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Advanced Certificate in Gerontology

Advanced Certificate in GerontologyAn increase in the older person population has created a need for professionals who can guide individuals, families, communities and institutions in dealing with the special needs of the elderly. With formal courses, lectures and case studies, the Department of Health Care and Public Administration offers instruction on an advanced level. Upon completion of this 15-credit program, Long Island University confers a graduate Advanced Certificate in Gerontology. The program requires successful completion of five courses. A matriculated Master of Public Administration student who pursues this certificate may transfer up to three courses from his or her M.P.A. curriculum. An Advanced Certificate in Gerontology candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and an acceptable record in undergraduate and other studies as reflected on official transcripts. Each candidate must also meet admission criteria established for the M.P.A. degree program.

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