Gerontology

MS

  • Career in health care of elderly
  • Conduct research, gain hands on experience
  • Growing job market

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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.

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Accomplished Administrative Studies Faculty

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.

Megan

I currently work for Community Care Behavioral Health, a managed care company.

I received my Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University in 2005. I currently work for Community Care Behavioral Health, a managed care company. As a Care Manager, I am responsible for assisting members identified at risk for recidivism, discontinuous care, or as members of priority or special needs populations who present with complex needs for coordination of their behavioral health services with other aspects of their care. 

My Master of Social Work degree from Marywood has helped me advance my career to a position in which candidates are specifically chosen based upon a targeted area of practice, supported by education, training, and experience, with expertise in the delivery of behavioral health care to a given population.

The small class settings, option to take classes on weekends, and part-time program were imperative in allowing me to work towards this degree. I value my degree and highly recommend Marywood for anyone seeking a degree in the social work field.

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
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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