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Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology

2 months
557 USD/credit 20052 USD/full
557 USD/credit 20052 USD/full
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Geropsychology is a specialized field of psychology that focuses on understanding and addressing the mental health concerns that may affect older adults. You can blend passion with purpose by enrolling in the Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology program at Grand Canyon University. 


Key facts

Acquire foundational knowledge in the psychological and neurological aspects of aging. Learn to contribute to the field’s knowledge of the cognitive and psychosocial changes that affect elderly populations. 

Examine best practices in applied psychological theories and research to support families and healthcare providers who work with aging adults. The geropsychology degree, offered online by GCU, also explores coping strategies, physical health issues, end of life matters and ethical practices.

The Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology program at Grand Canyon University follows a timely and relevant curriculum focused on ethical frameworks for enhancing the health, wellness and quality of life of elderly populations. 

Students acquire key skills in analytical reasoning and evidence-based strategies. The program explores physical, cognitive and spiritual care for individuals at the end of life.


The demand for professionals with specialized expertise in the needs of older adults will rise as the population ages. If you feel called upon to serve your elders, you may find work in the following settings after earning your MS in geropsychology:

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Mental health facilities
  • Government agencies

Some graduates may choose to pursue a research-based career. Private- and government-funded research initiatives explore issues common among older adults, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts 
  • Contemporary and Ethical Issues in Psychology
  • Social and Cultural Psychology 
  • Sociology of Aging 
  • Death and Dying
  • Graduate Statistics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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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 applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20052 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    20052 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 2 months.


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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