The Master of Arts in Gerontology at Concordia University Chicago positions graduates to promote and contribute to the wellness of our aging population. It prepares graduates to work in a variety of aging-related careers. Additionally, this course of study allows for a tailor-made curriculum combining an integrated perspective on aging and older adults. Students are trained in the best practices of gerontological education, research, and practice.
Our gerontology masters program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary course of study for individuals interested in meeting the needs of an aging world and improving the lives of older adults.
The world’s population is aging and the number of older adults is increasing. This demographic reality suggests that there will be a demand for individuals skilled in addressing the unique opportunities and challenges associated with aging.
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The Master of Arts in Gerontology is designed to prepare traditional and nontraditional students for a career in gerontology. Based on the conceptual learning guidelines proposed by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), this gerontology program is designed to enable the student to:
- Appreciate the uniqueness, abilities and potentials of all older adults and their contributions to their families, their community and to society
- Acquire educational, research and practice skills for an informed gerontological professional identity and practice.
- Develop increased competency in service to older adults and their families.
- Develop skills for scholarship and research in assessing and implementing future change for older adults and an aging society.