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Gerontology Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Departments of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management

Onsite | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Gerontology Certificate Program

The Johns Hopkins certificate in Gerontology is awarded to qualified students who have acquired a body of knowledge that is essential for success in this exciting field. The University is known for its several centers of excellence in gerontologic studies. It offers a rich array of aging-related courses, conferences, research projects, and mentors across its medical institutions: the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology is considered one of the best in the country, and the continuum of long-term and chronic care, located at the University’s Bayview Campus, has been referred to as the most complete in the United States.

Educational Objectives

  1. Increase understanding of the health issues confronting aging populations and commonly used terms, conceptual frameworks, and domains of gerontology study.
  2. Provide health professionals with skills for evaluating the health of an aging population.
  3. Foster knowledge of constructive interdisciplinary research and practice for improving the quality of health care and long-term services and supports for aging populations.

Curriculum for the Gerontology Certificate Program

Please visit our Academic Catalogue to see the full certificate curriculum requirements. Please also review the certificate completion requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

JHU graduate students must submit the declaration of intent form prior to starting coursework.

Priority deadline to submit intent is October 1; Final deadline to submit intent is December 1.

Eligible Start Terms:

1st and 3rd

Non-Degree Students

Students who are not already enrolled in a graduate degree program at Johns Hopkins University are not eligible to apply.


Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Sponsoring Department
Health Policy and Management

Certificate Program Contact
Pamela Davis

Faculty Sponsor
Jennifer Wolff, PhD