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Master of Science in Applied Gerontology

Be a leader in providing services to the rapidly growing aging population.

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Establish yourself as a positive aging cultural influencer

The online master’s in applied gerontology at Brenau draws from the social, behavioral and biological sciences. You will learn from practitioners, researchers and educators from diverse disciplines who will address the impact of an aging population on individuals, families and society.

Graduates of Brenau’s master’s in applied gerontology degree will be prepared to:

  • Lead social policies and identify health concerns in regards to aging
  • Plan and evaluate community resources for older adults
  • Manage and administer services for the aging population, grant development and administration

Choose Brenau for your applied gerontology master’s degree

Our number-one priority is providing easy access to quality education so you can improve your life and achieve your career goals. Take advantage of resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and the writing center – all of which accommodate online students.

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    Complete your master’s 100% online

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    Our accelerated format helps you earn your degree in one year

  • 80%

    More than 80% of Brenau students receive some sort of financial assistance


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Get where you want to be in your career with a master’s in applied gerontology from Brenau

Potential Careers

  • Gerontologist
  • Nursing home director
  • Long-term care administrator
  • Registered nurse
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker

National Average Salary

Gerontology Professionals
$50,000
Payscale.com

Average Job Growth

Gerontology Professionals
16%
Projected growth, 2016–2026


The applied gerontology master’s curriculum at Brenau incorporates the latest principles in understanding aging populations

Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Core classes for this degree include:

  • Foundations of Gerontology
  • Cultural and Social Issues of Aging
  • Physical Aspects of Aging
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Effective Communication with the Elderly
  • Death, Dying and Loss
  • Fieldwork or Major Project

“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, ’11



Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brenau University.