Graduate Certificate in Aging, Policy, and Public Health

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Take the first step toward earning your Graduate Certificate in Aging, Policy, and Public Health

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quotation mark Every day approximately 10,000 baby boomers will reach the age of retirement and by 2050 the number of individuals using long-term care and nursing facilities will double from 13 to 27 million. As this occurs, issues in aging health policy will become more urgent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, market demand for mid to high-level career professionals in aging policy is expected to rise 20% over the next ten years. quotation mark

100% Online

You'll never need to come to campus


Build your program to suit your schedule.

Fully Accredited

Accredited by NEASC and CEPH. A member of ASPPH.


Top ranked at a fraction of the cost.

Part-Time Flexibility

Designed for people with busy lives, our graduate certification lets you take a full load, just one course per semester, or even take time off from your studies. Just complete the 15 required credits in 1-4 semesters.

A Springboard to Your Career

Invaluable for anyone currently working or looking to transition into the fields of Health Administration, Gerontology, long-term care, hospice, public health aging and other aging-related industries.  The certificate can also lead to a transition to the UMass online MPH in Public Health Practice or a Ph.D. with any CEPH accredited US institution.

A Fully Accredited Program

Your certificate has clout. The program is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and member of Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

A Great Value

The online model keeps tuition costs low at just $615 per credit. For those who seek to extend their knowledge of aging and health policy without a commitment to a full-time degree, the Graduate Certificate in Aging, Policy, and Public Health is a smart investment.


The Graduate Certificate in Aging, Policy, and Public Health is open to:

  - Current graduate students in the school, including MPH-PHP students.

  - Non-matriculated working public-health, health-care professionals, health education, policy and law specialists, allied health science workers, researchers, and gerontologists.

  - Students interested in eventually pursuing the MPH or Ph.D. in public health.