Master's Program, Graduate Certificate (online)Iowa State University collaborates with six sister institutions via the Great Plains IDEA (Interactive Distance Education Alliance) to offer certificate and master's degree programs which are completely accessible online. This collaboration allows students to take a variety of courses taught by Gerontology faculty and professionals across institutions. Iowa State Great Plains IDEA master’s students work with Iowa State faculty advisers to design a degree program which suits their individual objectives and complete a culminating capstone project. Our Great Plains students come from diverse backgrounds:
- Some have been in the field of aging for many years and are returning for a degree.
- Others are new to the field of aging and are pursuing second careers.
- Some students have recently completed a bachelor’s degree.