People are living longer and the number of older adults is increasing, along with the diversity of their needs and interests. Simultaneously, many states predict dramatic workforce shortages in industries that provide services to our aging population. Therefore, the demand for professionals with expertise in aging is growing rapidly, and career opportunities in aging are numerous and varied.

The Institute of Gerontology offers a master’s degree specialization, a certificate for graduate students, and a minor for undergraduate students. In addition to academic programs, gerontology students have access to numerous community engagement, service learning, and research opportunities.

To learn more about the Institute of Gerontology or our degree programs, feel free to contact us:

  • Undergraduate Minor Coordinator:
    Dr. Sarah Saint Hamilton (
  • Graduate MPH Concentration and Certificate Coordinator:
    Dr. Kerstin Emerson (