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Graduate Program

The graduate specialization program requires:

  1. Application and acceptance into UNO Graduate Studies [Graduate Admission] and the UNO Graduate Certificate Program (this applies to UN-L and UNMC students also);
  2. Completion of 15 semester hours of gerontology courses (usually five courses) including Applied Social Gerontology (GERO 9110); and
  3. Completion of 3 semester hours of GERO 8940: Practicum (15 hours per week for one semester) in an approved aging-related setting. If doing a combined practicum or internship with your major department, you will register for 3 hours in Gerontology and the required number in the other department. Previous aging-related professional experience may fulfill up to one-half of the practicum requirement.

Although the graduate specialization closely resembles the undergraduate program, it extends and enlarges the undergraduate study and provides opportunities for administrative and research experience.

Download the Certificate Application; or call (402) 554.2272 for a brochure and application.

Also offered is a Graduate Certificate with a concentration in interior design.

Please note: All certificate students must apply on-line and to the department directly to be considered for acceptance into a program of study. Undergraduate students are to apply to UNO admissions and graduate students are to apply to UNO Graduate Studies in order for an application to be correctly processed.