- Career in health care of elderly
- Conduct research, gain hands on experience
- Growing job market
A Master’s Degree in Gerontology will offer students an opportunity to be better prepared for a career in health care fields related to the elderly. It will offer health care professionals the knowledge and ability to make continuous changes and improvements in how the elderly are cared for. Health care providers and administrators with gerontology backgrounds will be very valuable in the changing market place.
More About This Degree
Alice Elaine McDonnell, Program Director and Professor of Public Administration, Health Services Administration and Gerontology. Gerontology; long-term care, role of hospice and other community resources in treatment of older cancer patients, Alzheimer’s disease, quality assurance, and geriatric Health Services Administration.
Alexander Dawoody, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Ph.D., Western Michigan University. Public policy, complexity theory, organizational dynamics.
The Administratiive Studies programs are located in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences. You'll find specialized computerized programs, including CAI (computer-assisted instruction) preparation software, and interactive video capability. General word processing and statistical software is available in the lab as well.
Graduate Admissions Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
- Completed application
- Official, sealed transcripts
- Two or three letters of recommendation