Aging Studies

Minnesota State University Mankato

M.Sc. On Campus Online
12 months
8747 USD/year
5329 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduates of the Aging Studies MS program at Minnesota State University Mankato are well-prepared for successful careers in the field of aging or for doctoral training in aging studies or gerontology. Although not all students choose to do so, it is currently possible to complete the MS fully online.


Minnesota State University 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.


An Aging Studies major prepares students for a variety of jobs that do not neatly fit into one title or position. We provide information that gives you an idea of what occupations best suit an Aging Studies major.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




34 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application. All applications must be completed online.
  • Pay the $40 non-refundable application fee. Applications will not be processed until payment is received.
  •  International applicants must submit the required financial affidavit. Please note that a graduate assistantship most likely will not cover the entire cost of attending Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8747 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8747 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5329 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5329 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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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Aging Studies
Minnesota State University Mankato


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