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About the Program

The Master of Science in Aging and Health degree program prepares students for work in a wide variety of aging-related fields. Graduates may pursue jobs in a range of public and private settings as program or facility administrators, planners, practitioners, researchers, advocates and trainers. The curriculum provides students with: a thorough, scientifically grounded, training in theory, policy and research in gerontology; a  hands-on experience through an individualized and supervised field internship (domestic or abroad), and; opportunities to interact with professionals in the field of aging through research experiences and informal mentoring. The program provides the basic competencies in aging studies as offered by faculty interested in aging from mid-life to end of life, ethics and humanities and aging, health care administration, and policy. This curriculum is based on knowledge and skill competencies endorsed by the Association of in Higher Education (AGHE) and the Accreditation in Gerontology Education Commission (AGEC).

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Degrees Offered Anchor

Degrees Offered

  • M.S.
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Admissions Requirements

For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admissions How to Apply page. Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copied of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admissions How to Apply page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)
    • TOEFL = 80 minimum
    • IELTS = 7.0 minimum
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Application Deadlines Anchor

Application Deadlines

  • Fall:
    • January 15 (priority)
    • April 1 (final)
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Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Aging & Health is a 30-credit, 11-month program that provides the basic competencies in aging studies by examining aging through a variety of lenses. The structure for the Master of Science in Aging & Health Program comprises of a 30-credit program, including 9 core courses and 3 concentration courses, a required Capstone or Internship project (to be completed over the summer), and attendance at a monthly seminar series (8 seminars must be attended during the course of the program.) Students may choose between concentrations in Senior Living Administration, Healthcare Economics and Policy, and Health Systems Administration.

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Connect with Us

Program Contact: aging@georgetown.edu 

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Apply Now

Begin your application today!

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