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Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Virginia Tech



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Course info


The Center for Gerontology studies aging from a multidisciplinary perspective, with a focus on both typical and problematic aspects of aging. Certificate students complete courses in the social, psychological, and physical aspects of aging. They may also complete a practicum and research on a topic in gerontology. Students normally take the certificate courses as part of their degree plan of study.

What You'll Study

The required minimum of 9 credits focus on three core gerontology competency domains, namely aging processes and outcomes related to (1) biological changes and health, (2) dimensions of psychological functioning, and (3) contemporary social and societal issues. The principal goal of the curriculum is to offer learning experiences consistent with the recommendations of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.

Full Time (9 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$14,208.00 (10,41,233) per year

USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


23-Aug-21, 18-Jan-22


Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,



24061, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

Minimum GPA 3.0 (4 Scale)

English language Scores:

A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or 90 on the internet-based test (iBT) is required for consideration of the application. On the iBT, sub-scores of at least 20 on each subtest (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) are required for admission. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

International Application Deadlines: Fall: April 01; Spring: Sep 01.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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