MA in Aging Studies

Students maximize career potential by complementing their existing experience and educational background. Skill sets are diversified by a curriculum applicable to a wide range of professional settings. Students may transition a career/area of interest to an aging service position within another industry (e.g. social work, senior living, senior services, nursing home administration, fitness, nutrition, business). The aging studies curriculum incorporates a variety of perspectives from the numerous disciplines concerned with the physical, mental and social aspects of life.

The MA in aging studies can be completed 100 percent online. It comprises 39 total credit hours. Core courses comprise 21 credit hours. Additional hours are chosen within three curricular concentrations: social science, public healthand administration. Students choose from one of three study options: thesis, internship, and coursework, to complete the program. The aging studies program provides quality distance education, enabling students to earn the MA from anywhere in the state or country.

Concentrations in Aging Studies

Courses in Aging Studies