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Aging Studies Graduate Program Course Progression: 2016-17 Cohort

Awards and Achievements

Our Aging Studies program has been designated a national program of merit by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). The designation provides gerontology programs with an AGHE stamp of approval administrators can use to verify program quality. As of 2015, there are only four master's degree programs in the United States bearing this designation.


Aging Studies students come with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including psychology, sociology, family and consumer sciences, health studies, kinesiology, biology and nursing. Our students include both traditional and non-traditional students.

Program graduates have gone on to careers including advocacy roles, policy work and hands-on interaction with other adults. For a more in-depth discussion of the program from students in the program, please see the prospective students section of our website.


The program faculty represents many disciplines. Included are sociology, health studies, psychology, education and family and consumer sciences.

The instructors are all full-time university faculty with doctorates in their respective fields. Our faculty is active in both research and community collaboration endeavors and is very accessible to students. All faculty teaching in our program have completed and passed a course delivered by the Online Course Development Institute in Illinois.