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

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.

Doctor of Philosophy

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.

Application Requirements - Doctoral degree

Spring Application Deadline: January 31

Summer Application Deadline: January 31

  • Personal Statement
  • GRE 
  • Three letters of recommendation

 


Admission 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

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