What will I learn?

The Gerontology graduate certificate is offered jointly with the University of Akron to offer students specialized training within the interdisciplinary field of gerontology that goes beyond what is rooted in their selected professional discipline or academic major. Coursework completed at either institution may be applied to the certificate. The certificate program is flexible; students can tailor the courses taken toward completion of the certificate to meet their unique professional interests.

The Gerontology certificate is based on the recommended standards of excellence established by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The faculty at both Kent State University and the University of Akron are nationally and internationally recognized scholars in gerontology. Many are fellows of the Gerontological Society of America. Faculty are available to assist students with course selection, research projects and other matters of interest in the field of gerontology.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (18 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,088.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Kent State University

800 E. Summit Street,



44242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (master's preferred). Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA.

For international students

Students must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (71 on the Internet-based version) or a minimum MELAB score of 75 or IELTS score of 6.0 or a minimum PTE score of 48.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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