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Aging and Health, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
Queen’s University Graduate Diploma, Master of Science and Doctorate in Aging and Health are innovative programs that provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of aging, with a focus on health and healthy living. Students will develop multi-disciplinary knowledge of individual aging processes, the effect of aging on social systems, and the policies needed to support healthy aging.


All three programs have been designed to be completed at a distance by working professionals. The programs are offered full-time, through a blended format of online learning and short onsite sessions.

The intensive onsite sessions introduce students to core courses and the elearning technology, as well as provide an opportunity for in-person interaction with faculty and fellow class members. Elective courses are completed at a distance, online. The blended format of onsite intensives and online components couples networking and experiential opportunities with the flexibility of distance learning..

The GDip and MSc are open to applicants who have graduated from any four year undergraduate program, or equivalent, with an overall B+ average. For admission to the PhD program, applicants should have a master's degree in a related discipline.

Career options: 

The Queen’s University GDip, MSc and PhD in Aging and Health position graduates for success in a variety of settings that serve the growing population of older adults including government, for-profit and non-profit organizations and healthcare settings. Students in the PhD program will also be prepared for positions in research, and academia

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Evaluating Aging-Related Programs and Services
  • Ethics and Biomedical Ethics of Aging
  • Normal Aging Processes
  • Master's Project
  • Health and Social Systems for Older Adults
  • Religion, Spiritual Health and Aging
  • Mobility and Functioning amongst Older Adults

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    For the GDip and MSc, complete applications are reviewed and offers are made on an on-going basis by the program

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A minimum of B+ average from any four year undergraduate degree program or equivalent.  For admission to the PhD, applicants must have a master's degree in a related discipline.  
  • At the time of application, official transcripts for all current and previous study can be uploaded to the online application portal.
  • Two (2) references are required. 
  • A current CV is to be sent by email to the Program Assistant. PhD applicants are asked to also submit a Letter of Intent to the Program Assistant. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23152 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23152 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9716 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9716 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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