Master of Arts

General objectives of the Master of Arts in Gerontology

  • To prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to fill a wide variety of positions in the developing field of aging.
  • To provide both a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary understanding of the processes of normal aging of the rapidly growing and diverse population of older adults in North Carolina, the U.S., and internationally.
  • To provide students with a background in current theory and research in the field of Gerontology.
  • To provide students with an understanding of the formal and informal systems of support through which we address the needs of older adults.