Lindenwood

LCIE Catalog 2014-2015


Gerontology, MA

48 credit hours

The Master of Arts in gerontology is designed for practicing professionals in the fields of gerontology and health for challenges associated with an aging population in the global environment. Current curriculum content is based upon recommendations found in the standards and guidelines for gerontology programs prepared and presented by the Association of Gerontology programs in higher education.

Graduate alumni from the Gerontology Program serve as directors of retirement housing complexes, managers of senior centers, nursing home administrators, researchers, founders of home health agencies, and a range of other careers dedicated to serving older individuals. The aim of the program is to provide a solid foundation in the theories and research in gerontology.

To earn a Master of Arts Degree in Gerontology, students are required to successfully complete four core clusters, an elective cluster (selected to best serve the student's chosen area of specialization), and a three-semester-hour capstone course.

While not a requirement, students may add to their educational experience by completing an internship in gerontology. Internships are taken toward the end of the program or currently with the capstone. Internships are taken in addition to course requirements.

 

Core Curriculum

Graduate Sociology of Aging Cluster

IGE 51100Sociology of Aging

3

IGE 51200Psychological Aspects of Aging

3

IGE 51300Physical Aspects of Aging

3

Graduate Community Organization Cluster

IGE 52000Community Organization and Resource Allocation

3

IGE 52100Social Policy in Gerontology

3

IGE 52200Service Provision to the Elderly

3

Graduate Geriatric Assessment Cluster

IGE 54000Multidisciplinary Geriatric Assessment

3

IGE 54100Counseling Older Adults

3

IGE 54300Mental Health Issues in the Elderly

3

Graduate Research Methods Cluster

IGE 54400Research Methods in Gerontology

3

IGE 54500Literature Review in Aging

3

IGE 54600Basic Statistics Use in Gerontology

3

Elective cluster, select one of the following

Graduate Issues of Aging Cluster

IGE 54700Law and Aging

3

IGE 54800Economics of Aging

3

IGE 54900Issues of Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

3

Graduate Long-term Care Cluster

IGE 52600Culture Change in Long Term Care (LTC)

3

IGE 52700Ethical Issues in Long Term Care

3

IGE 52800Current Issues in Long Term Care

3

or any Healthcare Administration Cluster (9 hours) with the approval of the Gerontology program director.

Students must also complete:

IGE-60100

IGE 60100Gerontology Capstone

3

In addition to their required course work students may take an optional Gerontology Internship.

IGE 50000Gerontology Internship

3

IGE 59300-59399Special Topics in Gerontology

3