Wichita State University

College of Health Professions

Gerontology/Aging Studies


1845 Fairmount

Wichita, KS 67260

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Aging Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Maximize your career potential by complementing existing experience and educational background with the Wichita State University Aging Studies Master Program. Diversify your skill set with a curriculum applicable to a wide range of professional settings. Transition your career/area of interest to an aging service position within another industry (e.g. social work, senior living, senior services, nursing home administration, fitness, nutrition, business). The aging studies curriculum incorporates a variety of perspectives from the numerous disciplines concerned with the physical, mental and social aspects of life. The MA in Aging Studies offers three curricular tracks: Social Science, Public Health, or Administration. Our graduates receive training through a diverse curriculum and are prepared to apply this knowledge in a wide range of professional settings. Understanding the most recent age-related research is vital to serving the aging population in a variety of ways. Gain career licensures and certifications through your graduate studies. Ask us about incorporating the following licensure and certification opportunities in your graduate plan of study: Activities Director, Operator of Assisted Living, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA), Social Service Designee, and Certified Senior Advisor. The Social Science Track is available fully online; complete all coursework anytime, anywhere. Earn your Masters completely online in as little as two years.


This Master of Arts in Aging Studies meets the standards for gerontology programs of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, the professional organization of gerontology programs in the United States.

International Student Requirements:

A TOEFL score of 550 paper-based or 79 Internet-based test, OR an overall minimum band score of 6.5 on the IELTS

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 39

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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