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Center on Aging

Graduate Programs in Gerontology

Our online graduate programs in gerontology are designed to prepare you for careers with the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Over the past 10 years, the number of Americans 65 and over increased by 30% and is projected to more than double to 98 million in 2060. Those who are 85+ are the fastest growing segment of the older adult population. Be a part of the growing field of gerontology by completing our online masters degree in gerontology or graduate certificate in gerontology.

This is why you want to get your degree with us! Apply today!

 At a Glance

Program TypeMaster of Science
Academic HomeCenter on Aging, College of Human Ecology
Delivery100% online
Credit Hours36
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Estimated  cost$20,880*
Credit hour cost$580* (flat rate, regardless of residency)
Additional information

No admission deadlines. Courses offered on a semester basis.  Classes offered Spring, Summer and Fall

 *Based on 2018-2019 academic year tuition rate. Hours and costs will differ depending on transfer hours, course choices, and academic progress.

K-State's online Gerontology program has been selected #5 in the nation by Great Value Colleges!


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Career Opportunities in Gerontology
  • Community, religious or human services organizations
  • Health care, long term care in retirement communities
  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Schools (intergenerational programs)
  • Academic and research settings
  • Business/industry or professional organizations

Students will be exposed to professors at seven different universities and will have classmates from around the country/world, creating a unique learning experience. Courses are asynchronous, allowing students to work around professional and family obligations. A wide variety of both required and elective courses are offered on a rotating basis. Course schedules are more than a year in advance so students can plan ahead to meet completion requirements.

Testimonials from Gerontology program alumni
Liz Walmoth

I am working as a Fitness Coordinator at a senior community. I definitely use my education every day. How do I motivate people over 60 to exercise? What mental and physical issues are they experiencing? How important are social needs for this population that is also reluctant at times to socialize with others, and how can I help bring them together? 

I thank you for the educational insight you provided in so many of my classes. It has allowed me to love my job and be successful in it.

"I wanted a degree from a reputable program, and that's what I got from Kansas State."

Roy Valenzuela, Graduate of K-State Masters in Gerontology program