Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies
- Provide students with a knowledge base that prepares, supports, and enhances their ability to work with a diverse population of older adults
- Prepare students for professional positions serving older adults
- Enable students to fulfill leadership roles in the public and private sectors where knowledge and expertise regarding aging populations is imperative
- Emphasize the importance and relevance of the relationship between aging populations in the community and other professional providers
- Apply knowledge of aging policies, programs and services to advocate effectively on behalf of older adults
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Aging program requires the following:
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Application & Fee: Students seeking a graduate degree must complete an on-line Application for Admission (Form A). This form is available from the Graduate School & Research Office wku.edu/graduate. Your completed application along with a one time application fee of $40.00 (non-refundable) is required.
- Transcript Record: Graduates of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript showing the completed degree to the Office of Graduate Studies.
- No GRE is required
Please note: If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program at WKU, please contact your advisor to learn how you may be able to apply the graduate certificate in Aging Studies to your current master's program.
- GERO 501: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
- GERO 503: Policy Foundations on Aging Services
- GERO 505: Development & Change in Aging Programs
- One advisor approved elective. Click here to see a list of preapproved electives.
For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit this website.
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