The University of Missouri School of Social Work has a long history of training gerontological social workers and conducting research in the field of aging.
Training social workers to respond to a growing need
This certificate program is designed to help train the next generation of geriatric social work practitioners. Individuals enrolled in this certificate program will build knowledge and expertise in working with older adults and their families in a variety of settings that serve the aging population. This program offers an interdisciplinary emphasis, as social workers often work on large, interdisciplinary teams on behalf of their older clients. In addition, this program also focuses on building awareness of aging policies and services, as well as advocacy of older adults. As a result of earning this Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Social Work, students enrolled in an MSW program as well as practicing social workers who hold a BSW or MSW degree can expect enhanced employability in the field.
This certificate program may be completed by currently practicing social workers with a BSW or MSW degree. It may also be completed concurrently with an MSW degree at any accredited program.
Currently enrolled Mizzou MSW students should contact Crystal Null for application information.
This certificate program consists of 12 credit hours and a full-time practicum experience.
Admission and application
Learn more about the online program and how to apply.