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The certificate of graduate study in gerontology is designed to address the needs of professionals who are currently engaged or will be engaged in activities that include planning, administration and the provision of services for older citizens.

Graduate Degrees

The interdisciplinary Gerontology Certificate Program is administered by our Graduate School and planned by the university's Interdisciplinary Academic Committee on Gerontology. The program focuses on the biological, health, psychological, social and economic aspects of aging as well as public policy issues related to program delivery.


C  Certificate in Gerontology

Graduate Director: Katherine Leith, 803-777-5291,
Student Services Program Coordinator: Frances Spann, 803-777-1545,

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 


Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.