California State University Long Beach

3588 USD/year
3588 USD/year
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This Gerontology program at California State University Long Beach is designed to prepare students with a thorough background in existing theory and research in gerontology, advanced principles of program management, and enhanced baccalaureate preparation for their professional discipline.


Gerontology is the scientific study of the processes and phenomena of aging. The Gerontology Program's mission is to improve the lives of middle aged and older individuals; provide training, consultation and other services; and conduct research.

The Gerontology Program at California State University Long Beach is enhanced by the Gerontology Faculty Interest Group, the Center for Successful Aging and a chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, The National Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology. Students in the Gerontology Program are eligible for membership in Sigma Phi Omega.

The programme

The Center for Successful Aging is part of a complex of centers and organizations on the campus of California State University, Long Beach that are involved with aging-related issues. The Center is a transdisciplinary academic/community partnership to promote collaborative innovations in education, practice, policy development and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Health Assessment of the Aging Client 
  •  Internship in Family and Consumer Sciences/Gerontology 
  • Research Methods 
  •  Introduction to the Professional Practice of Gerontology 
  • Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences and Gerontology 
  •  Seminar in Administration of Family and Consumer Sciences/Gerontology Programs 
  • Gerontology Directed Project

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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

  • Complete the application form to be admitted to the university with graduate standing;
  •  Three letters of recommendation reflecting academic potential, personal qualifications, sensitivity, and evidence of ability and motivation to work with older adults and professionals in the field of aging,
  •  A current resumé, including education, employment, and volunteer activities,
  •  A personal statement of interest in aging and career goals in the field.

Admission to the program is contingent on approval by the Gerontology Program Director.

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
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  • National

    3588 USD/year
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