Online Degree Programs in Gerontology

Female Gerontology online graduate sitting with a senior couple in wheelchairs. Photo courtesy of University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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People age 65+ will more than double by 2030* Advance your skills - online - to meet the needs of the aging population.

Earn a degree or certificate in gerontology - online.

Develop skills to deliver services that will meet the emerging demand for quality care among the aging population.

Why choose a career in gerontology?

  • The Baby Boomer generation is entering retirement age coupled with the fact that people are living longer means the number of elderly is rapidly increasing
  • Working with older adults is a rewarding career path that can provide you with opportunities to improve the lives of others
  • The field of gerontology is versatile with many career choices

*Between 2000 and 2030 in U.S., Souce: U.S. Census Bureau 

Why choose the University of Nebraska online?

  • You get the same exceptional education—from the same highly regarded faculty—that we offer all University of Nebraska students.
  • Our students come first—our faculty and staff are committed and highly responsive to our student needs, whether in a physical or virtual classroom.
  • Your degree is from the University of Nebraska—diplomas and transcripts are identical to those of on-campus students.
  • A degree from the University of Nebraska is a great value—you can count on a rigorous academic program with highly competitive tuition and fees.
  • Many of our programs allow you to take individual courses before being formally admitted to your degree program.
  • We are experts in online education—the University of Nebraska offers more than 100 online degree programs, certificates, and endorsements in 16 subject areas—and we've offered distance education for more than 100 years.


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