Program Requirements

 Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.  Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.
 Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.  Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.
 Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.  Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.
 We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.  We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.
 In the 2017 academic year our students gave 26 presentations at professional conferences.  In the 2017 academic year our students gave 26 presentations at professional conferences.

The Master of Gerontological Studies requires 43 credit hours including course work, a graduate practicum and a critical inquiry.

Required Courses
Number Title Credits
GTY 602 Perspectives in Gerontology 3
GTY 604 Gerontology Proseminar 1 1
GTY 605 Gerontology Proseminar 2 1
GTY 606 Gerontology Proseminar 3 1
GTY 607 Gerontology Proseminar 4 1
GTY 608 The Logic of Inquiry 4
GTY 609 Qualitative Research Methods 3
GTY 611 Linking Research and Practice 3
GTY 641 Organizations and the Aging Enterprise 3
GTY 667 Policy and Politics of Aging 3
GTY 700 Critical Inquiry in Gerontology 6 min.
GTY 708 Methods and Statistics 4
GTY 740 Graduate Practicum in Gerontology 8 min.
Electives (include but not limited to these)
Prefix/Number Course Title Credits
GTY 556 Aging & Health 3
GTY 579 Research on Inequality in Aging & Health 3
GTY 686 Global Health and Health Care Systems 3
GTY 702 Knowledge Construction and Advanced Theory 3
GTY 709 Advanced Qualitative Research & Methods 3
GTY 718 Statistical Modeling in Gerontology 3
GTY 745 Sociology of Aging 3
GTY 747 Demography & Epidemiology of Aging 3
FSW 566 Interpersonal Perspectives on Adulthood and Aging 3
KNH 571 Sport, Leisure, and Aging 4
KNH 685 Exercise, Aging, and Health Promotion 3
POL 567 Public Budgeting 3
POL 661 Proseminar in Public Administration 3
SOC 535 Sociology of Death 3
SOC 554 Formal Organizations 3

Additional elective courses are offered across campus in other disciplines.

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