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.
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 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.

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 research and coursework.

Required Courses

Number Title Credits
GSC 601 College Teaching Enhancement 1
GTY 609 Qualitative Research Methods 3
GTY 702 Knowledge Construction and Advanced Theory 3
GTY 705 Oral and Written Communication in Gerontology 3
GTY 708 Quantitative Methods and Statistics  4
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 (4 credits)
OR
Categorical Modeling (3 credits)
AND
Special Topics in Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Aging Research (1-4 credits) 

 

4 min.

 

GTY 850 Dissertation Research 16 min.

Electives

Number Title Credits
GTY 615 Readings in Gerontology 1-5; 6 max.
GTY 620 Supervised Research in Gerontology 1-5; 6 max.
GTY 684 Global Aging 3
GTY 686 Global Health and Health Systems 3
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 747 Demography and Epidemiology 3
GTY 767 Advanced Policy Analysis 3
GTY 790 Pre-Candidacy Doctoral Research in Gerontology 1-12; 12 max.

Additional elective courses are offered across campus in other disciplines.

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