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