Aging & Health

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Application Deadlines

Fall 2018
January 15, 2018 (priority)
June 1, 2018 (final)

Quick Facts

Degree offered: M.S.
Credits required: 30
GRE Required: Yes
English: TOEFL (550 / 80) / IELTS (7.0)

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. New job opportunities for well-trained gerontologists are constantly emerging.

The curriculum provides students with:

  • A thorough, scientifically grounded, training in theory, policy and research in gerontology;
  • 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.

Students participate in professional socialization events and career education activities targeted for gerontology. This personalized career development is designed to enable students to articulate how their skills and training are of particular value in workplace settings, institutions, and professions that depend largely upon a background in gerontology to accomplish their goals.

The Master of Science in Aging and Health Program offers two concentration areas:

  • Health Systems Administration
  • Healthcare Economics and Policy

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).

Details about the Master’s in Aging & Health Program curriculum, degree requirements, and other information can be found on the program website at  http://aging.georgetown.edu