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2020 Graduate Catalog 
2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Gerontology, MS (53-760) (30 hours)

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Student Learning Outcomes - The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Social Gerontology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the social, psychological, economic and physical aspects of aging and identify the major issues associated with the aging years.

  • Apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom within organizations and facilities that serve older adults; or if doing a thesis, demonstrate an ability to formulate an independent research question and conduct a project assess the question.

  • Apply ethical guidelines in research and professional practice.

  • Recognize the impacts of policies on alder adults, their families, professionals in the field of aging and the organizations for which they work.

This program is an interdisciplinary course of study designed for students seeking to prepare themselves for one of the many opportunities in the growing field of service for older adults. UCM offers both an on-campus program in Warrensburg and off-campus at the UCM Summit Center.

To be accepted into this program a student must have minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and at least one upper-level course in research methods. If the student meets the GPA requirement but does not have the upper-level course in research methods, the student will be required to take an additional methods course before graduation.

Following admission to the degree program, the student must file a program of study that has been approved by the program coordinator. Eligibility for an internship course must be approved by the program coordinator prior to beginning the practical experience.

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