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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP

MS Master of Science in Human Services Gerontology specialization

Overview

The number of people ages 65 and older is expected to double in the next few decades, creating a demand for health and human service professionals with gerontology skills. This online Master's program in Gerontology offers a comprehensive examination of the impact of aging on individuals, families and communities. The curriculum covers such topics as the biological, epidemiological, psychological, and social changes caused by the aging process; cultural and social attitudes toward the aging; care and services that promote productive aging; multigenerational relationships; and the impact of an aging demographic on public policy.

This specialization is part of Capella University's broad portfolio of public service leadership offerings. Capella features a multidisciplinary approach to public service education that brings together faculty and learners from public administration, public safety, and health care, professions that often must work together to address complex public sector challenges. Students benefit because they gain an in-depth understanding of their specialized professions in the context of the larger public service environment.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Gerontology from Capella, you'll evaluate the impact of aging on individuals, families and communities, and help develop gerontology-focused social policies and programs. You'll also learn to evaluate ethical, financial and legal retirement issues, and create culturally sensitive systems of support for productive aging. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in gerontology include case manager, director of nursing, assisted living manager, nursing home administrator, wellness director or mental health counselor specializing in aging issues. Potential workplaces include: adult day care program, community, human service or religious organization, health care organization or long-term care facility, nursing home or retirement community/assisted living facility.

Capella also provides you the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific knowledge area by earning a program concentration that will be included on your transcript and can enhance your career opportunities.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5957 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.