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Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Gerontology?

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Posted on May, 08 2014

NDSU Distance and Continuing Education presents live, online, information session
May 20 at 11:30 a.m. CDT

 

Join representatives from North Dakota State University's Human Development & Family Science and Distance & Continuing Education departments for a FREE, live, online discussion of the online M.S. in Human Development & Family Science: Gerontology option and the online Gerontology Graduate Certificate.  Learn more about the growing field of gerontology from Heather Fuller-Iglesias, Ph.D., from NDSU’s gerontology program and Joel Hektner, Ph.D., coordinator for NDSU’s HDFS graduate programs.

Why earn a master’s degree in gerontology? Statistics from the Census Bureau indicate that in 2030, when all of the baby boomers will be 65 and older, nearly one in five U.S. residents is expected to be 65 and older. Businesses, government agencies, service organizations, educational institutions, and self-employed professionals from every economic sector are recognizing the need for specialized knowledge and skills to meet the needs of this changing demographic. Because of the increasing aging population, gerontology is a field that will likely provide solid career options. 

This live information session will:

  • give you a sneak peek of the program,
  • help you gather information about topics covered in the courses,
  • discuss expectations of students,
  • offer background information on the field of gerontology,
  • cover admission requirements, and
  • give you the opportunity to ask your specific questions.

This information session will provide you with key information you need to know to be successfully admitted into the program.

All individuals interested in the online M.S. in Human Development & Family Science: Gerontology option and the online Gerontology Graduate Certificate are invited to attend this FREE, live, online information session but pre-registration is required. For more information about these gerontology degrees or to register for the information session go to ndsu.me/dcemsg or call 701-231-7015.