Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Los Angeles, USA
Distance Learning, On-Campus
5 - 18 months
Full time, Part time
USD 2,137 / per credit *
Earliest start date
* per unit
If you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in another field or major, our certificate program gives you a greater understanding of gerontology theory and research. A certificate in gerontology opens up opportunities to make an impact as an aging expert across a wide range of industries.
Is the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Right for Me?
The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is ideal if you’re a professional in any field and you want to:
- Set yourself apart with valuable expertise in how to meet the needs of an aging society
- Join a professional network of impact makers who are creating the future of aging
- Take your career to the next level with a skill set that is in high demand across multiple sectors
The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology prepares you for:
- Taking aging theory and applying it to practice in diverse industries, including healthcare, technology, and real estate
- Consulting for older adults, service providers, and businesses
- Policy and advocacy work
- Bringing an aging specialization to existing careers in law, pharmacy, business, social work, and more
- Creating opportunities for yourself in a growing and increasingly relevant field
How Do I Earn My Graduate Certificate of Gerontology at USC Leonard Davis?
The GCG is a 16-unit certificate program. You can complete your studies either on campus or through our convenient online education program.
What Will I Study in My Classes?
The GCG program at USC Leonard Davis explores gerontology through a sophisticated, multidisciplinary approach. Your classes integrate research and concepts from different fields, providing connections and context as you pursue academic and career goals.
Learning that Fits Your Life
Whether you live halfway across the world or have a busy career, we make this program work for you. You can earn the MAG degree online, through our robust digital course platform.
All your classes are streamed online, allowing you to interact with your classmates and professors in real-time. Learn more about our online education program.