This program is offered partially online.
Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 30
CIP Code: 30.1101
Dept Code: GEY
Major/College Codes: GEY BC
College: Behavioral & Community Sciences
Department: School of Aging Studies (GEY)
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Gerontology is the study of the process of human aging in all its aspects: physical, psychological, and social. In the School of Aging Studies, particular emphasis is placed on educating Gerontology students who, in their professional careers, will work to sustain or improve the quality of life of older people. Many of our graduates are employed in agencies providing services for older adults. For information about the interdisciplinary Ph.D., please see the separate listing for Aging Studies Ph.D.
The School offers the M.A. in Gerontology. Students are advised to meet with the Graduate Director to select courses appropriate to their professional goals. Internships are recommended and available for students who need practical experience in the field of aging. Students interested in internships should see the school’s internship director.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- The GRE examination is optional for applicants who either have a 3.25 or higher GPA for all work completed as an undergraduate student, a 3.50 or higher in a completed master’s degree program, or a completed doctoral degree (including professional degrees such as the JD and MD), all from a regionally accredited institution.
- For students submitting a GRE score, a preferred GRE score of at least 149V (41st percentile), 142Q (16th percentile), 3.5 A.W.
- Statement of Purpose in pursuing a MA in Gerontology
- Current Resume
- 2 letters of references