Aging Studies

Departmental Website

https://www.eiu.edu/ma_agingstudies/

Overview

The online Master of Arts in Aging Studies program is designed to provide a multidisciplinary education for future and current professionals in gerontology. We are committed to maintaining the quality and distinction of the program that was exemplified by our recognition as a Program of Merit by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Opportunities are available for students to gain exposure to specialized expertise in gerontological theory, research, practice, social policy issues, and the process of aging in a global and culturally diverse society. This expertise prepares students for a wide range of careers in the field of aging, including direct community and social services, program administration, mental health practice, government services, higher education, long-term care, health and wellness, and entrepreneurship.

Hours Required

33

Course Catalog Listing

http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=33&poid=4964&returnto=1418

Typical Starting Positions

direct social services, adult education, long-term care, recreation/social activities, not-for-profit organizations and agencies

Research Opportunities

Working with an interdisciplinary faculty

Student Professional Organizations

AGHE--Association for Gerontology in Higher Education GSA---The Gerontological Society of America

Professional Development Opportunities

conferences, campus events

Graduate Assistant Opportunities

4 Graduate Assistantship positions

Faculty Listing

http://www.eiu.edu/ma_geron/who_faculty.php

Aging Studies, Klehm Hall 2010
Contact Name: Dr. Kathleen O'Rourke, Graduate Coordinator
Contact Email: kaorourke@eiu.edu
Coordinator Profile: http://www.eiu.edu/graduate/prospective_degreeprograms_gerontology.php
Web: https://www.eiu.edu/ma_agingstudies/