About the Aging Studies Online Graduate Program

The Master of Arts (MA) in Aging Studies (AGE) can be completed fully online, in just three semesters, with one summer course. Students can select courses of study from three concentrations:

  • Social Science
  • Public Health
  • Administration

The online Master of Arts in Aging Studies program consists of thirty (30) credit hours of training through a diverse curriculum that prepares graduates to apply this knowledge in a wide range of professional settings. The curriculum addresses biological, psychological, social, healthcare, policy, wellness, and business dimensions of aging as well as research methods and statistics.

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In today’s aging society, aging studies professionals will be needed to serve older adults in many capacities. Understanding what is currently known about aging is vital for responding intelligently to an aging workforce, planning, marketing and delivering of services to people who are aging, and educating individuals upon whom aging will have an impact. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in a wide range of professional settings, including:

  • Business
  • Social work
  • Senior living
  • Senior services
  • Nursing home administration
  • Wellness
  • Education

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Key Program Features

  • Earn your Masters degree completely online in just three semesters, with one summer course. All three concentrations are available fully online; complete all coursework anytime, anywhere.
  • Individualized support. Students are assigned a graduate advisor who serves to ensure successful completion through the program.
  • Affordability. All online students pay in-state tuition, regardless of state of residency, which is among the lowest in the state for an online graduate program.
  • Personalize learning through program-completion options. Students choose from one of three program-completion options: Thesis, Internship/Administrator-in-Training (AIT) practicum, or Coursework. Choose to seek real world learning in the work force or expand your theoretical knowledge. 
  • 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.

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Aging Studies Online Program Facts

Entry Point
Fall, Spring, and Summer Admission Available


Application Deadline Fall: July 15th
Spring: December 1st
Summer: April 15th
Admission Decision
Several days or weeks depending upon review cycle and completeness of the application.
Can be completed in 3 semsters if enrolled full-time, (9 credit hours per Fall and Spring semesters) with one 3-credit hour course in the summer.

$411.82 per credit hour, based on 2017-2018 tuition rates.

For full tuition and fees for online programs, please visit the WSU Tuition and Fees page.

College of Health Professions (CHP) Course Fee is applied per credit hour for all courses within the CHP.

All university costs can be found at WSU Tuition and Fees and any other program cost can be found at College Fees in the Public Health Sciences section.

Class Size Class size at the graduate level is approximately 15-20 students allowing more instructor/student interaction.
Minimum GPA 2.75 GPA
Examinations No GRE required.
Financial Aid
See the Financial Support Web page for details.


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