M.A. On Campus


Iowa State University

12 months
27380 USD/year
25684 USD/year
10140 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Iowa is at the forefront of this aging revolution as one of the oldest states in the country. The Gerontology program is offered at Iowa State University.


About this Degree

Older adults are a diverse group with varied backgrounds, preferences, and needs, and you  can have a direct, immediate impact working with this population. 

While known for our long-standing online master's and certificate programs specializing in Gerontology as well as undergraduate and graduate minors, in Fall 2015 we welcomed our first cohort of on-campus graduate students majoring in Gerontology.

Our programs at Iowa State University are interdepartmental in nature. This means that students receive content and training in Gerontology as well as a complementary discipline. Students work with a Major Professor with aging interests identified from the diverse faculty across the Iowa State campus. Our faculty investigate all aspects of aging from cells to communities.  We believe an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach allows students to enhance their experiences, training, and skills and ultimately their marketability and career success.

Programme Structure

Required courses: 

  • Perspectives in Gerontology
  • Adult Development
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity in  Aging
  • Economics, Public Policy and Aging
  • Environments and Aging
  • Aging in the Family
  • Program Evaluation and Research Methods
  • Professional Seminar in Gerontology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Gerontology on-campus degrees encompass interdepartmental training. Students should identify a Major Professor and home department and meet these departmental admissions requirements.
  • Applicants are asked to complete a supplemental self-statement form specific to the Gerontology Program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    27380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13690 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    25684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12842 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5070 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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