Kansas:
Graduate studies in the psychology of adult development and aging

Following are data on academic programs in the state that provide a specialization in adult development and aging. Data include titles of courses and seminars offered number of faculty with a specialization in adult development and aging, psychology specializations integrated with the study of adult development and aging, administrative organization of the program, availability of assistantships and traineeships in the program, practicum and internship placement opportunities and web addresses and contact persons for the program.

University of Kansas (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dual Title Degree in Psychology and Gerontology)

State/country: Kansas

Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Social and behavioral gerontology

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 4 Full- time, 25 Part-time

Number of Faculty affiliated to APA Division 20: 5 APA Division 20 Members, 2 APA Division 20 Fellows

Research Interests of Faculty: Cognition, communication and aging, health and well-being

Courses and Specialized Seminars in AD&A for Graduate students: Pro-seminar in Gerontology, Psychology of Aging, Mental Health and Aging, Health and Aging

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Research assistantships on funded projects, teaching assistantships provided by the Gerontology Center, Graduate Fellowships sponsored by Graduate Studies, Contact: Susan Kemper

Practicum and Internship Placements: None

Other Relevant Information and Comments: This dual-title degree is an option available to students who have first been admitted to the doctoral program in one of these departments: Communication Studies, Psychology, and Sociology (as of January 2012). The dual-title degree allows the pursuit of a single degree that incorporates study within a traditional discipline and training in an interdisciplinary field; the student is awarded one degree (PhD) with both titles identified on the diploma (e.g., "PhD in Psychology and Gerontology"). This option is designed to appeal to students who are strong in a traditional discipline but also motivated to study across disciplinary lines. In the course of study, students can avail themselves of disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth. At the post-doctoral stage, dual-title graduates will have enhanced career and employment opportunities, able to claim expertise in one or both titles of their degree when seeking positions in education and research.

Contact:
Susan Kemper
Psychology and Gerontology
3090 Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: (785) 864-4130
Email
Website

Updated February 2014

Fort Hays State University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: None

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Psychology of Aging, Growing old in a new age

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 0 Full Time, 1 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: None

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: None

Other Relevant Information and Comments:

Contact:
Dr. Carol Patrick
Fort Hays State University
Department of Psychology
Hays, KS 67601
Telephone: (785) 628-4403
Email
Website

Kansas State University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Developmental, Occupational Health Psychology

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Life Span Personality Development, Occasional Seminars, Psychology of Aging

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: None

Other Relevant Information and Comments:

Contact:
Heather Bailey, PhD
Department of Psychology
Manhattan, KS 66506
Telephone: (785) 532-0807
Email

Pittsburgh State University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: None

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Advanced Developmental Psychology, Adulthood and Aging

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 0 Full Time, 2 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: None

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: None

Other Relevant Information and Comments:

Contact:
Dr. David Hurford
Pittsburgh State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburgh, KS 66762
Telephone: (316) 235-4534
Email
Website

Spalding University (Department of Psychology)

Psychology Specializations Integrated with AD&A: Health Psychology

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Life Span Development for Health Psychology Students

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 0 Full Time 1 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Opportunities exist dependent on individual PI funded research. 

Contact: Barbara Williams

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: None

Practicum and Internship Placements: Clinics, Hospital settings

Other Relevant Information and Comments: We have an APA accredited PsyD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology

Contact:
Dr. Tom Bergandi
Spalding University
Email