The Certificate in Gerontology offers professionals from many disciplines an opportunity for specialized training in aging. The certificate program is open to those who have earned or are earning master’s or doctoral degrees from accredited graduate programs. The graduate-level course of study offers (1) a general background in aging processes, problems, and issues; (2) methods of problem solving and program evaluation; and (3) in-depth study of various topics in aging. The certificate program requires at least 15 graduate credits in gerontology courses at Miami University.
The certificate is awarded by the Scripps Gerontology Center and is not regarded as an academic credential awarded by Miami University. The certificate provides visible evidence that a graduate-level course of study in gerontology has been completed at Miami University. Thus, the certificate increases one’s employment options by documenting an area of specialization in aging. Although courses toward the certificate can be completed concurrently with courses toward a graduate degree, the certificate is awarded only upon completion of a graduate degree from an accredited college or university. The certificate is not awarded in conjunction with the Master of Gerontological Studies degree from Miami University.