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How we shine...
We are the first to offer the Certificate in Gerontology
We are the only university in Louisiana to offer the M.A. Degree in Gerontology
We developed the first Center on Aging in Louisiana
Who to contact in Gerontology
Dr. Anita Sharma,
Program Head, Gerontology

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About Gerontology...
Through our research on aging, teaching and community service the Institute of Gerontology is the premiere social & behavioral research and education unit for Gerontology in Louisiana. Our multidisciplinary faculty research focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of aging and health. Areas of specialization for the M.A. in Gerontology include Long-Term Care Administration, Program Administration, and Aging Studies. Areas of specialization for the Certificate in Gerontological Studies include Nursing and Generalist.

What careers have our graduates pursued?
Director Positions at Long-term Care Facility and Social Service Agency, Research and Policy Development

Our graduates have gone on to work at
Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Government Departments, Other Places that Assist the Elderly

Check out some of our learning opportunities:
  • Internships are available
  • Study abroad opportunities are available
  • Students have access to varied research opportunities

Take advantage of online learning.
The Gerontology Program offers a 100% online degree in addition to their traditional classroom offering.

Get involved beyond the classroom:
Sigma Phi Omega (Gerontology Student Association)

Student resources include
National Institute of Aging Advisory Board

Where are our faculty's interests?
Alzheimer's Disease, Grandparenting, Housing and the Elderly, Minority Aging, Public Policy, Technology and Aging, Psychology of Aging, Substance Abuse, Oral Histories, Rural Health among Elders, Health Promotion, Successful Aging, Aging with Disabilities and Death and Dying.