Ph.D. in Gerontology
Earn your Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska Omaha Department of Gerontology
Our program is interdisciplinary in scope, coursework, and faculty that serve our department. There are over 40 faculty across the University of Nebraska system engaged in aging research.
Students in our program have an individualized curriculum to best support their needs and interests, and take courses both within and outside of their home department, as well as from the Lincoln and Medical Center campuses.
Please also feel free to contact Dr. Boron directly at email@example.com.
All offered on the Omaha campus:
- GERO 8356 Advanced Principles in the Biology of Aging
- GERO 8500 Politics in Aging
- GERO 8730 Dying, Death, & Grieving
- GERO 9020 Graduate Seminar in Statistical Applications
- GERO 9110 Applied Social Gerontology
- GERO 9460 Seminar in Aging & Human Behavior
* 6 additional credit hours of research methods required
* A minimum of 20 credit hours of dissertation
Total of 90 credit hours are required for the program
To apply: Application deadline:
Send the following materials to the UNO Office of Graduate Studies:
- Application fee ($45)
- All official transcripts from post-secondary educational institutions
- GRE Scores
- TOEFL for all international students and a financial statement
- Curriculum vitae
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Personal statement of previous education and experience, post-degree goals
- Sample of writing/research
- Manuscript or published article resulting from earlier research such as
- master’s thesis
- Paper given at a professional meeting
- Substantial paper (e.g., review of literature, a critique of a research article, grant
- Professional materials developed for use in one’s workplace
Our Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the Doctoral Degree:
SLO 1: Mastery of content – students will be able to integrate interdisciplinary evidence-based gerontological knowledge and theories into a product that is new to him/her.
SLO 2: Mastery of research skills - students will demonstrate competence in conducting interdisciplinary gerontological research through hypothesis generation, study design, and analysis and interpretation of data.
SLO 3: Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills needed to disseminate research in the field of gerontology.
SLO 4: Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills in regards to critically thinking about concepts, knowledge, and theories in the field of gerontology.
6001 Dodge Street,
203 Eppley Administration Building
Omaha, NE 68182-0209
Learn more about UNO Graduate Studies.
Prospective students wishing to pursue the Doctor of Philosophy in Gerontology are invited to contact Dr. Julie Boron at the University of Nebraska Omaha Department of Gerontology at firstname.lastname@example.org .