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MSHCA - Gerontology Degree Program Online


MSHCA – Gerontology
MSHCA – Gerontology

Making a difference with older people can be extremely rewarding. A master’s degree with a focus in gerontology will give you the knowledge and skills to be a leader in this flourishing field. You’ll work as an advocate directly and indirectly for our aging population.

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education expects an increase in the elderly population throughout the 21st century to result in expanded career opportunities for gerontology professionals in many disciplines. Daily care of aging individuals who need special attention should continue to open the door to greater job growth.

What You’ll Learn


Graduates will learn to think critically, analytically, and creatively about the challenges of the aging population. The program is designed to meet the diverse needs of professionals in gerontology and includes the study of the physical, mental, and social changes in older people; the investigation of the changes in society resulting in our aging population; as well as societal influences on how people age; and the application of this knowledge to policies and programs.

Where Your Degree Can Take You


Upon completing this program, you will have the knowledge needed to pursue senior-level positions such as:

  • Director of Elder & Human Services
  • Executive Director of Health Systems Agencies
  • Medical Care Administrator
  • Nursing Home Chief Executive Officer
  • Public Health Program Chief
  • Hospice Director
  • Health Facilities Planner

See Student Disclosures page for important information on suggested careers.

Who Should Enroll


Whether you are already working in the medical field, but looking to advance your career with new credentials on your resume – or whether you are interested in transitioning into a healthcare career – a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration: Gerontology, positions you to meet the growing demand for healthcare experts.