Degree Requirements and Curriculum

Degree with Gerontological Counseling Option

The M.S. degree with Gerontological Counseling option requires a total of 36 credits, including four core courses, which must be satisfactorily completed before other courses are taken, six option courses, and two electives. The following courses are required:

Core courses
GRG 550-560 Proseminar in Gerontology I and II
GRG 580 Research Methods and Analysis
GRG 570 Delivery of Human Services to the Older Person

Option courses
GRG 620 Assessing the Gerontological Client
GRG 640 Group Process and Practicum
GRG 4130 Counseling the Gerontological Client
GRG 610 Clinical Pathology
GRG 791-792 Advanced Internship

M.S. Degree with Human Services Administration Option

The M.S. degree with Human Services Administration option requires a total of 36 credits, including four core courses, which must be satisfactorily completed before other courses are taken, six option courses and two electives. The following courses are required:

Core courses
GRG 550-560 Proseminar in Gerontology I and II
GRG 580 Research Methods and Analysis
GRG 570 Delivery of Human Services to the Older Person

Option courses
GRG 791-792 Advanced Internship
plus four of the following:
HAD 552 Health Administration
HAD 557 Foundations of Health Care Planning and Marketing
HAD 553 Health Care Organization
HAD 554 Health Care Law
HAD 555 Accounting for Health Care Organizations
HAD 4695 Labor Relations in the Health Care Industry
MGT 560 Human Resource Management

Courses may be substituted for option courses listed with permission of Director of Program.

Elective courses may be selected from other Gerontological option courses, courses part of other master’s program curricula, or independent study courses (Directed Readings or Directed Research)

Post-Master's Certificate In Gerontological Services
Students who already possess a Master’s degree can be awarded a Post-Master’s Certificate in Gerontological Services upon successful completion of six courses, including the following required courses:
GRG 550-560 Proseminar in Gerontology I and II
GRG 570 Delivery of Human Services to the Older Person