Stetson to Offer New Master’s Degree

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Starting in June 2009, non-lawyers around the world who work with the elderly will have an opportunity to obtain a Master of Jurisprudence in Law and Aging from Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Fla. After an on-campus orientation, courses will be offered online for professionals who work with the growing senior population.

“This new graduate program will allow professionals who work in the field of aging to learn more about laws, policies and programs,” said Professor Rebecca C. Morgan, Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law and director of Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, substantial experience in the field of aging, and an acceptable score on the GRE or equivalent examination to be considered for admission. Students in the new two-year program will learn more about elder law, guardianships, government benefits, housing options for the elderly, disability programs, retirement, long-term care and health care, and the ethical issues faced by professionals.

Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law was established in 1995 to meet the increasing need for legal education and research in the field of law and aging.

For additional information about the program, please visit   Master of Jurisprudence in Law and Aging  or contact the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson Law at 727-562-7393 or e-mail