Master of Arts in Gerontology

The Gerontology Master's curriculum is designed to prepare students for a career in gerontological administration. Focused on providing a broad educational base in the field of aging and the aged, the courses in this program draw upon a variety of disciplines such as the behavioral and social sciences, management, political science, and the natural sciences. This interdisciplinary perspective reflects the complexity of the environments within which individuals live and age.

Gerontology is a relatively new field; over the next decade or two, we will continue to see a growing need for individuals with training in the field of aging and the aged. Individuals entering the field today are pioneers in many ways and will be particularly successful if they see themselves as entrepreneurs. Most students go on to create their own positions or businesses within the field. The applied gerontology core courses, as well as the program electives, are concerned with maximizing the applied and theoretical bases necessary for a successful career in gerontology.

In addition to the Master of Arts in Gerontology, Webster University offers a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and an M.B.A. with a Gerontology emphasis.

Graduate Program Co-Directors

Gary Kannenberg

Eric Goedereis


320 Webster Hall
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

314-246-6970 (office)
314-246-6094 (fax)

Department Manger: Debi Aholt