M.A. On Campus


Simon Fraser University

24 months
3892 CAD/year
3892 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Gerontology from Simon Fraser University, prepares students for professional or academic roles requiring specialization in aging. 


The Gerontology program from Simon Fraser University is for those with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline and who have completed coursework in aging. Two concentrations are offered: Environment & Aging and Health & Aging. 


Applicants will upload all their post-secondary transcripts as part of the online process. However, "Official" transcripts must also be received by the Department of Gerontology Graduate Program Assistant directly from each issuing institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Interdisciplinary Theories in Gerontology
  • Community Based Housing, Health and Support Services for Older Adults
  • Institutional Living Environments
  • Families, Communities and Health
  • Aging in a Technological World
  • Special Topics in Gerontology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

September 1st to 30th for January admission


30 alternative credits

A minimum of 30 units, or a project for a minimum of 38 units.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
  • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
  • proof of English Language proficiency
  • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    3892 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1946 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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