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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 aging studies programs with an AGHE stamp of approval to verify program quality. As present, there are only five 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. Program graduates have gone on to careers including advocacy roles, policy work, administrative leadership positions, and direct care 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 represent our seven disciplines of: Family and Consumer Sciences, Business, Communication Studies, Education, Health Studies, Kinesiology, and Psychology. Our faculty members are active in both research and community collaboration endeavors. To learn more about individual faculty members, please visit their faculty profile website pages.