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Aging Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Aging Studies at Minnesota State Mankato

Minnesota State Mankato's innovative Aging Studies program prepares students to have a meaningful impact on society by supporting individuals as they age. Our program encompasses the biological, social and psychological aspects of aging, providing students with a broad and versatile background with which to serve older adults. We encourage our students to customize their coursework based on their personal career goals, and we help them find real-world learning opportunities to ensure that they reach those goals.

The program encompasses the biological, social and psychological aspects of aging, providing students with a broad and versatile background with which to serve older adults. We encourage our students to customize their coursework based on their personal career goals, and we help them find real-world learning opportunities to ensure that they reach those goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Health, Culture and Disease

  • Biology of Aging and Chronic Diseases

  • Health and Aging

  • Innovations in Aging Policy

  • Topics in Gerontology

  • Transformative Leadership in Aging

  • Social Work and Aging

  • Nursing Home Administration

  • Current Health Issues in Aging

  • Individual Study

  • Death Education

  • Leisure and Older Adults

  • Program Administration

  • Program Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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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).

General Requirements

  • In addition to the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies, admission to the graduate program in Aging Studies requires a minimum of 16 credits of social and behavioral science at the undergraduate level, a minimum of 3.0 GPA,three letters of reference which assess the student's potential for graduate study and professional practice with older adults, and a personal statement which describes the applicant's previous training in gerontology, work and/or volunteer experience with older adults and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in Aging Studies. A personal interview with the program director is desirable although not required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Mankato

  • 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.

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