Interdisciplinary Programs

Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology

Through this certificate, students will explore the study of human aging, as well as various related careers. The population of the US is aging rapidly. By 2030, 1 in 5 adults will be over age 65. This trend highlights the need for trained professionals in myriad careers ranging from health services to engineering to public policy. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected older adults, has thrown this long-standing need into high relief. This certificate is designed to address existing and future needs by introducing students to the breadth of subjects and perspectives related to aging and to potential career paths in gerontology, geriatrics, and other age-related human services.

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Accelerated (4+1) Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis

Personal, high quality instruction from leading behavior analytic researchers awaits students in the Online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs at Purdue University. Students will become leaders in the field of ABA working in settings such as schools, homes, community and clinical environments. Students will use their knowledge of behavior analytic principles to teach new behaviors and decrease undesired behaviors, particularly in the areas of education or human services.

The Accelerated Master's of Science in Educational Studies with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis program option is available through the College of Education. The coursework has been verified to meet the course requirement under the 5th Edition Task List required to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional state or board requirements to qualify.

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Combined (4+1) Master's Degree in Public Health

As the burden on the health care system increases, the need for highly skilled public health professionals is growing. The Department of Public Health prepares students to plan, implement and evaluate public health programs and policies. Graduates work with individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporate wellness programs, industry and healthcare.

The Purdue Master of Public Health degree offers you options to study the areas that interest you most. Working with the public health coordinator, you can tailor your coursework and practicum to match your unique interests in the field of public health. You also choose a concentration with elective courses in your desired area.

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