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MS with a Major in Dementia and Aging Studies Courses

MS with a Major in Dementia and Aging Studies Courses - Research Track

Required Courses

Sociology 5307 - Advanced Statistics for the Social Sciences
Sociology 5308 - Seminar in Quantitative Research Methods
Sociology 5351 - Introduction to Dementia Studies
Sociology 5352 - Dementia and Caregiving
Sociology 5355 - The Social Psychology of Dementia
Sociology 5383 - Seminar on Aging -OR- Sociology 5354 - Theoretical Perspectives on Aging
Sociology 5399A - Thesis I
Sociology 5399B - Thesis II

Elective Courses

Communication Disorders 5380 - Communication and Aging
Philosophy 5360 - Ethics and Dementia
Social Work 5328 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Sociology 5308 - Seminar in Quantitative Research Methods
Sociology 5309 - Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods
Sociology 5318 - Seminar in Advanced Data Applications
Sociology 5354 - Theoretical Perspectives in Aging and Dementia
Sociology 5356 - End of Life Care
Sociology 5357 - Gender and Aging in Society
Sociology 5361 - Aging and Dementia: Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Sociology 5362 - Rural Aging and Dementia
Sociology 5363 - Seminar in Medical Sociology
Sociology 5388I - Clinical Sociology: Counseling the Elderly


MS with a Major in Dementia and Aging Studies Courses - Practitioner Track

Required Courses

Sociology 5351 - Introduction to Dementia Studies
Sociology 5352 - Dementia and Caregiving
Sociology 5355 - The Social Psychology of Dementia
Sociology 5383 - Seminar on Aging -OR- Sociology 5354 - Theoretical Perspectives on Aging

Elective Courses

Communication Disorders 5380 - Communication and Aging
Long Term Care Administration 5322 - Environmental Management
Long Term Care Administration 5323 - Governance Management
​​​​​​​Long Term Care Administration 5324 - Personnel Management
​​​​​​​Long Term Care Administration 5325 - Resident Care Management
​​​​​​​Long Term Care Administration 5335 - Financial Management
Philosophy 5360A - Ethics and Dementia
Social Work 5328 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Sociology 5354 - Theoretical Perspectives in Aging and Dementia
Sociology 5356 - End of Life Care
Sociology 5357 - Gender and Aging in Society
Sociology 5361 - Aging and Dementia: Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Sociology 5362 - Rural Aging and Dementia
Sociology 5363 - Seminar in Medical Sociology
Sociology 5388I - Clinical Sociology: Counseling the Elderly


MS with a Major in Dementia and Aging Studies Courses - Long-Term Care Track

Required Courses

Sociology 5351 - Introduction to Dementia Studies
Sociology 5352 - Dementia and Caregiving
Sociology 5354 - Theoretical Perspectives in Aging and Dementia*
Sociology 5355 - The Social Psychology of Dementia
Sociology 5383 - Seminar on Aging*
Long Term Care Administration 5322 - Environmental Management
Long Term Care Administration 5323 - Governance Management
Long Term Care Administration 5324 - Personnel Management
Long Term Care Administration 5325 - Resident Care Management
Long Term Care Administration 5335 - Financial Management
Long Term Care Administration 5681 - Internship in Long Term Care**
*Choice between Sociology 5354 or Sociology 5383
**Most students need to take LTCA 5681 twice in order to log the 1,000 hours required for state licensing