Program Description

The doctoral program in gerontology, jointly offered by UMBC and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), provides an interdisciplinary and integrative perspective on the process of human aging and the experiences of growing old. The goal of the program is to train a new generation of scholars conversant with interdisciplinary and integrative paradigms and research designs to examine the unique, reciprocal and dynamic nature of aging in context.

Degrees Offered: Ph.D.


Aging Policy
Epidemiology of Aging
Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Sciences

Department:  UMBC Depts. of Economics, Public Policy, Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology; UMB Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time and Part-Time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Admissions Requirements

GRE General Test required

Term of Admission: Fall

Domestic Application Deadlines: December 15

International Application Deadlines: December 15

Contact Us

Main Contact Info: 

Graduate Program Director:

John Schumacher, 410-455-3184,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

(UMB) Justine Golden, 410-706-4926,

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