Aging Studies is a multidisciplinary field of social scientists, biologists, health
care professionals, economists and others who focus on aging. The master's in Aging Studies is designed and tailored for working professionals interested
in beginning or advancing a career in the field of aging and human services. Faculty
are nationally and internationally recognized experts in areas such as human longevity,
aging-in-place, marital and family relations, long-term care and cognitive and nutritional
The 36-hour master’s program is offered entirely online and can be completed at your
desired pace. Courses are semester-based and coursework must be completed to meet
assignment deadlines. Typically, students will complete the master's program in three
years, taking one or two courses a semester.
Coursework covers many topics, including adult development and aging; family systems; care providers; physical, mental and
social changes; economics; nutrition and physical activity; and environments and public
policy. Students work with their faculty advisor and committee to complete either
a master's thesis or non-thesis/creative component project.