College Choice’s gerontology program rankings placed UNO highly in four categories:
#1 Best online bachelor’s degree (Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies with Gerontology concentration)
#2 Best online master’s degree (Master of Arts in Social Gerontology)
#2 Most affordable online master’s degree (Master of Arts in Social Gerontology)
#3 Best bachelor’s degree (Bachelor of Science in Gerontology)
Since 1973, UNO’s Department of Gerontology has been educating students about aging issues. Students and faculty use a multidisciplinary approach to discover the many issues and opportunities facing our world’s rapidly increasing aging population, including independence, health changes and end-of-life planning. Programming is available in Omaha, Lincoln and online.
“This is recognition of our concerted efforts to prepare our students to thrive in this rapidly growing field,” Department Chairperson Julie Masters said. “There is a tremendous need for qualified elder care professionals, and our department works hard to provide outstanding education whether you are in one of our classrooms in Nebraska or studying from home hundreds of miles away.”
College Choice’s ranking is based on institutional reputation, graduation rates, selectivity, and faculty resources. The data from their ranking comes from the National Center for Education Statistics’ IPEDS database, U.S. News & World Report, Payscale, and individual college websites.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.