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Aging Studies - Administration Concentration, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, KS,
Wichita State’s Master of Arts (MA) in Aging Studies combines a quality WSU education, a completely online format and several options to choose from. The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills for diverse career options from aging research and counseling to employment in nursing facilities, assisted-living communities and mental health facilities.


The Department of Public Health Sciences offers curriculum in Health Sciences, Health Management, Aging Studies, and Public Health. Whether seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree, professional training, a graduate certificate, or the Administrator-in-Training (AIT) program for licensure in long-term care management, PHS graduates are prepared for a number of excellent career opportunities.

At WSU, you will expand your leadership capacity through real-world exposure to political, legal, social, multicultural and ethical issues that impact the practice of health care. You will acquire analytical skills and reasoning by exploring management operations necessary in every work force.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Communication in Aging
  • Research Methods
  • Adult Development & Aging
  • Interprofessional Persp. on Aging
  • Aging Programs and Policies
  • Biology of Aging

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      One or two years of full-time study to complete. Students have six years to complete their degree
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Three references
  • Unofficial transcripts and degree certification
  • For international applicants: copy of passport,financial certification, proof of English proficiency
  • Permanent Residents will need to upload a copy of proof of permanent residency

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        741 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 741 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      • National

        301 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 301 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Resident: per credit hour- $301.94

      Nonresident: per credit hour- $741.55

      Living costs for Wichita

      • 878 - 1420 USD/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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