Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Gerontology (MSIG)
The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Gerontology (MSIG) degree is a graduate degree that is offered through the Department of Human Services (Gerontology [GERO] Program) of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and The School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies (HMSLS) (Graduate Program in Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure) and The School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) (Human Development and Family Studies Program [HDFS]) of the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University.
The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Gerontology (MSIG) degree program is specifically designed for professionals in various disciplines who are seeking to acquire advanced knowledge and specialized skills to work with older adults and their families. The program emphasizes the development of individuals for leadership roles in agencies/organizations that provide programs/services for older adults, while providing students a solid background in both theory and research. The MSIG melds discourse from gerontology, kinesiology, health promotion, human development, and social policy/administration to advance research on issues relevant to notions of successful aging.
A full-time student can finish the program (with proper planning) within 12 months. All MSIG students are required to undertake a culminating experience (e.g., thesis or directed research, a directed practicum), or comprehensive exams.
A detailed description of the Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Gerontology is found under the heading of Gerontology in the Graduate Programs Offered section of this catalog.