M.Sc. On Campus Online Blended


McDaniel College

12 months
19060 USD/year
19060 USD/year
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The Master of Science program in Gerontology at McDaniel College provides you with a rich interdisciplinary knowledge base that prepares, supports, and enhances your ability to fulfill leadership roles in the public and private sectors when gerontology knowledge and expertise is essential to improve the quality of life for older adults. 


 Courses at McDaniel College are offered at the Westminster campus, online or in a hybrid format that allows you to take courses both ways.

If you aren’t sure that you want to commit to a full M.S. program at this time, you may elect to start with the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.  All courses in the certificate program for which you earn the grade of “B” or better can be transferred into the M.S. program.

Key Features of the Gerontology program include:

  • Prepares, supports, and enhances your ability to work with a diverse population of older adults.
  • Provides opportunities for you to develop an area of expertise which will prepare you for professional positions focused on improving the quality of life for older adults.
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to studying gerontology so you are better prepared in their approach to geriatric care.
  • Prepares you to assume leadership roles in the public and private sector.

In addition, you will develop skills to:

  • Better understand the complex interrelations among aging, health and social structure.
  • Assess, interpret and apply gerontological research findings.
  • Effectively communicate gerontological concepts in oral and written form.
  • Apply interdisciplinary gerontological knowledge to work with older adults in your chosen area of concentration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gerontology
  • Biology of Aging
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Aging in a Diverse Society
  • Introduction to Research Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for graduate study.
  • Official transcript verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50.
  • Three official professional or academic letters of recommendation. These requests will be emailed directly to the recommenders through your application.
  • Letter of intent detailing personal and professional goals relative to the program of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19060 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19060 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    19060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19060 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Westminster

1610 - 2727 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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