College of Public Health

Gerontology - Graduate

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Dr. John Watkins

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Public Health

College of Public Health

111 Washington Avenue

Lexington, KY 40536

Program website

859-257-5678

Gerontology embraces a wide array of disciplines and scholarly perspectives that include the social sciences and humanities, biology, biochemistry, medicine, and the health sciences. Studies of aging and of older persons have long been situated within these individual disciplines and have generally assumed the theoretical foundations and dominant methodological approaches that characterize particular disciplines. The Graduate Center for Gerontology (GCG) takes a different approach.

Doctoral Program

The Ph.D. program in Gerontology is an interdisciplinary research-oriented degree specifically focused on developing critically holistic and integrative perspectives of aging and health. The program, based in the Graduate Center for Gerontology and the College of Public Health, is organized in a way that combines topical expertise, methodologies and facilities from more than 20 departments ranging from the biomedical sciences, through the social and behavioral sciences, to the humanities.

Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements

Gerontology Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required No
CV Instructions N/A
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions N/A
Writing Sample Upload Required No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline January 31
Summer App Deadline January 31
Fall App Deadline Applications not Accepted.
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officer Contact Information

Maureen Barker

201D Gillis Building
859-257-7129
maureen.barker@uky.edu


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Dr. John Watkins

Director of Graduate Studies

College of Public Health

College of Public Health

111 Washington Avenue

Lexington, KY 40536

859-257-5678

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