• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Aging Studies - Social Science program at Wichita State University will equip you with the knowledge and skills for diverse career options from aging research and counseling to employment in nursing facilities, assisted-living communities and mental health facilities.

Careers

With an increasingly large aging population comes the need for well-trained aging specialists in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Academia
  • Aging research and policy institutes
  • HMOs and hospitals
  • Mental health
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Skilled nursing facilities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Sociological Perspectives of Aging
  • Advanced Psychological Perspectives of Aging
  • Social Policy and Aging
  • Health Communications and Aging
  • The Medicare System
  • Interprofessional Perspectives on Aging

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission into the program requires:

  • Admission into the WSU Graduate School
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 credit hours of your bachelor's degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15400 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Estimated cost per academic year.

Living costs for Wichita

  • 878 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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