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Program Description

  • Provides an interdisciplinary and integrative perspective on the process of human aging and the experiences of growing old.
  • Acknowledges the complex, dynamic, and bi-directional relationships among individuals and the historical, political, economic, environmental, psychological, social, cultural and biological contexts in which aging occurs.
  • Develops a new generation of gerontology scholars conversant with interdisciplinary and integrative paradigms and research designs.
  • Benefits from its close proximity to federal agencies located in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area.
  • Faculty are from the seven UMB professional schools and four departments of UMBC's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:
  • School of Dentistry
  • Carey School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Social Work
  • Graduate School
  • Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology, Anthropology, & Public Health