College of Public Health

Gerontology - Graduate

58

credit hours

4

full-time faculty

17

graduate students

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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

  • Ph.D
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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

  • Personal Statement
  • GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Spring: January 31
    • Summer: January 31

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


Contact

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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

Other programs from the College of Public Health: