Ph.D. in Gerontology
Balancing rigorous, high-level research training with leadership skills and the acquisition and application of cutting-edge scientific knowledge, this degree prepares graduates to take the lead in the research of their chosen aspect of gerontology.
Ph.D. students will take a wide breadth of courses, including studying the physiology of human development and aging, examining social policies related to aging as well as the psychology and sociology of lifespan development. While studying closely with a faculty mentor, Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to zero in on a specific area of interest and begin the extensive, exciting process of discovering their own academic specialization.
Students who graduate from our Ph.D. program will enter the workforce armed with the highest-level gerontological education available and will be primed to begin their own careers in research, service or education, having attained mastery over their particular area of interest.