M.Sc. On Campus

Child and Family Studies - Family Gerontology

24 months
17436 USD/year
17436 USD/year
9444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. Child and Family Studies - Family Gerontology program at Ohio University offers a more in-depth study of children, adults and families along the life span. The program prepares individuals who are interested in studying and/or working with families in many settings, including human and social service agencies, and programs for youth, adolescents and elders. 


Key facts:

  • The M.S. Child and Family Studies - Family Gerontology program at Ohio University focuses on family dynamics, how individuals within the family contribute to and are shaped by these dynamics, and how broad societal contexts influence individual and family functioning. In addition to our graduate program in CFS, we offer two concentrations to help graduate students plan an area of focus for their studies: child life and family gerontology.
  • The Child and Family Studies (Concentration in Family Gerontology) graduate program at Ohio University focuses on aging within the context of families, more specifically the implications, support needs and outcomes for adults and their family members as they age and the quality of their relationships across the life course. 
  • Child and family studies students who choose this concentration also will receive a graduate gerontology certificate to help them better prepare for careers advocating for and helping older adults and their family members. With this concentration, students typically seek employment working with mid to later life adults and their family members or pursue graduate work in such areas as marriage and family therapy, social work, human development and family studies, rehabilitation services, and public/community health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Sexualities 
  • Children, Families, and Poverty
  • Transitions in Development: Middle and Later Life
  • Gerontechnology
  • Epidemiology in Health Administration
  • Aging and Communication in Developing Worlds

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A degree-seeking application must include:

  • Appropriate application fee
  • Academic transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Evidence of English Proficiency (non-native speakers of English only)
In addition, an application must include any program-specific materials which may include (but is not limited to):
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Test scores
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement, statement of professional goals, or biographical statement
  • Portfolio or audition recording

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4722 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 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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