University of Utah

M.Sc. Blended
18 months
17780 USD/year
17780 USD/year
5030 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Master of Science degree program at the University of Utah is available in both full-time (9-12 credit hours per semester) and part-time (6 credit hours per semester) options.


Gerontologists from the University of Utah work in hospitals, independent living and long-term care facilities, clinical practices, counseling centers, hospice services, home health services, research universities and community and government agencies. Some also manage or serve as consultants to healthcare facilities or private companies geared to the needs of older people. They often travel to treat patients at home, assess living conditions and meet with caregivers and family members.

Examples of Job Opportunities Available for Masters of Science in Gerontology Graduates

  • Aging-related non-profit organization manager
  • Adult Day Program Coordinator
  • Aging & Adult Services Manager
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community manager
  • Director of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Educational Gerontologist
  • Lifelong Learning Specialist
  • Geriatric Care Manager
  • Grant Writer
  • Home Care Agency Administrator
  • Interior Designer – Gerontology specialization
  • Ombudsperson
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Research associate
  • In-Home Services Program Director, County Commission on Aging
  • Strategic Policy Analyst/Advisor
  • Volunteer Program Coordinator
  • Director of Senior Center
  • Assisted Living Manager
  • Nursing-home administrator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Aging 
  • Service Agencies and Programs for Older Adults
  • Research Methods in Aging
  • Health and Optimal Aging 
  • Social and Public Policy and Aging 
  • Physiology and Psychology of Aging
  • Gerontology Practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits



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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for graduate admission
  • Transcripts from ANY and ALL colleges and universities attended, including the University of Utah, must be uploaded as part of the graduate application.
  • Evidence of a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university or college
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three professional references
  • Professional goal statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8890 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    17780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8890 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    5030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2515 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.


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