Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Allied Health Professions

Gerontology, MS


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Gerontology, MS

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Gerontology in the School of Allied Health Professions offers a Master of Science in Gerontology in six concentration areas: education, health care organization and planning, psychogeriatrics, public administration, social services and research. The purpose of this program is threefold:
(1) to train qualified professionals to work in administrative, planning, service delivery and instructional/staff development positions in programs and services for the elderly at the national, state and local levels;
(2) to provide an opportunity for those studying in other disciplines, and whose work will encompass service to the aged, to integrate their own training with a comprehensive knowledge/understanding of the aging process; and
(3) to stimulate the design and execution of gerontological research across the multiple disciplines.


Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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