Gerontology (M.S.)

As a student in Gerontology, you will develop the skills necessary to assume a professional leadership role in the delivery of service to older people. You will be learning in a program that brings together theory and practice in the field through classroom instruction, service-learning, internships and other experiential activities.

St. Cloud State is an Age-Friendly University offering a state-of-the-art experiential learning experience to enhance the understanding of physical, social and cognitive changes that may accompany the diverse experience of aging. 

Program Highlights

Program Distinctions

  • Member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • Strong commitment to partnerships throughout the community.
  • Nearly 100 percent job placement rate for recent program graduates. 
  • State-of-the-art experiential learning equipment including age-simulation suits, vision impairment goggles, and empathy lungs.
  • Nationally recognized faculty:
    • Dr. Phyllis Greenberg was named the 2018 Distinguished Teacher by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
    • Dr. Rona Karasik was named a 2010 Distinguished Teacher by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. 

Graduate Director

Dr. Phyllis Greenberg

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • Housing specialist
  • Home safety auditor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Communal living coordinator
  • Planning facilitator

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 15 Aug. 1
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer N/A N/A N/A

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