Earning a Master's of Science in Social Work degree with a specialization in gerontology is your passport to a fast growing field of practice. The gero specialization will empower you to be-come a leader in the dynamic field of aging and social work.
Start-up funding for this specialization was provided by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the New York Academy of Medicine and the Social Work Leadership Institute. Kent School was part of a handful of programs nationwide selected to be part of this exciting initiative. Students in this program will benefit from field practice in a variety of gerontology programs, excellent supervision, opportunities to network with gerontology community professionals, advocacy in our State Legislature, and, most of all, to build meaningful relationships with older adults that enable their growth and change.
This specialization offers:
The specialization requires you to complete:
Applications to the Gerontology Specialization for accepted students in the 30-hour program must be submitted by Jan. 30, prior to beginning the advanced year.Scholarship applications for students in the 60-hour program must be submitted by Jan. 30, during the time you are applying for your advanced practicum for your final year.
Scholarship applications should be accompanied by a 4-page essay describing your interest in the field of aging. After all applications are received, you will be interviewed by the faculty to determine suitability for the specialization.
After the initial selection of gerontology students receiving scholarships, applications will be considered on a case by case basis with the understanding that gerontology scholarships are no longer available.
Gerontology applications are available here:
For more information contact:
Dr. Anna Faul