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 Department of Sociology at the University of North Texas is home to one of the nationís 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 Americaís growing population of older adults.
Our Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Long-Term Care, Senior Housing and Aging Services allow you to pursue a career as either a licensed longterm care administrator or in the administration of 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.
In addition, we offer a Specialist in Aging graduate certificate that complements the existing knowledge and skills for health and human service professionals or can be a valuable addition to academic credentials for faculty and doctoral candidates.
Our graduates are leaders in their communities and at the state and national levels in developing and administering programs, services, institutions and agencies serving older adults. Alumni are employed throughout the nation in:
Research plays a vital role in our academic program. Faculty members are investigating:
Guest lecturers and adjunct instructors (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.
UNTís libraries hold one of the countryís 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 throughout the United States.
M.A. and M.S. programs
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as the following:
Admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School are available at their website.
M.A and M.S. degree
Specialist in Aging graduate certificate
The program and university offer various types of academic-based and need-based financial assistance. Several department-sponsored scholarships are awarded each year to full-time masterís 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.
New graduate students who have participated in Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate programs are eligible for McNair fellowships that pay $9,500 for the first year of full-time study. Learn more about McNair fellowships.