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Gerontology Certificate

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 Admissions.

Application Deadline

Fall - August 10
Spring - December 10

Quick Facts

Online program, no campus visit required
Program length 15 semester hours
Practicum or research option
Apply as non-degree
Federal financial aid is not available

Program Questions?

Department of Sociology & Human Services
Pamela Elfenbein
678-717-3688

Select Your Student Type for Requirements and Application Steps

Certificate Non-Degree

Applying to UNG

Submit the online application for Graduate Admissions.

  • Select Graduate Level Certificates-Gerontology Certificate.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40.
  • Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
  • Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.

Submit one set of transcripts from each institution confirming bachelors or master’s degree.

  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
  • Electronic transcripts should be submitted to grads@ung.edu.
  • Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to grads@ung.edu. Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
  • International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average.  Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
  • Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.

 

Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.

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 some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email onlineapproval@ung.edu 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 Admissions.

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).

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