M.A. Online

Aging Studies

Eastern Illinois University

18 months
785 USD/credit 17270 USD/year
785 USD/credit 17270 USD/year
327 USD/credit 7194 USD/year
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The M.A. in Aging Studies degree program from Eastern Illinois University is interdisciplinary and includes courses from nine different academic units.


Academic plans of study are tailored to meet the needs and interests of students in an online format or in a hybrid (online and face-to-face) format.

Our Mission

The Department of Human Services and Community Leadership prepares students to empower individuals across the lifespan, strengthen families, promote community prosperity, and advocate for intersectional social justice in our globally diverse society through high-impact experiential learning and innovative research and scholarship.

Careers in Aging Studies

A master's degree in Aging Studies from Eastern Illinois University can lead you down many different career paths. Here is a listing of the fields, and specific jobs within those fields, in which a graduate of our Aging Studies program could gain employment:

  • Education
  • College and University Education
  • Employment
  • Finance
  • Housing
  • Legal Aid/Protective Service
  • Medical Service
  • Mental Health
  • Product/Service Consumption
  • Recreation/Social Activities
  • Social Services
  • Health and Physical Fitness
  • Administrative (Directors, Assistant Directors and Supervisors)

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Communication and Aging
  • Societal Theories of Aging
  • Health and Aging
  • Research Methods
  • Physical Activity and Aging
  • Psychological Processes in the Aged

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A copy of your official transcripts
  • A complete online application
  • A $30 application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    17270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 785 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    7194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 327 USD per credit during 18 months.

Per Credit Hour


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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