Ph.D. in Gerontology
Earn your Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska Omaha Department of Gerontology
All offered on the Omaha campus
• GERO 8056 Advanced Principles in the Biology of Aging
or GERO 8800 Graduate Seminar in the Aging Brain
• 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 required for the doctoral program
To apply: Application deadline: January 15, 2021
Please submit all materials electronically through the UNO Office of Graduate Studies application system:
• 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
- Paper given at a professional meeting
- Substantial paper (e.g., review of literature, critique of a research article, grant
- Professional materials developed for use in one’s workplace
Click here for Graduate Studies.
UNO Office of Graduate Studies
6001 Dodge Street
Eppley Administration Building, Room 203
Omaha, NE 68182-0209
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.
For 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.