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Aging Studies
(Graduate Certificate)

An image of a calendar icon that is brown with light tan page markers on a gold background with a red border.     Application deadlines

Applications are accepted for fall and spring semesters.
The application must be complete (i.e. all official transcripts and required documents received) two weeks prior to the start of any given semester/session or the application will be deferred to the following semester/session. Once a semester/session has started, all applications will be deferred to the following semester/session.

An image of a brown page with the gold letters C V on it for curriculum vitae on a gold background with a blue border.     Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; please submit within the online application system.

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This program does not require a graduate test.

Note: International applicants may have to provide evidence of English language proficiency. More information can be found within the online application.

An image of a tan letter in a brown envelope on a gold background with a green border.     Recommendations

This program does not require any supplemental recommendations. 

An image of a brown pencil on a gold background with a purple border.     Written statement

Please prepare a statement which covers the following information, and attach it within the online application:

Identify your major reasons for seeking admission to the Aging Studies Graduate Certificate Program including personal or professional goals which you feel will be more obtainable through your participation in the program. Also, explain how and when you plan to use this training.

An image of a brown typewriter with a light tan page in it on a gold background with a teal border.     Previous written work

This program does not require any previous written work be submitted.

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This program does not require any other program materials to be submitted.

An image of a brown I in a brown circle on a gold background with a green border.     Additional information

A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; please submit within the online application system.

Please select degree seeking in the academic intent section of the application so that it can be routed to the correct department.

If you have any questions, please review the website below for program and contact information.

Western Michigan University's Center for Gerontology — College of Health and Human Services

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An official transcript from the institution from which you received your bachelor degree is required, as well as a transcript from institution(s) where any graduate level courses or degrees have been taken/completed. Applicants are not required to submit an official transcript of courses taken/completed at WMU.

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