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Why study Aging Studies online through OSU?

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 health.

Format

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. 

 

Curriculum

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.

 

Course information

Alliance on Aging

 

Admissions

Nurse and patientTo apply to the Human Development and Family Sciences - option in Aging Studies, M.S. program, submit the following:

  • Graduate College application 
  • Professional resume
  • Professional goal statement: Describe your professionals goals and explain how the program will support those goals. 
  • Three professional letters of reference on letterhead
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • GRE test score is not required. 

 

Cost

Tuition rates for this program are the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Students are responsible for textbooks and course materials.

2020-2021 Estimated Cost
  Cost
Total cost per credit hour $590
Total cost per 3-credit hour course $1,770
Estimated total program cost $21,240

 

 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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