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Online MS in Applied Gerontology careers

Go further with specialized skills in gerontology

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Applied learning

Brenau University’s 100% online MS in Applied Gerontology empowers graduates to care for an aging population. Gain expertise in psychology, human growth and development, elder law, the physical aspects of aging and more to graduate ready for the next step in your career.

  • Complete fieldwork or a major project for hands-on learning in your capstone course.
  • Choose from a variety of electives designed by experts in the field.
  • Learn in small, flexible classes led by student-centered faculty members.

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Top careers in gerontology

Geriatric psychologist $86,306 per year1

Geriatric nurse $77,600 per year2

Assisted living administrator $62,332 per year3

Geriatric social worker $61,000 per year4

Join one of the fastest-growing industries

Confidently pursue advanced positions in gerontology with an online master’s degree from Brenau. In this program, you’ll learn in small classes with hands-on guidance from experts in the field. Through applied learning, you’ll be able to immediately put your lessons into action and graduate with proficiency in the most in-demand skills for this growing industry.

Upon graduation, you’ll qualify for a range of rewarding positions in gerontology. Whether you plan to advance your career in health care, social work or a related field, Brenau’s MS in Applied Gerontology program will prepare you to serve an aging population. From here, you can.

Program outcomes and skills acquired

What you’ll learn

In Brenau’s online MS in Applied Gerontology program, you will:

Skills you’ll gain

  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Mediation
  • Oral communication
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Written communication

Support beyond graduation

At Brenau University, support doesn’t end at graduation. We’re here to ensure you have what you need to launch or advance in your career. From writing your resume to negotiating your salary, we support you every step of the way. Here are a few examples of career support you can expect as a Brenau student or alumnus.

Career services

Brenau University Career Services empowers you to pursue your ideal career with resume critiques, mock interviews, salary negotiation guidance and more. Contact us to take advantage of these services.

Professional development

The College provides in-person and virtual professional development sessions that cover career-related topics and assist students with their job searches.

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  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Registered Nurses.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved April 12, 2023, from
  3. Payscale. “Average Assisted Living Administrator Salary.” Retrieved April 12, 2023, from
  4. Payscale. “Average Geriatric Social Worker Hourly Pay.” Retrieved April 12, 2023, from
  5. Payscale. “Master of Science (MS), Gerontology Degree.” Retrieved April 12, 2023, from
  6. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Healthcare Occupations.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved April 12, 2023,
  7. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Social Workers.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved April 12, 2023, from