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Programs on Aging

Welcome to Rutgers School of Social Work's Programs  on Aging. We are committed to training and  developing a gerontological workforce that is prepared to provide leadership and demonstrate excellence in meeting the challenges and maximizing  the strengths of an aging population. Professionals with passion and skills in social work and aging are in high demand. The National Institute on Aging projects that by 2020, approximately 70,000 social  workers with expertise in aging will be needed to serve the growing older adult population - nearly double the current pool. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Labor has projected that social work jobs in health will increase more quickly than in any other area of social work, in large part because of the aging of our population.

Aging and Health Certificate Program for MSW Students

If you are interested in partnering for change with  and for this population, consider applying to our Aging and Health certificate program. This certificate program is open to full-time, part-time, or Advanced Standing students in the traditional or blended MSW program who are in the clinical social work concentration or management and policy concentration on any of the three Rutgers campuses.

MSW Fellowship in Aging

The MSW Fellowship in Aging provides competitive scholarships to MSW students enrolled in the certificate program who demonstrate exceptional promise as leaders in the field of aging.

Continuing Education Programs

If you are a professional seeking continuing education in aging, consider working toward a basic or advanced certificate in gerontology. See our Continuing Ed offerings here.

Learn more about research and aging, community connections in aging, and careers in aging. If you have questions, contact

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