Department of Social Work

Application and Admission

Undergraduate students at UNC Greensboro may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Gerontology. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5, based on at least 30 credits earned at UNC Greensboro is required. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits and may not apply for admission to the AMP before the first semester of the junior year.

All applicants must complete the standard application requirements for the M.S. in Gerontology program including three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Applicants to the AMP must also submit an academic writing sample and a resume.


Up to, but not more than, 12 credits of graduate courses may be double-counted. For a course to apply toward both degrees, the student must earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in the course and fulfill graduate-level requirements.

The M.S. degree requires 30 credits of graduate-level course work. If the maximum of 12 credits is double-counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, the student must complete a minimum of 18 credits of further graduate-level course work to complete the M.S. degree. Please see the University Catalog for a full description of the M.S. degree requirements.

The following courses may be counted toward both an undergraduate degree and the M.S. in Gerontology degree. All courses leading to the completion of the M.S. degree must be approved by the GRO Graduate Program Coordinator.

Course List Title Credit Hours
GRO570 Social Services for the Aging 3
GRO602 Seminar: Critical Issues of Aging 3
GRO621 Health and Aging 3
GRO651 Theoretical Foundations of Aging 3

Please consult with an advisor to determine how courses taken at the graduate level will meet requirements in the bachelor’s degree program. All degree requirements for the M.S. in Gerontology remain the same.