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Gerontology Degrees, Purdue University

Purdue University- Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC)

Location (city, state, country):

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Name of degree, course or training program:

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Gerontology Minor
  • Dual-Title PhD

Dates or duration of program:

  • Graduate Certificate requires 10 credit hours
  • Gerontology minor requires 15 credit hours
  • Dual-Title PhD requires 24 credit hours

Description of opportunity (maximum 100 words):
Purdue University has offered courses related to aging at the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 20 years. With opportunities for careers in the field of aging continuing to grow with the changing demographics of the nation and the world, the Purdue University graduate programs in Gerontology enhance employment and research opportunities associated with aging related issues. Course work at all levels emphasizes interdisciplinary breadth while the Dual-Title PhD also maintains disciplinary depth. Students are encouraged to become involved with discipline-specific and interdisciplinary professional organizations studying the aging process.

Who should participate:
The Graduate Certificate is available to those with a Bachelor’s degree in any field of study who are interested in studying aging and/or who work with older adults. A background in gerontology will be a valuable asset to those in pharmacy, nursing, fitness, nutrition, finance or a host of other disciplines related to aging populations. Graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree may enroll in the gerontology minor and/or Dual-Title PhD.

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