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Youngstown State University (YSU)

24 months
18358 USD/year
18358 USD/year
12358 USD/year
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Gerontology from Youngstown State University (YSU) is one of Youngstown State University's newest degree programs. With a solid interdisciplinary focus on social epidemiology and aging, the program differs from the few others of its kind in the state, and it joins only a small number of others in the country.


Gerontology from Youngstown State University (YSU) gives you an interdisciplinary approach to learning social epidemiology and aging through a blend psychology, political science, social work and human ecology coursework.

You'll study the health of older adults, including risk factors of disease that affect the health of the aging population. You'll also examine the relationship between demographic factors, such as gender, race, SES, and health and illness factors within the aging community.


Our graduates work for:

  • Comfort Keepers
  • Direction Home Eastern Ohio

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Epidemiology of Aging
  • Perspectives in Gerontology
  • Service Delivery and Aging Policy
  • Social Gerontology
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Aging
  • Adult Development and Aging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the students’ academic or professional background.
  • A letter of intent stating their objectives for seeking a Master’s Degree in Gerontology and how this program will help them fulfill their goals.
  • A personal interview is optional.
  • A Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • A social statistics course at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18358 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18358 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12358 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Youngstown

787 - 1299 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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