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Psychology major in Gerontology

The Master of Arts in Psychology major in Gerontology program emphasizes on the study of aging and the provision of services to help older adults effectively deal with stressors common in later life. Stressors such as loss of loved ones, relocation, medical conditions, care-giving demands, change in employment status, and poverty all significantly affect the health and independence of older adults. Gerontologists address these and other issues through research and services covering family relationships, memory, sexuality, health promotion, and community-based initiatives.

This is a graduate thesis program for students who desire to be professionals in assessment and evaluation, therapy and program development, research, and assessment in Psychology.

What Will I Study?

Below are some of the topics and core courses that you will take:

  • Advanced Psychological Statistics
  • Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Researches for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Theories of Personality
  • Advanced Psychological Assessment
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Socio-emotional and Personality Development
  • Biology of Aging
  • Program Development for the Elderly
  • Spirituality of Midlife and Aging
  • Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Total Program Units: 64 units
    Coursework: 52
    Practicum: 6
    Thesis: 6

  • Standard Completion Time: 2 years

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This program has Level IV accreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). More Information >

Career Paths

A graduate of the M.A. in Psychology major in Gerontology can look at the following fields as his/her career options:

  • Psychologist providing psychological services in:
    • Psychological and developmental assessment with specialization in handling older adults
    • Program development with specialization in handling older adults
    • Supervised psychotherapy with specialization in handling older adults
  • Faculty in the undergraduate level
  • Specialist in Gerontology
  • Researcher

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