Social Gerontology, M.A.
Department of Gerontology, College of Public Affairs & Community Service
Students pursuing the MA in Social Gerontology are seeking a formalized and in-depth understanding of the aging process by either pursuing a thesis or non-thesis option.
Program Contact Information:
Dr. Christopher M. Kelly, Graduate Program Chair
College of Public Affairs & Community Service (CB) 210H
Applications for this program are accepted on a rolling basis. All materials must be submitted prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student has elected to begin coursework.
- Online Application
- One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
- Application Fee
- If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam are required
- 500 on the written TOEFL
- 173 on the computer-based TOEFL
- 61 on the internet-based TOEFL
- 5.5 on the IELTS
- 44 on the PTE
- Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses related to proposed major
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
MASGER Degree Requirements
MASGER Required Courses (12 hours thesis option-15 hours non-thesis option):
MASGER Electives (18 hours thesis option-21 hours non-thesis option):
Any graduate-level Gerontology course can count toward the MA, as well as other courses outside the Department of Gerontology with the advice and consent of the advisor.
MASGER Exit Requirements:
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Total Credit Hours: 36
MASGER-Other Program-Related Information:
Distance courses are available (online) for both the MA and the certificate programs.
Dual Degree in Social Gerontology and Law
Prospective students must apply to both UNO and UNL. Please refer to the Gerontology Departmental Handbook for more information. If pursuing the dual Social Gerontology and Law degree the LSAT will be accepted in lieu of the GRE.