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Gerontology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
The Master of Arts in Gerontology fosters development of the conceptual and clinical foundations necessary to design and provide strengths-based services to our aging population and to develop methods of inquiry and innovative practices to address the evolving needs of the growing numbers of aging persons in their communities.

About

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Design and implement strengths-based strategies to address the challenges and opportunities facing societies and families as members age
  • Develop strategies for working with older adults that take into consideration age-related physical, cognitive, and emotional changes
  • Solve problems facing older individuals or organizations serving them using knowledge of assessment and evidence-based practice, as well as an understanding of relevant legal and ethical issues
  • Examine their own presumptions and biases about older adults and develop a deep appreciation for the paradoxes inherent in the aging process
  • Use contemporary modes of information technology and communications media in case management, program assessment, and advocacy
  • Advocate for public policies that improve the health and well-being of older adults and their families
  • Conduct applied research that addresses challenges or opportunities for older adults and their communities

Programme Structure

Coursework in the Master of Arts in Gerontology program can be tailored for (1) those currently providing or those who plan to provide direct services to older adults, (2) those whose practice and/or scholarly work will focus on older adults or on issues relating to aging, and (3) those whose work for public and/or private organizations will address the needs and concerns of older adults.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    54 quarter units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

Admission requirements:

  • All Official college/university transcripts and mark sheets (and certified English translations, if applicable)
  • Official college/university diploma(s)/proof of graduation (and certified English translations, if applicable)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    430 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    430 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 430 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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