Gerontology | Online

Program Type
Undergraduate Certificate (Online)
Undergraduate Certificate
Mode of Study

Tuition per credit hour

$307 for in-state and $333 for out-of-state residents. See details and other costs

Credit hours

15 required credit hours. Most courses are equal to 3 credit hours. Browse course list

Program duration

Finish in as little as 1 year. Explore program requirements


Rolling admissions. Begin program in fall, spring, or summer. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Balance your schedule while completing your certificate: Our fully online program allows you to complete coursework from wherever you are.
  • Save money with reduced e-tuition for out-of-state students.
  • Develop a foundational knowledge of the field of gerontology, including the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of aging.
  • Prepare for a wide variety of careers to meet the ever-changing multidimensional needs of older adults.
  • Tailor the program to your goals: Complete the certificate independently or while making progress toward a USM bachelor’s degree.
A student takes the vitals of an older person.

Program requirements

Our program is designed for health and human service professionals who wish to meet the needs of an aging society. Multidisciplinary curriculum prepares students to take what they learn and apply it to real-world practice in diverse settings.

Next steps

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