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.

Requirements for the PhD include coursework; satisfactory performance on a written and oral qualifying examination; submission of an acceptable dissertation; and satisfactory performance on a final oral examination (dissertation defense).

Doctoral students will complete 60 post-master's credit hours, including dissertation work and 34 credit hours of coursework.

Required Courses

Number Title Credits
GTY 609 Qualitative Research Methods 3
GTY 702 Knowledge Construction and Advanced Theory 3
GTY 705 Communicating Gerontological Knowledge 1
GTY 706 Communicating Gerontological Knowledge 1
GTY 707 Communicating Gerontological Knowledge  1
GTY 718 Statistical Modeling in Gerontology 3
GTY 745 Sociology of Aging 3
GTY 709
-or-

GTY 751
-and-
GTY 750
Advanced Qualitative Research Design and Analyses (709 - 4 credits)
OR
Categorical Modeling (751- 3 credits)
AND
Special Topics in Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Aging Research (GTY 750 1 – 4 credits)
4 or 5 min.
GTY 850 Dissertation Research 16 min.

Electives

Number Title Credits
GTY 684 Global Aging 3
GTY 686 Global Health and Health Systems 3
GTY 708 Methods and Statistics 4
GTY 709 Advanced Qualitative Research Design and Analysis 4
GTY 750 Special Topics in Advanced Quantitative Methodology 1–4
GTY 709 Advanced Qualitative Research Design and Analyses 4
GTY 715 Readings in Gerontology 1–5
GTY 720 Individual Investigation 1–5
GTY 747 Demography and Epidemiology 3
GTY 767 Advanced Policy Analysis 3

Additional elective courses are offered across campus in other disciplines.

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