Stanley R. Ingman, Professor; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Senior re-engagement and volunteerism; sustainable senior housing and living; retirement policy and programs throughout the world.
James H. Swan, Professor; Ph.D., Northwestern University. Aging services and policy; system responses to chronic illness; healthy lifestyle in the aged.
Keith W. Turner, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. Modeling provision of community-based services; developing systems of care for children and adults with special care needs; integrating aging and disabilities resource systems.
The College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of North Texas houses one of the nation's oldest and best-known career training programs for professionals in gerontology. We instill in our students:
Embracing these philosophical beliefs enables you to meet the needs of America's growing population of older adults.
Our Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Long-Term Care, Senior Housing and Aging Services help you pursue a career as a licensed long-term care administrator or in administering community-based services. The innovative curricula include combining classroom study with an internship. This better prepares you to plan, develop, administer and evaluate residential and community-based programs and services for older people.
We also offer a Specialist in Aging graduate academic certificate that complements the existing knowledge and skills of health and human service professionals or can add to the academic credentials of faculty and doctoral candidates.
Our graduates are leaders in their communities and at the state and national levels. Alumni are employed throughout the nation in:
Research plays a vital role in our program. Faculty members are investigating:
Guest lecturers and adjunct instructors, including professionals from long-term care and retirement facilities, community-based programs for the elderly and government agencies, bring best practices to the classroom and enhance our curricula. The programs also have strong relationships with faculty members in other departments at the university.
UNT's library system holds one of the country's most comprehensive collections about aging. The program also selects acquisitions for the Gerontological Film and Video Collection, which includes more than 700 videotapes, films and slide sets. Items in the collection are available for rent to organizations and agencies nationally.
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and apply for admission to the Applied Gerontology Program.
The graduate school's admission requirements are outlined on their website. Contact the College of Public Affairs and Community Service for specific requirements to the Applied Gerontology Program.
The program and university offer many types of academic-based and need-based financial assistance. Several department-sponsored scholarships are awarded each year to full-time master's students based on merit and potential for achievement. Research assistantships associated with faculty projects are often available.
Out-of-state and international students who attend full time and receive scholarships may be eligible to pay in-state tuition.