May 30, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Gerontology (MA)

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The MA in Gerontology provides an opportunity to acquire skills and formal training in gerontology. Most courses are offered online and on campus.

Continuous registration in the program is required. Leaves of absence are available for limited times and are excluded from the total time limit.

In order to participate in the online courses, students will be required to have access to a laptop or desktop computer with broadband (high speed) internet capability including a web browser, word processing software and presentation software, as well as a printer. Specific details regarding the computer requirements will be provided by the department.

Admission standards and prerequisites are the same as listed for the Master of Science in Gerontology with the exception that students in the online MA program are expected to have a significant amount of experience working in human services, health care, business or similar settings. Students are not required to have taken an approved additional course.

Elective Courses (8 units)

Students must select two electives (for a total of 8 units) of Gerontology courses from the list below. Students may take a maximum of one GERO 400 level course from the list below. Students may also take GERO 499  and GERO 599  in consultation with the academic adviser.

Total units: 28

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