Graduate School : Downstate
CAS in Gerontology - Administration & Management

Program Description

The CAS in Gerontology Administration and Management is designed for professionals who desire specialized training in managing programs and agencies for aging adults. The program focuses on information that will supplement and enhance previous experience in the public administration, non profit administration, nurse management, and mental health fields.

Eligible Degrees

  • Masters of Public Administration
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Masters degrees in various areas of nursing
  • Masters degrees in counseling, mental health counseling, or rehabilitation counseling

Course Curriculum

The program is and 18 credit, six course sequence comprised of the following:

Core Courses
Course Descriptions

GERO 601
GERO 604
GERO 606
GERO 608

Adult Development and Aging
Public Policy and Older Adults
Health Care Delivery Systems and Older Adults
Marketing Health Care

Clinical Services Cluster
GERO 610
GERO 609
GERO 613
Special Topics in Gerontology
Cognition and Aging
Death and Dying
Management/Administration Cluster

PUAD 528
PUAD 541
PUAD 571
PUAD 581

Public Sector Budgeting and Accounting
Program Evaluation and Grantsmanship
Agency Management and Public Administration
Human Resources Administration

Individuals who have graduate degrees in Business, Public Administration, Community Service Administration, Nursing Administration, or related fields, will be required to take at least one course from the clinical services cluster and a second course from either cluster. Individuals who have graduate degrees in clinical areas, such as Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work, will be required to take two courses in the management/administration cluster.

More Information

Apply for Graduate Admission
Financial Aid for Graduate Students
Requirements for Off-Campus Programs


Jay Cerio, Dean
External Programs
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Ph: 607.871.2757