Sociology and Anthropology - Social Aspects of Aging
The graduate certificate in Social Aspects of Aging is a multidisciplinary program designed to offer a limited number of academically and professionally oriented graduate experiences in aging.
The graduate certificate program is located within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in cooperation with the Departments of Family and Consumer Sciences, Psychology, Health Sciences, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the School of Social Work.
This certificate requires 12 credit hours for completion.
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University Admission Requirements
A student applying to a graduate certificate program must:
- have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
To apply to this program, you must submit:
- a current resume or curriculum vitae
- a writing sample, preferably a paper from a sociology course or other college course
- names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation
- a statement of purpose explaining your career goals and why you are applying to this program
International students must provide an official TOEFL/IELTS score.
Admissions decisions consider the compatibility of your proposed research with the expertise of our faculty.
- Fall (August) Term — March 1
- Spring (January) Term — October 15