Why Concordia University Chicago?

As a distinctive, comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago equips men and women to lead and serve with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected world.





Gerontology Programs at CUC

Did you know that by the year 2030, Americans 65 and older will account for 70 million people, making up 20% of the U.S. population? As the population continues to age, there is a growing need for qualified experts in Gerontology. Concordia University Chicago offers two degrees to help you break into the unique and expanding field.


Certificate in Gerontology

Concordia University Chicago’s gerontology certificate program addresses the need of health care professionals as well as professionals in other fields to be prepared to serve the unique needs of an aging population.


MA, Gerontology

This program prepares graduates to work in a variety of aging-related careers. Additionally, this course of study allows for a tailor-made curriculum combining an integrated perspective on aging and older adults. Students are trained in the best practices of gerontological education, research, and practice.


PhD, Leadership: Gerontology Specialization

This PhD program in leadership and gerontology produces highly qualified and trained social scientists that have training in research methodology and its application in an aging society. This degree is suitable for those who are looking to benefit older adults through research.


EdD, Leadership: Gerontology Specialization

The EdD program in leadership and gerontology produces highly qualified and trained stewards of gerontological leadership trained in applied gerontology. Candidates of this degree may actively engage in research, teaching, or service in academic or nonacademic settings.

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