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.


Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Gerontology hosted a lecture by June Andrews, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom Stirling University, Scotland. Professor Andrews, RMN, RGN, FRCN, discussed worldwide best care practices for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She also discussed When Someone You Know Has Dementia: Practical Advice for Families and Caregivers. As Director of the Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre for over a decade, Andrews has made a profound impact on health care in the U.K. and worldwide.

Professor Andrews supports other health and social care teams as a coach and mentor, and has led successful teams for three decades. Most recently, she was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom, the highest honor that the RCN can bestow.

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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