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Graduate CertificateAging Studies

The online graduate certificate in aging studies (GCAGE) from Wichita State is designed for graduate students and working professionals looking to expand their knowledge of the fundamental concepts of aging—to better serve the aging population. The GCAGE prepares students in aging-specific areas of health communication, navigating the Medicare system, public health priorities and interprofessional perspectives including the biology, psychology and sociology of aging.

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This completely online certificate comprises 15 credit hours. Students who earn the certificate and then wish to pursue WSU’s Master of Arts in aging studies will have already earned 15 of the required 30 credit hours, allowing them to complete their master's degree within two additional semesters.

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