Applied Gerontology Enhancement and Specialization

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences and is only available online.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The certificate in applied gerontology enhancement and specialization (AGES) is offered to those who currently work, have worked or will work in the field of gerontology and have attained a bachelor’s or master’s degree. This certificate will develop and enhance the managerial and administrative skills of the practitioner and provide students with the knowledge to effectively meet the needs of the aging population in a variety of career settings. 

Students enrolled in the MA degree program in gerontology are not eligible to receive the applied gerontology enhancement and specialization certificate.


The 12 credit hours required for the graduate certificate in applied gerontology enhancement and specialization include the following courses:

  • GERN 5600 Economic Issues for Older Adults (3 hours)
  • GERN 5640 Management of Programs for Older Adults (3 hours)
  • GERN 5670 Social Science Perspectives in Gerontology (3 hours)
  • GERN 5690 Issues in Gerontology* (3 hours)

*GERN 5690 course topics vary


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admissions materials to:

Webster University
Office of Admission
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119