The curriculum for the Graduate Center for Gerontology consists of 43 hours of coursework within a doctoral program of study that involves six interlocking elements:
•a required core in gerontology,
•specialized training in a substantive domain selected from clusters of related disciplines,
•training in gerontology and geriatrics-related research methodologies,
•grounding in public health concepts,
•a qualifying examination, and
Emphasis on the interaction between social sciences, biomedical sciences, and the humanities, permeates the entire curriculum and core seminars are taught by representative faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.