Areas of study for the M.A. in Gerontology include Long-Term Care Administration, Program Administration, and Aging Studies.
Program Admission (M.A.)
In addition to the university requirements for admission to the Graduate School, all applicants for regular admission to the Master of Arts in Gerontology degree program must meet one of the following criteria:
A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 2.75 or 3.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate or combined undergraduate and graduate course work; or
A score of 400 on the Verbal portion and a score of 400 on the Quantitative portion of the Graduate Record Examination; or
A total of at least 1900 points determined by multiplying the cumulative overall undergraduate grade point average by the Graduate Record Examination General Test score (Verbal plus Quantitative)
In addition, all students must take the Graduate Record Exam prior to, or within the first semester, of graduate enrollment.
Applicants who fail to meet the above standards may be admitted on conditional status as recommended by the Gerontology Admission Committee and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.
Program Requirements (M.A.)
Requirements for a degree in Gerontology with a specialization in Long-Term Care Administration are:
and take an additional six hours of Gerontology electives. Persons already employed full-time in an agency providing services to seniors may appeal for a waiver of the thesis/non-thesis requirement and take six additional hours of Gerontology electives.
Requirements for the degree in Gerontology with a specialization in Aging Studies are:
and take an additional six hours of Gerontology or free electives. Persons who are already employed full-time in an agency providing services to seniors may appeal to the department head for a waiver of the thesis/non-thesis requirement and take six additional hours of Gerontology electives.
Note: To receive graduate credit for a 4000-level course designated ‘For Undergraduate and Graduates,’ a student must be in graduate admission status at the time credit is earned in the course. Credit earned in undergraduate admission status cannot be changed to graduate credit.