Center for Gerontology

How Do I Earn the Gerontology Certificate?


The research topic of the thesis or dissertation must be on an issue in adult development and aging. This requirement is not meant to supersede the authority of the student's committee. Its aim is to assure that an issue in gerontology is examined in the research. To meet this requirement:

  • Meet with the center associate director to discuss the topic of the thesis/dissertation before completing the proposal.
  • After the advisory committee has approved the final draft of the thesis/dissertation, submit a signed cover sheet and abstract to the Center for Gerontology.