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Program Requirements

Full-time students can complete the Gerontology Certificate program in two semesters (fall and spring) – longer for part-time students. By following these three steps, students can plan on completing the program requirements at a pace that meets their professional needs.

Step One

Review the Gerontology Program Planning Guide, which allows students to plan out their coursework on a semester-by-semester basis.

Step Two

Look up the Gerontology program requirements, course descriptions, and Graduate School policies and procedures in the catalog.

Step Three

Students should consult with their program director and/or faculty adviser; the program director contact information is located at the bottom of the Gerontology home page and students' academic advisers are indicated on their letters of admission. These faculty members can assist in planning a program of study that is based on a student's professional and career goals. All students must consult with their adviser before signing up for any practicum or independent study-related project.

At the Graduate School at Hood College, students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty who can assist in the pursuit of academic and professional goals. Students are encouraged to get to know their faculty advisers and course professors to make the most of their graduate school experience.