Postgraduate diploma and certificate courses on Geriatrics

Gerontology, the study of health and disease in later life is becoming a main field of research along with the increasing population. This comprehensive health care of older persons has become a best paying job also

By T P Sethumadhavan

Gerontology is the science that improves the quality of life of the elderly. Postgraduate, diploma, and certificate courses are now available within the country and abroad.

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, offers a 1-year, full-time diploma programme in gerontology and the course is available for Plus-Two students as well. For more details, visit

Delhi University offers a 1-year, full-time postgraduate diploma programme in Health and Social Gerontology. John Hopkins University, University of Connecticut, North Carolina, the United States, offers different levels of doctoral programmes in gerontology. Biological graduates can do MS and integrated Ph D from the US. TOEFL and GRE are the required credentials for the admission process.

The UMass Boston Master of Science in Gerontology online programme offers students an advanced degree in the growing field of aging services. For more details, visit the website of University of Massachusetts or

The Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is the USC University of South California-based research centre that provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services. For more details, visit

Programmes at University of Massachusetts, Boston
Gerontology, Ph D: This on-campus programme is designed to prepare students for leadership roles as educators, researchers, policy analysts and policy makers.

Management of Aging Services, MS: This online program is designed to provide students with advanced training in gerontology and managerial practices in the aging services field.

Gerontology Research/Policy, MS:  This on-campus programme employs social science theories, research techniques . It requires completion of 30 credits and is available for part-time and full-time study.

Gerontology Graduate Certificate: This online programme requires the completion of five, three-credit courses that have been approved for the programme. For more details, visit

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