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Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Provide care for older adults.

As life-expectancy rates rise, aging adults make up a significant and important portion of our local and church communities.

The interdisciplinary graduate certificate, offered through ACU’s Pruett Gerontology Center within the College of Education and Human Services, focuses on the specific needs and challenges of this age group.

Course work in this interdisciplinary program is carefully integrated in an effort to add richness, depth and balance to your background. The certificate may be earned independently or as a specialization to another graduate degree program.

A graduate certificate is a nationally recognized credential in the field of gerontology education. A certificate in gerontology is also available on the undergraduate level at ACU.

Program Overview

Credit hours 18.0
Degree Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (CER)
Program length 1 year
Tracks N/A


You will take courses such as:

  • Sociology of Aging
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Gerontology Practicum

Admission Requirements

A personal interview with the director of the Pruett Gerontology Center.

See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here.

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We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.