Graduate Studies

Certificate of Gerontology

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The University of North Georgia offers a Gerontology Certificate.  This program is designed to enable students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, non-degree students, and residents of the community to obtain a certificate in two to three semesters.  To receive the Gerontology Certificate, students must successfully complete 15 credit hours of coursework. Applicants interested in receiving graduate credit for the certificate should apply to Graduate Studies as a non-degree student.

Quick Facts

  • Program begins Spring or Fall semester.
  • Completely online.

Graduate Studies’ Admission Procedures for Non-Degree Students

  • Application materials may be obtained from the UNG Graduate Studies’ website.
  • Applicants pay a $40 one-time, non-refundable application fee.
  • Students who are admitted, but do not enroll within one year of acceptance, must reapply through Graduate Studies (no fee required).
  • Students who were previously enrolled but have not been in attendance within the last three semesters must also reapply (no fee required).
  • Documents and materials submitted to fulfill the application requirements become the property of the university and are not returned.
  • Application materials are kept for one year for incomplete files and for three years for individuals who complete an application and are accepted, but do not enroll.

Admission Checklist

See Apply Now! for forms and additional information.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is not available for certification programs.

Notice Regarding Online Offerings

In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available in Indiana and Minnesota. If you are not a Georgia resident, email to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Studies.

International applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters).

Length of Program

15 semester hours


Application Deadlines

  • Fall – August 10
  • Spring –
    December 10


No campus visits required

Quick Links

Program Contact

Department of Psychological Sciences
Dr. Chuck Robertson

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