|Program and Application Information|
|Program Coordinator:||Dr. Susan Ray-Degges|
|Department Phone:||(701) 231-7218|
|Application Deadline:||Based on first major requirements.|
|Degrees Offered:||Ph.D. Dual Major|
|English Proficiency Requirements:||Based on first major requirements.|
The Doctor of Philosophy (dual-major) option in Gerontology at North Dakota State University provides unique opportunities to study and conduct research in this growing and exciting field. The Gerontology Ph.D. at North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a dual-major linking a discipline based Plan of Study with an interdisciplinary perspective on aging. Depending on your specific area of interest, students will combine academic coursework in a primary major (Developmental Science, Exercise Science and Nutrition, or Occupational and Adult Education) with a secondary dual-major in Gerontology. The mission of the Gerontology Ph.D. is to promote aging-related research and education at North Dakota State University that uses a discipline based perspective that serves to enhance the length and quality of life.
Based on first major requirements.
In addition to meeting the requirements for the first major, the following Gerontology requirements must be completed.
|ADHM 705||Environment and Aging||3|
|HDFS 722||Methods and Theories in Gerontology||3|
|HDFS 760||Aging Policy||3|
|HDFS 816||Advanced Human Development III: Middle through Late Adulthood||3|
|HNES 652||Nutrition, Health and Aging||3|
|or HNES 726||Nutrition in Wellness|
|or HNES 727||Physical Activity Epidemiology|
- Dissertation on a Gerontology-related topic.
- Committee chair from the home department.
- At least two committee members from the approved Gerontology faculty list, one who must be from the home program area.