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Gerontology, M.S.

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(Major Code: 12043) (SIMS Code: 551904)

Admission currently suspended for the Master of Science degree in Gerontology.

Specific Requirements

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the Master of Science degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a minimum of 36 units. The program consists of 30 units of required core courses and six units of electives.

Plan A


A minimum of six units of electives is required. Selected with the approval of the student’s adviser, electives must include courses in gerontology or departments related to gerontology. Any gerontology graduate course or 500- to 700-level courses not taken for credit in the core curriculum qualify as electives. The breadth of courses available to supplement the core of required courses will be extensive, and draw on resources from across the university.

Plan A

Students who complete Plan A, Thesis option for the M.S. degree in gerontology must include GERO 799A  (Thesis) in the 30-unit program, complete GERO 797  as one of the electives, and pass a final oral examination on the thesis.

Plan B

Students in Plan B must include GERO 700B  to fulfill core requirements and pass a comprehensive written examination.

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