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Gerontology

University of North Carolina Greensboro

M.Sc. Online
24 months
Duration
1715 USD/credit
1715 USD/credit
653 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Science in Gerontology at University of North Carolina Greensboro trains professionals for leading roles to meet the needs of America’s growing elderly population. The program’s goal is to graduate students who understand the basic processes of aging, apply theoretical approaches to aging to their particular fields and circumstances.

Overview

The program’s goal is to graduate students who understand the basic processes of aging, apply theoretical approaches to aging to their particular fields and circumstances, and can evaluate information about older adults from various sources and perspectives.

University of North Carolina Greensboro online Master of Science in Gerontology takes an applied, interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging. The program’s mission is to teach, research, and apply knowledge through collaborative relationships with academic departments, community organizations, and businesses to enrich the lives of older adults and their families.

National Opportunities

  • AARP’s Employer Resource Center assists employers with recruitment, workplace trends, retention strategies, retirement considerations, workplace law, benefits, and AARP’s Best Employers Program.  
  • Jobline of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
  • Jobline of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

State Opportunities

  • Jobline of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Local Opportunities

  • Visit UNCG’s Career Services Center.
  • Volunteer opportunities with local seniors 
  • Jobs listed in the Greensboro New & Record Triad Careers Online

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Proseminar in Gerontology
  • Life Planning for the Third Age
  • Issues in Aging and Business: Boomer Demographic Phenomena
  • Issues in Aging and Business: Workforce and Human Resources Policies for an Aging Society
  • Health & Aging
  • Financing Longevity: Topics in Insurance

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application one month prior to the posted departmental deadline.

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Online
  • Fully structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
3 (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
67

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript from every college and university previously attended. If credit from one institution has been transferred to another, a transcript from the original institution is not required if the course titles and grades appear on the degree granting transcript. If an applicant is currently enrolled in a degree program and will not graduate prior to an admission deadline, transcripts should be provided that reflect courses in progress.
  • Three letters of recommendation from former professors, employers, or persons well acquainted with the applicant’s academic potential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1715 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    653 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 653 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

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