Virtual Open House Scheduled in November

group of gerontology students

Are you or someone you know interested in gerontology? Scripps Gerontology Center and the Department of Sociology and Gerontology invite you to a virtual open house to learn more about Miami University graduate programs in gerontology!

Friday, November 5, 2021
10:00 a.m.–Noon

As part of the open house, attendees will:

  • Get an overview of our Master of Gerontological Studies and Ph.D. in Social Gerontology programs. 
  • Learn about the application process. 
  • Meet gerontology faculty members.
  • Hear from current gerontology graduate students.
  • Get answers to your questions about our gerontology graduate programs.  

Attendees are also invited to stay after the open house to attend a Scripps Lunchtime Presentation from Noon-1 p.m. The full schedule of events is listed below:

10–10:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Gerontology Programs

10:30–11 a.m. Hear from Gerontology Graduate Students

11–11:30 a.m. Meet Gerontology Faculty Members 

11:30–11:50 a.m. Question & Answer Session 

11:50 a.m.–12 p.m. Wrap up 

12–1 p.m. Virtual lunchtime presentation (optional) - Lunchtime Presentation: Evaluation of Dementia-Capable Community Efforts: Strategies and Lessons Learned in the COVID-19 Pandemic – with Dr. Jennifer Heston-Mullins & Abby Helsinger

15 p.m. Graduate Research Forum (optional, in-person/on-campus event). For those who would like to see the campus and department in person, a gerontology group will meet at the Upham arch at 1:30 p.m. to walk over to the Graduate Research Forum. This event showcases paper and poster presentations from graduate students across campus. Sessions run from 1–5 p.m. at Armstrong Student Center.

For questions or to register, email Leah Janssen ( by November 1, 2021.