Skip to Navigation
    University of Massachusetts Boston
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

Gerontology, MS (Research/Policy track)


Return to Graduate Programs Return to: Graduate Programs

The master of science on-campus degree program in gerontology prepares students to assist the city of Boston, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation to address issues surrounding a diverse aging population.
 
The Gerontology Research Track focuses on research and policy issues. The curriculum  includes coursework in social science theories related to aging and research techniques. Students are provided with the tools to pursue basic and applied research in a range of substantive areas. Students are also introduced to the major policy issues affecting older people in the United States. This gives students the ability to engage with these issues in the public and private sectors.
 
The MS degree is designed to be a terminal degree. However, on occasion, students in the this program may be admitted into the Gerontology PhD Program. It is also possible that students who are admitted into the Gerontology Graduate Certificate Program may subsequently be admitted into the MS Program.

Admission Requirements


Students must submit:

Application deadline is June 1

  • Late applications will be considered if space is available
  • Priority is given to students seeking full-time status
  • Decisions will be announced by the first week of April for applications received by February 1

Return to Graduate Programs Return to: Graduate Programs