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Gerontology Concentration

Our gerontology concentration combines rigorous scholarly inquiry in theory and research with the opportunity to explore aging in creative, new ways.

Our graduates are employed in professional settings, including advanced research, delivery of services and policy/program development.

If you have prior professional training, including nursing, social work, ministry and counseling, you can benefit from advanced study in gerontology.

Gerontology Concentration Seminars (18 crs.)

Required Gerontology Courses
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Embodiment in Later Life
     or Health Aspects of Aging
Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
Social Systems in Later Life
Theorizing & Researching in Gerontology
     or Gerontology: Synthesis & Action

Gerontology Electives
Choose from the following:
Women's Issues in Aging
Senior Power, Politics & Policy
Communication & Aging
Narrative Gerontology
Media Images in Aging
Special Topics in Gerontology
Emerging Concepts & Frameworks for Aging & Old Age
Aging & Family
Independent Study

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January 08, 2015

Gero-Punk Salon

Join Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., Gero-Punk Project founder, for an evening of engaging discussion. In her words, "To be a gero-punk is to bravely and c...

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January 13, 2015

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

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January 24, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. MA - Applied Pastoral Theology. MA - Art Therapy Counseling. MA - Interdisciplinary Studies. MA...

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