M.Sc. Online

Gerontology (online)

Iowa State University

24 months
590 USD/credit 10620 USD/year
590 USD/credit 10620 USD/year
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Iowa State University collaborates with six sister institutions via the Great Plains IDEA (Interactive Distance Education Alliance) to offer a master degree in Gerontology (online).

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This collaboration allows students to take a variety of courses taught by Gerontology faculty and professionals across institutions. Iowa State Great Plains IDEA master’s students work with Iowa State faculty advisors to design a degree program which suits their individual objectives and complete a culminating capstone project.

Our Gerontology (online) students at Iowa State University come from diverse backgrounds:

  • Some have been in the field of aging for many years and are returning for a degree.
  • Others are new to the field of aging and are pursuing second careers.
  • Some students have recently completed a bachelor’s degree.

Programme Structure

Required courses: 

  • Perspectives in Gerontology
  • Adult Development
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity in  Aging
  • Economics, Public Policy and Aging
  • Environments and Aging
  • Aging in the Family
  • Program Evaluation and Research Methods
  • Professional Seminar in Gerontology

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  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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General requirements

  • Iowa State requires a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies.
  • At minimum, a cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) is required for unrestricted graduate admission. Students who fall below the 3.0 required GPA are still encouraged to apply and will still be considered for admission.
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA will be calculated separately and from all undergraduate and/or graduate coursework completed.

Tuition Fee

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    10620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    10620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 24 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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