Contact: Dr. Anita Sharma, LCSW, Program Director
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT DO WE OFFER
The University of Louisiana at Monroe is located in Northeast Louisiana in the city of Monroe. Monroe and West Monroe are twin cities that are a business and education hub in this region. The ULM Gerontology Program is the only graduate program in Gerontology in Louisiana. In February 2021, it was nationally ranked as # 3 by three independent ranking bodies. It is a fully online program. GRE is not required if the undergraduate GPA is 2.5 or higher. The program has been recognized nationally for being “one of the most affordable” programs. It offers the following academic curricula:
A 36-hour online Master’s degree with the following seven concentrations:
Long-term Care Administration, Program Administration, Health Care Management, Grief Care Management, Small Business Management, Mental Health, and Aging Studies. Refer to the following link: http://catalog.ulm.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=35&poid=4062&returnto=4149
A 15-hour online Graduate Certificate Program in “Senior Healthcare Management” that combines Gerontology courses with Business courses. Refer to the following link: http://catalog.ulm.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=35&poid=4126&returnto=4149
An 18-hour online undergraduate “minor” in Gerontology. The minor allows students to explore Gerontology as a career choice and allows them to decide if they want to pursue a Master’s degree in Gerontology.
Following is the link to the official Gerontology website: https://www.ulm.edu/gerontology/
Besides offering academic curricula, the program also provides many opportunities to students for internships in the Gerontology industry and other hands-on professional experiences. The program organizes ongoing community outreach activities, workshops, conferences, webinars, and community-education events. Training programs are offered to professionals for career enhancement and for continuing education hours. Special seminars are organized for senior citizens on topics such as, elder law; chronic illnesses; dementia; healthy aging; nutrition, etc.
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