Graduate Gerontology
Certificate Program
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The multi-disciplinary Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program (GGCP) is a Board of Regents approved program that addresses the national need to educate professionals to work with the growing population of baby boomers and older persons.  The GGCP offers students an individually tailored curriculum of course work, supervised internships and research.

There are two options for pursuing the Certificate:

  1. Students who have previously earned a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited institution may enroll in the GGCP to receive the certificate only.   Students enroll as special students in the Graduate School of the University of Maryland College Park.  The level of Certificate earned (master’s or doctoral) corresponds with the level of degree previously earned. 
  2. Students who are enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in the University System of Maryland may participate in the Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program in addition to their degree program.  The level of Certificate earned (master’s or doctoral) corresponds with the level of degree earned.  Participation in the Certificate program typically does not exceed the amount of time necessary to complete a degree since the Certificate courses and requirements are usually compatible with degree requirements.

 

The Center on Aging, in cooperation with various academic departments, coordinates the Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program for students enrolled in the University System of Maryland:
           
•           University of Maryland College Park
•           University of Maryland Baltimore County
•           University of Maryland at Baltimore
•           University of Baltimore

Students must register for at least one course on the College Park campus while earning a certificate.


 
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