Pre-Doctoral Training

WSU graduate students can pursue their PhD in their home departments/programs and obtain additional research mentorship and professional development at the IOG. For more information contact Gail Jensen Summers, PhD, Director of the Pre-doctoral Training Program at 313-664-2622, or

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology through School of Social Work

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is a 12-credit hour program at Wayne State University. Administered by the School of Social Work, it is designed to prepare graduate students, individual practitioners, and professionals with additional academic expertise in the field of aging.  Contact the School of Social Work for details.

Continuing Education

Continuing education is a requirement for many professionals working in aging. The IOG and its partners sponsor several CE-eligible conferences and workshops throughout the year. Some are for health care professionals and researchers, and others are aimed at families and caregivers.

  • Calendar   A complete schedule of current CE programs
  • Issues in Aging   The IOG's signature Continuing Education Conference
  • Training Materials  Educational materials including books, on-line CEs, and DVDs