12 months
20852 USD/year
20852 USD/year
12864 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Gerontology (MSIG) program at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is specifically designed for professionals in various disciplines who are seeking to acquire advanced knowledge and specialized skills to work with older adults and their families. 


The Interdisciplinary Gerontology program at the Bowling Green State University melds discourse from gerontology, kinesiology, health promotion, human development, and social policy/administration to advance research on issues relevant to notions of successful aging. This high-caliber, interdisciplinary graduate program will begin in Fall 2012 and will prepare graduates for leadership roles in agencies and organizations that provide services for older adults.

The degree curriculum requires a minimum of 33 semester hours beyond the undergraduate degree. The degree requirements are such that students could finish the degree in one calendar year of full-time study, or over a two-year period for part-time students. Each student will receive on-going comprehensive advising and courses will be offered to fit students’ schedules.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate degree, students in Interdisciplinary Gerontology are expected to be able to:

  • Program graduates will be able to integrate concepts and theories to address gerontological research topics.
  • Program graduates will be able to demonstrate a solid background in biological, psychological, and social theory and research of adult development.
  • Program graduates will be able to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to organizations, agencies, policy, or advocacy regarding aging related issues.
  • Program graduates will be able to critically assess the quality of Gerontology research and identify appropriate research questions and issues to improve Gerontology.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Current Perspectives in Gerontology 
  • Health and Aging
  • Human Development & Family Studies 
  • Aging: Physiology & Exercise 
  • Social Policy and Administration
  • Cross Cultural Aging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Domestic: 14 days prior to the start of the admit term


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned (showing dates when the degrees were conferred) and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. 
  • Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, OAE) may be required. 
  • Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10426 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10426 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6432 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

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.


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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