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: 08/20/2020
Total classes: 12
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 36
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.
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.
Jobs are available in a variety of fields for those who earn a master’s in aging. Graduates may pursue job titles such as:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
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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