Health Sciences - Aging Track

Rutgers University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
736 USD/credit
736 USD/credit
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In our fully online Health Sciences - Aging Track program from Rutgers University, you’ll gain a strong foundation in evidence-based research, complete specialized courses in aging and health, and take electives geared to your area of interest such as nutrition, mental health or leadership.


As the aging population increases, so too does the need for well-trained health professionals, service providers, planners and policy workers who understand the unique issues of the aging. That’s why we’ve created programs specifically to meet the need for more health care professionals in this field. The Health Sciences - Aging Track program is offered by Rutgers University.

Graduates in this rewarding field can make an impact working directly with older adults, influencing elder health care policy and challenging stereotypes related to the aging population.

The Aging program from Rutgers University is unique in offering:

  • The convenience of entirely online course offerings
  • The option of earning either a Master’s Degree or Graduate Certificate, which is shorter and designed for working professionals who want to develop or expand their skillset to work with the aging.
  • A rich academic environment with a vast array of aging-related resources
  • The ability to apply credits earned for the Graduate Certificate to the Master’s Degree or any other program at our school
  • A highly structured capstone, graduate project

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Health Services Issues and Trends
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Research Methods for the Health Sciences
  • Evidence-Based Literature Review
  • Inter-profession Aging Core
  • Approaches to the Older Adult
  • Managing Diseases in the Older Adult
  • Social and Healthcare Policy for the Older Adults

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Health Professional with current licensure/registration, if applicable
  • Two recommendations using the Recommender Form (not required for certificate candidates)
  • Essay (not required for certificate candidates)
  • Statement of career interest and why the Aging program meets career goals
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Completed application for degree or certificate
  • Payment of application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    736 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 736 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    736 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 736 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Health Sciences - Aging Track
Rutgers University