A Master of Science Degree in Gerontology will provide the opportunity for students in fields such as Health Care Administration, Nursing, Social Work, Public Administration, and Counseling/ Psychology to gain knowledge of the needs of the geriatric population and to care properly for the geriatric patients in both social and healthcare environments. The curriculum will prepare graduates to work more creatively, and do so in an ethical and moral fashion. As the population ages, it will be important for health care workers to adapt to their changing responsibilities, and feel comfortable that the risks they take for attempts at improvement are based upon a solid education and background.

AGHE, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, was consulted for curriculum guidelines and standards.