San Francisco State University

College of Health and Human Services

Gerontology Program


College of Health and Human Services
1600 Holloway Avenue, BH 524

College of Health and Human Services

San Francisco, CA 94132

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Gerontology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts program in Gerontology at SFSU is poised to meet the aging population challenges of California and the nation and a 21st century of global aging opportunities. The Master of Arts was established in 1986 and is the first and thus oldest Gerontology graduate program in Gerontology in the California State University or University of California systems. The program is dedicated to: the higher education of professionals using an interdisciplinary approach to serve the present and future needs of society in meeting the multiple challenges of an aging population; the conduct of applied research to increase the body of knowledge about issues and process of aging; and the application of the discipline in the community to advocate for improving the quality of life for the aged. The M.A. program emphasizes an interdisciplinary, skill-based approach to professional education, and we draw upon the strengths of the university community as well as the expertise of the faculty. We follow the standards and guidelines of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). The program offers a curriculum consisting of an interdisciplinary core and three emphases in Geriatric Home Care Management; Health, Wellness and Aging; and Long-Term Care Administration. Each area offers relevant career paths and we are pleased to provide multiple, generous scholarships to some of our students. Gerontology is one of the most dynamic fields of study; we are truly excited about the individual, societal and global potentials of our future and we invite your participation.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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