Aging Studies, Graduate Certificate

The goal of this certificate is to develop transformational leaders that can become a force for positive social change related to aging within their communities and organizations. This program is fully online and is designed to support the ability of working professionals to meet their educational goals without disrupting their careers.

Program Highlights

  • Housed within the Department of Sociology & Corrections
  • Close, working relationship with the Chesley Center on Aging
  • Opportunities for students to get involved with annual conferences on palliative and dementia care
  • Member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • A personal statement outlining their interest in graduate training in aging studies and at Minnesota State Mankato
  • Writing sample, preferably on a topic related to aging studies and/or gerontology, that demonstrates strong logical reasoning and written communication skills
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can assess the applicant’s potential to succeed in graduate school
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May1
Spring Start Rolling September 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 12 months

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Sarah Epplen

Aging Studies Website