About Aging Studies
Many people today find that their careers have taken turns that give them the opportunity to work with older adults. Because their original educational training may not have prepared them for working with an older population, they turn to the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community's (CAC) online programs in aging studies (also called gerontology). Because aging studies is multidisciplinary, our program is open to students from all areas of study and all careers.
With our unique format of online courses, CAC works to meet the needs of traditional, nontraditional and postprofessional students. We offer a combination of core, concentration, skills and elective classes, and have an outstanding interdisciplinary faculty that provide optimal learning experiences in an environment of research and discovery.
The Center offers three programs of study:
- Master of Science in Gerontology
- Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
- Undergraduate Certificate in Aging Studies
About our programs
The master’s degree requires a total of 36 credit hours, generally taken in 3-credit hour courses. The graduate certificate in gerontology requires a total of 18 credit hours. How many courses you take at a time is your choice. Students have up to five years to complete the master's degree and up to three years for the graduate certificate in gerontology.
If you're unsure whether or not an online program in aging studies is for you, you can take up to two courses as a guest student without being admitted into the program. Course fees still apply. Junior and senior level undergraduates with a GPA of 3.5 or better can take up to two gerontology graduate courses as electives. Permission from your home department advisor is required.
CAC's online gerontology courses follow UIndy's standard academic calendar and begin in early fall, winter and summer.