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Gerontology Concentration

Our gerontology concentration combines rigorous scholarly inquiry in theory and research with the opportunity to explore aging in creative, new ways.

Our graduates are employed in professional settings, including advanced research, delivery of services and policy/program development.

If you have prior professional training, including nursing, social work, ministry and counseling, you can benefit from advanced study in gerontology.

Gerontology Concentration Seminars (18 crs.)

Required Gerontology Courses
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Embodiment in Later Life
     or Health Aspects of Aging
Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
Social Systems in Later Life
Theorizing & Researching in Gerontology
     or Gerontology: Synthesis & Action

Gerontology Electives
Choose from the following:
Women's Issues in Aging
Senior Power, Politics & Policy
Communication & Aging
Narrative Gerontology
Media Images in Aging
Special Topics in Gerontology
Emerging Concepts & Frameworks for Aging & Old Age
Aging & Family
Independent Study

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Dr. Jim Davis, human sciences faculty, traveled to Washington, D.C. in June 2014 to share Oregon's efforts to combat mental health issues and addiction in seniors with the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging.

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Amy Henderson, who earned a master's in interdisciplinary studies with a gerontology focus, has partnered her Geezer Gallery with OHSU to study positive effects of creative processes in aging.

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October 23, 2014

Graduate Programs Information Session

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Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

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Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

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