Gerontology Program

Make a difference

Learn the issues and challenges of aging. Provide care and support for older adults. Coordinate their events and activities.

Degree options


Review a sample degree plan that details your path to graduation.

Four-year for dual majors

Review this sample degree plan if you want to major in gerontology and another field.


Ease your transfer process.


Earn a minor in gerontology.

Careers and Outcomes

Consider the options for lifetime success. A degree in gerontology provides a foundation for careers in education, social services, business and more.

Why study gerontology at Missouri State?

  • You'll join a Program of Merit, designated by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the only gerontology program approved by the Coordinating Board of Higher Education in Missouri.
  • You will be prepared to work in a variety of industries serving the diverse, growing demographic of older adults.
  • Our small, student-centered environment fosters valuable faculty-student mentorship.
  • You can earn a double-major of gerontology and psychology with no additional coursework, increasing your marketability.