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Department of Gerontology - Online

master of arts in social gerontology (online).

In response to the aging of the population, the Gerontology Department in 2011 has adjusted its M.A. in Social Gerontology to better meet the needs of its students. The M.A. in Social Gerontology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is a degree program designed to help meet the educational needs of two principal groups: those seeking to develop research skills by following the thesis track and those wanting to gain a more sophisticated knowledge about aging through graduate course work and direct practice through the non-thesis option.

First, the thesis option is designed for those who are mid-career professionals who wish to gain additional knowledge and insight from the research in the field of gerontology, to interpret the research critically, and who may wish to be prepared to conduct research on their own. These students often consider the PhD specialization in gerontology after completing this program.

Second, the degree is designed for those practitioners working with older adults and those that aspire to work with elders in some capacity. The non-thesis track provides students with the necessary educational support to be able to understand normal and abnormal age related changes. The training will also allow students to design, implement and evaluate programming for elders and their families.

Download information on the Master of Arts in Social Gerontology application process; for more information about the M.A. in Social Gerontology, please contact Paul Falkowski, (402) 554.3780, Download the brochure.

Visit the Graduate Studies website for information on the Graduate Admission process.

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