Flexible, convenient online MS in Gerontology opens doors

With UNC Greensboro's online MS in Gerontology, you can earn your master's degree. Here's why online learning makes sense. 

Online learning is convenient

You may remember having to commute to campus, find a parking space, and rush to class as an undergraduate. With online learning, you can study where you want — in your living room, on your lunch hour, or whenever you have access to the Internet. This may seem obvious, but when you’re balancing grad school with work and family obligations, the convenience of an online program cannot be overstated.

Online learning is flexible

UNCG’s online MS in Gerontology programs features courses that are asynchronous, meaning that there are no set class times. So instead of having an 8:00 class, you have the flexibility to go through the course material when it works best for you. You’ll still have deadlines for assignments, of course, but you’re not required to log on for class at a certain time of day.

Save on Commuting and Childcare

Think about the costs of commuting to campus. Parking fees, transportation costs, and meals can add up fast. As an online student, you can avoid most of these commuter-related expenses. 

If you have children, an online program that you can do from home could save you on childcare costs.

Why gerontology?

An online master’s program sounds good, you say, but why study gerontology? Here’s the short answer: The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 88.5 million Americans will be 65 or older by 2050.

Whether you work directly with older adults or in fields that serve this population indirectly, graduate study in gerontology — the study of aging — can give you the skills and experience you need. Opportunities range from healthcare and nursing home administration to retirement planning and advocacy work. With thousands of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age every day, government agencies, businesses, and services are already feeling the impact.

Earn your master's from a respected university

UNCG has been providing outstanding educational opportunities and serving the Greensboro community for more than 125 years. The MS in Gerontology is the only fully online Gerontology master’s program in North Carolina, featuring 7-week courses and an emphasis on applied learning. Six core courses encourage collaboration as you learn through projects and case studies. In addition, you’ll choose three electives that support your career path and a capstone internship or research experience.

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