Graduate Studies

Post-Baccalaureate Advanced Certificate
Learn the skills to help the growing aging population. SUNY Oswego’s Gerontology post-baccalaureate advanced certificate program is designed to help you develop a broader understanding of aging that will allow you to meet the growing need for gerontology professionals in a variety of human service fields.
Meet regional and national needs

SUNY Oswego offers the only Gerontology certificate of its kind in Central New York. Gerontology related fields are expected to add four million jobs by 2018, and SUNY Oswego will equip you with the skills needed to meet this demand. You will be qualified for a wide range of careers that gerontology experience can offer, from working in social work to geriatrics to counseling, among others.

Work with esteemed faculty

Five of SUNY Oswego’s Gerontology faculty members have Ph D.s in gerontology. You will work alongside these established professionals, utilizing their expertise and their network of connections with respected institutions across Central New York.


Students may participate in an internship that will be supervised by an appropriately licensed health care staff member.

Ready to apply?
Admission requirements
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose Statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego. Identify any particular area of interest within the program area you are applying to, your plans for future occupation or profession and any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Two letters of recommendation
Application deadline
August 15 (Suggested)
Length of program
15 credit hours
Credits from this program may count toward Oswego's Mental Health Counseling degree
Application Fee
$65 application fee
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Still have questions?
Dr. Coughlin speaks to health care leaders at Menorah Park.
Dr. Joseph Coughlin, SUNY Oswego alum and director of the MIT AgeLab, visited Syracuse for the Innovative Aging Symposium and discussed the increasing aging poplulation and drastic changes in store for Central New York residents.