Master of Science in Applied Gerontology
Georgia’s population is growing faster than the vast majority of the country. Earning your MS in Applied Gerontology from Brenau will qualify you to enter the rewarding and rapidly growing workforce assisting the aging population, ensuring you job security—especially in Georgia.
Georgia Salary: $105,804
National Salary: $77,700
Manage the operations of a long-term care facility and make all final business and financial decisions.
Duties include: managing staff, overseeing budget, interacting with patients and families and ensuring federal, state and local regulations are met.
Georgia Salary: $70,728
National Salary: $55,100
Lead the flow of work and resources in a nursing home, mental health treatment center or non-profit.
Duties include: community outreach, staff management and planning and implementing policy changes.
Georgia Salary: $271,231
National Salary: $102,400
Develop, implement and evaluate medical procedures and ensure they’re in accordance with federal policy and share administrative functions related to medical services.
Duties include: recruiting and managing physicians, updating medical policies and building relationships with vendors.
Salary data via Burning Glass Technologies
Georgia Salary: $96,220
National Salary: $74,800
Supervise the day-to-day clinical and administrative operations of hospitals and health care facilities.
Duties include: creating employee work schedules, monitoring budgets and maintaining patient records.
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This degree is application-based, which means you’ll graduate ready to implement real-world skills to the workforce. Other master’s degrees are research-based, and prepare you for research work in the field of gerontology.
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Over the course of this 30-hour program, you’ll take a variety of classes that have been specifically developed to help you build the tactical skills you’ll need while on the job.
“I continue to use resourceful skills adapted from my Brenau education to enhance the lives of those growing older and help them prepare for what is to come.”
— Holley Kelley, M.S., C.P.G., FT, MS
Applied Gerontology Graduate, 2013
Author, CEO and “Aging GreatFULLy” show host
Only 100% online program of its kind in Georgia.
Graduate in as little as one year with our accelerated courses.
Get personalized attention from your professors.
You don’t have to pay for your degree entirely on your own—take advantage of the variety of financial aid options available, including:
“Getting my master’s in applied gerontology has opened so many doors for me! I’m working as a geriatric care manager and [have been] asked to be a part of a working group in figuring out ways to get needed and correct resources to the older adults in our community. Because of Brenau and the Applied Gerontology program, I am accomplishing my dreams!”
— Paula Law
Applied Gerontology Graduate, 2011
Get credit for the classes you’ve already taken—saving big on time and money—by transferring past credits to Brenau. As a graduate student, you can transfer up to 9 credits from classes in which you’ve earned a “C” or better.