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.





MA, Gerontology

The Master of Arts in Gerontology program at Concordia University Chicago positions graduates to promote and contribute to the wellness of our aging population. It 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. The Master of Arts in Gerontology from Concordia University Chicago is designed to provide an interdisciplinary course of study for individuals interested in meeting the needs of an aging world and improving the lives of older adults. The world’s population is aging and the number of older adults is increasing. This demographic reality suggests that there will be a demand for individuals skilled in addressing the unique opportunities and challenges associated with aging.

Certificate in Gerontology

Gerontology is also offered as a 15-credit certificate for students who seek to study the unique needs of an aging population but do not wish to pursue a master’s degree in the field.

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  • Perspectives in Gerontology
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Introduction to Research
  • Aging, Values, Attitudes, and Ethics
  • Diversity in Aging
  • Sociology of Aging
  • Public Policies and Aging
  • Practicum in Gerontology
  • Program Management in Aging
  • Advanced Topics in Gerontology
  • Seminar in Gerontology