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Population and Social Gerontology, M.Sc.

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University rank #987 (BCR) Oxford, OH, United States
The Master of Gerontological Studies (MGS) degree prepares you for work in a wide variety of aging-related fields. MGS graduates generally choose one of three directions: research/academic work, policy, or non-social work direct services. 

Overview

Graduates hold jobs in a range of public and private settings as program or facility administrators, planners, practitioners, researchers, advocates, and trainers. New job opportunities for well-trained gerontologists are constantly emerging. About one-half of MGS graduates go on to pursue a PhD at some point in their career.

Accreditation

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent accreditation review occurred in 2015.

Programme Structure

The MGS curriculum provides students with:

  • A thorough background in theory, policy, and research in social gerontology
  • Hands-on experience through an individualized and supervised field practicum (domestic or abroad)
  • Opportunities to interact with professionals in the field of aging through research experiences and informal mentoring

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Undergraduate and, where appropriate, graduate grade point averages
  • General Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
  • A written professional statement
  • Your resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15026 USD/semester
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  • National

    6155 USD/semester
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 1095 - 1810 USD/month
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