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Gerontology

University of Southern California

12 months
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60446 USD/year
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About

The Gerontology MA program offered by University of Southern California explores all aspects of human development and aging. Coursework and rich research opportunities in biology, psychology, sociology, policy, and aging services offer a unique, multidisciplinary curriculum. 

Overview

Founded in 1975, the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology is the oldest and largest school of its type in the world. We offer the most comprehensive selection of gerontology degree programs found anywhere, a variety of outstanding research opportunities and a challenging yet supportive academic environment. 

As a small school rooted in a world-class research university located in the heart of one of the most important cities on earth, the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology—and its research and services arm, the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center—are home to today’s leaders in the field, as well as to tomorrow’s. 

What you will study

The Gerontology MA program offered by University of Southern California studies the human lifespan by exploring the biological, psychological, sociological, political, medical and business dimensions of adult life. The curriculum is aimed at equipping future professionals in the field of aging with the specific skills and knowledge necessary to respond effectively to the needs of an aging population. The MAG offers current professionals in the field a chance to acquire superb skills and format training in gerontology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on a Changing Society
  • The Mind and Body Connection through the Lifespan
  • Life Span Developmental Psychology
  • Life Span Developmental Sociology
  • Social Policy and Aging
  • Counseling Older Adults and Their Families
  • Administration and System Management
  • Complementary Medicine for Health and Longevity
  • The Aging Family
  • Case Studies in Leadership and Change Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

28 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Complete supplemental application included as part of university application
  • In your university application, you must upload your resume and statement of interest
  • 2 letters of recommendation, either uploaded in your university application or mailed separately by your recommenders.
  • Official transcripts should be mailed directly to our office. Students must declare all schools on the application and submit transcripts from all institutions attended (even if it was for just one semester) after high school

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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