SUNY Oswego offers the only Gerontology graduate certificate of its kind in Central New York. Gerontology and counseling 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.

Gerontology, Adv. Crt. (post-baccalaureate)

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What to expect

  1. Email from program director
  2. Discuss requirements, course schedule and start date
  3. Application Requirement Checklist
  4. Information on Financing Your Education


What you will study

Explore the biological, psychological, sociological and political factors involved with the process of aging. The curriculum is designed to enhance your knowledge of the aging process and the issues facing the aging population by evaluating the latest research and theory application. Work alongside established professionals, utilizing their expertise and their network of connections with respected institutions across Central New York.

Where you can study

  • Main campus
  • Metro center

Learning outcomes

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. You will be qualified to assume professional leadership positions in administration, delivery and evaluation of services for older people and their families.

Admission requirements

Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose statement for graduate study
Two letters of recommendation
$65 application fee