Miami University offers a global approach to graduate education in gerontology, developing scholars and practitioners who can contribute to meeting the challenges of aging societies around the world. Miami offers several graduate programs in aging:
- Master of Gerontological Studies (MGS)
- Master of Population and Social Gerontology (MPSG)
- Ph.D. in Social Gerontology
- Certificate in Gerontology
The MGS program prepares individuals from diverse backgrounds to work in a variety of aging-related fields. The MPSG program is designed to meet the career goals of individuals interested in global population studies and social gerontology. Graduates of the doctoral program are prepared to teach and conduct research in institutions of higher education, and/or hold positions in policy or service organizations.
Core courses in gerontology are offered through Miami University’s Department of Sociology and Gerontology, with additional offerings in departments across campus. Scripps Gerontology Center provides administrative support to the academic programs. The graduate programs in gerontology are supported and enhanced by the activities of Scripps Gerontology Center and the knowledge base of its multidisciplinary research staff. Scripps actively involves students in a wide range of externally funded research projects.