The M.A. in Aging Studies program is designated a National Program of Merit by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). The M.A. in Aging Studies at Eastern Illinois University is 1 of only 4 graduate degree programs in the U.S. to hold this designation.
Aging Studies students come with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Some examples include: human services program administration, family and consumer sciences, psychology, sociology, health studies, and kinesiology and sports studies. Graduates of the program are succeeding in careers entailing advocacy roles, administrative leadership positions, and coordination of direct care services for older adults.
Our Aging Studies faculty represent multiple academic units at Eastern Illinois University: Human Services and Community Leadership, Communication Studies, Health Promotion, Kinesiology and Sports Studies, Psychology, Secondary Education and Foundations, Biological Sciences, and Political Science. Our faculty members are actively engaged in research and community collaborations. To learn more about our Aging Studies faculty members, please visit their EIU profile websites.