Applied Gerontology, M.A.

Applied Gerontology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The master of arts (MA) degree in applied gerontology is a 36-hour interdisciplinary program that provides you with a broad-based overview of aging and more focused training in a selected area of study. Seasoned gerontologists from various disciplines teach courses about special issues in aging and serving the older population.

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The master of arts (MA) degree in applied gerontology is a 36-hour interdisciplinary program that provides you with a broad-based overview of aging and more focused training in a selected area of study. Seasoned gerontologists from various disciplines teach courses about special issues in aging and serving the older population.

Educational programs are focused on three levels: the processes of aging and the needs of an aging society; proficiency training for those serving older adults; and the development of expertise for professionals planning to specialize in geriatric services.

Programme Structure

Applied Gerontology Curriculum

**NEW GERONTOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT TEMPORARILY PAUSED.

  • GERO 535 - Aging in Communities
  • GERO 605 - Aging Well: A Systems Approach
  • GERO 630 - Health, Wellness, and Aging
  • GERO 635 - Aging Well: Adaptations in Later Life
  • GERO 640 - Service Learning in Gerontology

Research Options (Complete 3 - 9 Hours)

  • WELN 670 - Interdisciplinary Wellness Research Design

or

  • CPSY 653 - Research in Counseling Psychology and Guidance

Gerontology majors may take additional research courses complete a written project to count toward the 36 hour total credit requirement of the degree. These options include EDPSY 641, RES 697 or THES 698. (Please seek the advise of the program coordinator if planning to complete more than the three-hour minimum requirement.)

  • EDPS 641 - Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research

or

  • RES 697 - Research Paper

or

  • THES 698 - Thesis

Aging Well Electives Track I (Complete 12 - 18 Hours)

  • GERO 598 - Topical Seminar in Applied Gerontology
  • GERO 610 - Public Policy and Aging
  • GERO 620 - Guided Life Review
  • GERO 625 - Changing Health/Wellness Behaviors
  • GERO 641 - Practical Applications of Gerontological Programming
  • GERO 699 - Internship in Gerontology
  • FCFN 652 - Geriatric Nutrition
  • WELN 680 - Evaluating Health and Wellness Initiatives

Aging Management Electives - Track II (Complete 12 - 18 Hours)

  • GERO 515 - Technology in Aging
  • GERO 598 - Topical Seminar in Applied Gerontology
  • WELN 605 - Wellness Management Administration
  • WELN 645 - Social Marketing in Wellness Management Practice
  • WELN 665 - Technology and Media for Wellness Managers
  • WELN 680 - Evaluating Health and Wellness Initiatives
  • BL 560 - Survey of Business Law
  • ECON 509 - Survey of Economics
  • ECON 548 - Health and Economics
  • FIN 500 - Corporation Finance
  • MKG 505 - Survey of Marketing
  • MGT 500 - Managing Organizational Behavior

Note: Directed elective courses are screened by the academic advisor. The academic advisor will help select courses based upon each student's undergraduate background.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    550

    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:

    6.5

    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: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by its regional accrediting association. Review transcript submitting guidelines before applying.
  • either a cumulative baccalaureate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of your baccalaureate
  • to meet departmental admissions criteria

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19404 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    7092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7092 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

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