Online Master of Science in Aging

The online Master of Science in Aging prepares you to improve the  well-being of our rapidly growing older adult population. Gaining expertise in this high-demand area can prepare you for a role in research, education, service delivery or administrative roles in a variety of settings.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 12

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 36

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Societies around the world continue to age. According to the U.S. Census, 2035 will mark the first time older adults outnumber children. This shift has led to an increased demand for professionals with expertise in aging across all settings. Professionals in fields as diverse as engineering, business development, housing, construction, education, social services and more may benefit from knowing how to meet the needs of this rapidly growing population.

The Master of Science in aging explores the well-being of older adults in health care settings, home, work and their communities. Earning a master’s in aging online is a convenient way to obtain a degree from anywhere in the world and is important for anyone who works with older adults.

The master’s in aging has been reviewed and approved by the National Association for Professional Gerontologists. This organization offers the only professional credential specific to the field of gerontology. Upon completion of the program and confirmation of your degree, you are eligible and encouraged to apply for the gerontologist credential from the NAPG.

The Age-Friendly University network consists of institutions of higher education around the globe who have endorsed the 10 AFU principles. These organizations have committed to becoming more age-friendly in their programs and policies. ASU is an age-friendly university recognized by the Gerontological Society of America. The college is also home to the Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging and Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research.

Gerontology courses online

The courses in the Master of Science in aging provide a strong foundation in the care of older adults. You’ll learn about the multidimensional aging process and how to address the needs of the aging population. You’ll also learn about national health initiatives and community collaborations to improve health outcomes. The program requires foundation courses, nine credit hours of electives, an optional stackable specialization and a culminating experience.

The curriculum in this program is based on the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Competencies for Graduate Education. It provides you with advanced knowledge that focuses on improving the well-being of older persons.


Core course

Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course


Core course

Research and Program Evaluation Issues in Aging


Core course

Diversity in Aging


Core course

Interdisciplinary and Community Collaboration in Aging


Core course

Caregiving Issues for Families and Professionals


Specialization

Aging Services and Case Management


Specialization

Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Specialization

Long-term Care Administration


Related careers

Jobs are available in a variety of fields for those who earn a master’s in aging. Graduates may pursue job titles such as:

Adjunct lecturer

Aging specialist

Community services manager

Facility director

Gerontologist

Health policy advocate

Long-term care administrator

Marketing consultant

Medical and health services manager

Learn from experts in aging and gerontology

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Learn from experts in aging and gerontology

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Apply to the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Aging and health insight from an innovative nursing and health innovation college

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

4,000+


students.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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