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Sample Program Plan: MS Gerontology Part Time Student

<1st year>

Fall

Spring

Summer

GERN 400I (3)

Prerequisite

GERN 600: Seminar in Administration of Family & Consumer Sciences/Gerontology Programs

GERN 696

Research Methods

GERN 500

Introduction to the Professional Practice of Gerontology (3)

Statistics:

EDP 419/519

HSC 403/503

PSY 310

GERN 563

Program evaluation

Writing Proficiency Exam

**Advancement to Candidacy

Total Units: 6 (3 in program)

Total Units: 6 (3 in program)

Total Units: 6

* Advancement to Candidacy (after completion of a minimum of 6 units as a matriculated student, following successful completion of the Writing Proficiency Exam)

<2nd year>

Fall

Spring

Summer

GERN Elective (3)

GERN 697: Directed Research (3)

GERN 692 or 698 (2)

GERN Elective (3)

Elective (3)

GERN 592 Internship (3)

Total Units: 6

Total Units: 6

Total Units: 5

<3rd year>

Fall

Spring

Summer

GERN 610 or 550 (3)

Elective (3)

VACATION!

GERN 692/698 (2)

Total Units: 5

Total Units: 3