The Aging Studies program (AGE) offers courses of study for the Master of Arts (MA) degree in aging studies, a graduate emphasis in aging studies, and an undergraduate minor in aging studies. Because aging studies is concerned with gaining and applying knowledge about all aspects of aging in a wide range of professional settings, it is by nature, multidisciplinary and interprofessional. Aging studies includes the perspectives of numerous disciplines concerned with the physical, mental and social aspects of life. 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.
Our Mission. The instructional mission of degree programs in aging studies at Wichita State University is to provide knowledge of aging and its impact on individuals, families, and society to students preparing for or engaged in careers in which they will plan, manage, and deliver services for the aging through public or private sector organizations, agencies or institutions.