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.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 12
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 36
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What will I learn in a Master of Science in aging degree?
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.
Upon completion of the program and confirmation of your degree, you are eligible and encouraged to apply for the gerontologist credential from the National Association for Professional Gerontologists.
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.
Does my Master of Science in aging say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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, six credit hours of electives, an optional stackable specialization and a culminating experience.
The curriculum in this program is based on the Academy 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.
Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course
Research and Program Evaluation Issues in Aging
Diversity in Aging
Interdisciplinary and Community Collaboration in Aging
Caregiving Issues for Families and Professionals
Mental Health Assessment and Intervention
Administrative Systems Management
Research, Theory and Principles for Palliative Care in Older Adults
What kind of jobs are in gerontology and aging life care?
Jobs are available in a variety of fields for those who earn a master’s in aging. Graduates may pursue job titles such as:
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.
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