Social Gerontology, MA

Department of Gerontology, College of Public Affairs & Community Service

Vision Statement

Students pursuing the MA in social gerontology are seeking a formalized and in-depth understanding of the aging process by either pursuing a thesis or non-thesis option.

Program Contact Information

Christopher M. Kelly, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
210K College of Public Affairs & Community Service (CPACS) 
402.554.4124
cmkelly@unomaha.edu

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Other Program-Related Information

Alternative Delivery

Distance courses are available (online) for both the MA and the certificate programs.

Dual Degree in Social Gerontology and Law

Prospective students must apply to both UNO and UNL. Please refer to the Gerontology Departmental Handbook for more information. If pursuing the dual social gerontology and law degree the LSAT will be accepted in lieu of the GRE.

Admissions

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program are accepted on a rolling basis. All materials must be submitted prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student has elected to begin coursework.

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Two (2) Academic Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement (minimum two-pages)

Degree Requirements

Thesis Option

Required Courses
GERO/SOC 9110APPLIED SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY3
GERO/PSYC 9460SEMINAR IN AGING AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR3
GERO 8676PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY3
GERO 8020INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS3
Electives
Any graduate-level gerontology course can count toward the MA, as well as other courses outside the Department of Gerontology with the advice and consent of the advisor.18
GERO 8990THESIS6
Total Credits36

Non-Thesis Option

Required Courses
GERO/SOC 9110APPLIED SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY3
GERO/PSYC 9460SEMINAR IN AGING AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR3
GERO 8676PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY3
GERO 8020INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS3
GERO 8940GRADUATE PRACTICUM3
Electives
Any graduate-level gerontology course can count toward the MA, as well as other courses outside the Department of Gerontology with the advice and consent of the advisor.21
Total Credits36

Exit Requirements

  • Thesis Option- GERO 8990 6 hours
  • Non-Thesis Option - Comprehensive Examination