MA in Gerontology
We all know that getting older can be tough. However taking care of an estimated population of 70 million U.S. seniors by the year 2030 might prove to be even tougher. Webster's gerontology curriculum will provide you with the essential knowledge regarding aging individuals and the impact of this "age wave" on social, economic, and political structures.
Coursework draws on a wide range of disciplines from management, economics, and political science to the behavioral, natural and social sciences. You'll learn how to provide vital services for the older adult population, including policy development; case management; community-based services; product design and advertising; administration; home health services; human resources; and direct services such as counseling, medical, and financial-planning. The degree is also beneficial for entrepreneurs who focus on the growing senior consumer market.
Webster's MA in Gerontology program is available entirely online for maximum flexibility and convenience. You can take courses through Webster's WorldClassRoom to complete your degree, so your progress never has to go on hold, even if you relocate or travel for work.
Points of Distinction
- Webster'sinnovative online WorldClassRoom lets you earn a degree from anywhere in the world. As an online student, you will be taught under the same rigorous academic standards as Webster University's traditional classroom programs.
- A day-long St. Louis workshop which features local and national gerontology experts, draws professionals from a variety of fields and offer participants the opportunity to network and learn about specific elder-related issues.
The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) or the 54 credit hours required for the master of business administration (MBA) with an emphasis in gerontology must include certain courses. See the program requirements for more information.