2024-25 Academic Catalog

Gerontology Certificate

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Joe Wilmoth
220-B Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Building
Box 9745
Mississippi State, MS  39762
Telephone: 662-325-1799
E-mail: jwilmoth@humansci.msstate.edu

An Interdisciplinary Program

The graduate-level Gerontology certificate is a multidisciplinary approach to provide students with current factual and theoretical data relating to aging. The program is available both to degree and non-degree graduate students. A certificate is awarded upon the completion of 9 hours of specified coursework, 6 hours of approved electives, and 3 hours of research or directed individual study.  For those students earning the certification in conjunction with an advanced degree in such disciplines as sociology, psychology, counseling, etc., the program would also constitute a gerontology concentration within the respective discipline.

For further information, contact Dr. Joe Wilmoth.

Gerontology Certificate

HDFS 6403Introduction to Gerontology3
Directed individual study/readings course in gerontology1-3
Select three of the following:9
Psychology of Aging
Aging and Retirement in American Society
Adult Development: The Middle Years
Issues in Aging
Counseling Elderly Clients
Sociology of Death and Dying
Total Hours13-15