These are the least expensive doctorates in gerontology available on the internet in 2019. This list was compiled with the aid of the US Department of Education’s College Navigator website and the websites of these schools. This being such a shallow pool of schools to work with, we opted for the simple ranking by hourly tuition rate, as a more complicated rating system was not justified.
#1 – Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, Illinois
Online PhD in Leadership, Gerontology Specialization
Concordia University Chicago has an online doctor of philosophy in leadership degree, gerontology specialization that is a 68 credit hour program that includes coursework in the physiology of aging and diversity in aging societies. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, the program requires a rationale statement that covers your personal goals for pursuing this degree. Concordia University Chicago charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $937 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.
#2 – Northcentral University
San Diego, California
PhD in Psychology, Gerontology Specialization Online
Northcentral University has an online doctor of philosophy in psychology degree, gerontology specialization that is a 60 credit hour program that includes coursework in statistics and quantitative research design. With a student to faculty ratio of 1 to 1, the program is designed for those with a master’s in psychology, counseling, or a related field. Those from other backgrounds may require additional coursework. Northcentral University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,120 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.