The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at UW-Whitewater enhances the skill sets of professionals to meet the ever-changing multidimensional needs of older adults. The certificate program is ideal for professionals pursuing careers in business, consumer services, education, mental and physical health, public policy, or social services. Taught from an interdisciplinary perspective, students will acquire comprehensive communication, advocacy, and research skills that are essential for working with older adults. This fully online certificate program is flexible and designed to fit the busy schedules of professionals.
The courses required for the Gerontology online graduate certificate include:
Select two of the following courses:
More information on the program structure and courses can be viewed in the Graduate Catalog. Nine of the 12 certificate credits may be counted toward an existing UW-Whitewater master's degree program. Your advisor can provide additional details.
To ensure a high-quality graduate student group, all graduate students must meet the criteria provided below.
Our online graduate certificate programs at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $569 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year — whether you are a Wisconsin resident, an out-of-state student, or international student.
If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.
What creates this value?
Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.
Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible.
Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.