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The Proposed Gerontology Master of Arts Degree at Youngstown State University. Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology 6/27/12. Program History. First aging related courses in Ohio 1957 Steering Committees 1978, 1996, 2006-present

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The proposed gerontology master of arts degree at youngstown state university

The Proposed Gerontology Master of Arts Degree at Youngstown State University

Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology

6/27/12


Program history

Program History

  • First aging related courses in Ohio 1957

  • Steering Committees 1978, 1996, 2006-present

  • Gerontology major 2008

  • Heavy state and national participation in aging 2000-present


Justification for a gerontology ma

Justification for a Gerontology MA

  • Growth of the Certificate in Applied Gerontology

  • Student Interest

  • University Interest

  • Community Interest

  • Demography of the United States


The proposed gerontology master of arts degree at youngstown state university

Source: US Census Bureau, International Data Base


The proposed gerontology master of arts degree at youngstown state university

Source: US Census Bureau, International Data Base


Ohio s age distribution

Ohio’s Age Distribution


The proposed gerontology master of arts degree at youngstown state university

Largest total populations of older adults 2025:

Sources: United States Census and http://proximityone.com/st003065.htm


Admissions criteria

Admissions Criteria

  • GPA

  • GRE

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Letter of intent

  • Optional interview

  • Undergraduate or graduate statistics course

  • 9 semester hours of aging related coursework


Proposed gerontology program

Proposed Gerontology Program

  • 36 credit Hours

  • Internship

  • Interdisciplinary in Nature

  • Applied

  • Designed to use existing areas of expertise at YSU

  • Different than existing MA programs in Ohio


Core curriculum

Core Curriculum


Electives

Electives


Thesis vs non thesis track

Thesis vs. Non-Thesis Track

  • Students may choose to do a thesis (see above curriculum)

  • OR

  • Three additional semester hours in Field Practicum

  • AND

  • One additional elective for the non-thesis track. The non-thesis track is designed for those who are less likely to continue for a PhD.


Growth opportunities for ysu

Growth Opportunities for YSU

  • Marketing to new parts of Ohio and the United States

  • Expanded emphasis on research

  • National reputation

  • Growing field of inquiry

  • Building on Ohio reputation through our current research


Questions

Questions


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