Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging is a University-wide program that provides graduate and professional students the opportunity to expand their knowledge, skills, and attitudes to meet the needs of our nation’s growing older adult population.

Students must apply to enroll in the program and must satisfactorily complete at least 14 hours of graduate course work from the Master List of Courses, which includes:

  • Seven - Eight (7-8) credit hours from the core curriculum,
  • Courses from two or more graduate programs outside the student’s major program,
  • Up to three (3) credit hours may be in approved independent study from the Master List of Courses.

The required core curriculum, an integrated series of four courses, focuses on basic components of gerontology shared by many professions. Students then choose from a wide range of elective courses to complete the 14-hour requirement. Successful completion of the Specialization in Aging is noted on students’ transcripts.

Learn more about the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging at https://aging.osu.edu/, or contact Cynthia Dougherty, MSW, PhD, Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies, at 614-293-4815, or  cynthia.dougherty@osumc.edu.