12 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Applied Gerontology at University of North Carolina Wilmington prepares professionals to improve the well-being of older adults, as advocates, direct service providers, educators/trainers, administrators, marketers and product developers, program planners, evaluators, researchers, and more.


Gerontologists may work with a variety of public and private organizations that provide services and goods needed by an aging population, or they may create their own new job opportunities in this fast growing field.

Key Features 

  • This is a 36-credit hour program and prospective students will include those who have majored in fields such as psychology, sociology, social work, exercise science, recreation therapy, public health, biology, or nursing, as well as allied health professionals. 
  • The Applied Gerontology program from University of North Carolina Wilmington is built on theoretical foundations, supported by the practical application of service-learning, and integrating teaching, mentoring, research, and service. Many courses are online. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aging and Society 
  • Physiology of Human Aging 
  • Current Issues in Gerontology 
  • The Psychology of Aging 
  • Practicum in Gerontology 
  • Master’s Project Proposal Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university, completed before graduate study begins
  • Strong overall academic record with a 3.0 GPA or better.
  • An application for graduation admission
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • An essay on the applicant’s goals in pursuing the master’s
  • Three recommendations by individuals in academically or professionally related fields

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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