Master of Arts in Aging Studies
The interdisciplinary MA in Aging Studies program at Eastern Illinois University is an approximately five semester graduate program structured to facilitate maximum support for our graduate students. The Master's degree has been in existence at EIU for over thirty years and holds the prestigious National Program of Merit status. In response to the needs of working professionals, the Master's program is an online degree program. Our interdisciplinary Master's degree prepares professionals for entering or continuing diverse careers in the field of aging.
Minimum GPA is 2.75
GRE is not required
Online application to the Graduate School http://www.eiu.edu/ma_agingstudies/applicationprocess.php
1-2 page essay (see website for questions)
Two letters of recommendation. (See website for details.)
Up to 11 transfer credit hours awarded will be evaluated on an individual basis with the assistance of the Graduate School and the Aging Studies Graduate Coordinator.
An interdisciplinary collaboration among multiple academic units, including Human Services and Community Leadership (the program's administrative base), Communication Studies, Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation, Psychology, and Secondary Education and Foundations. Anchored by a common mission, the program provides an integrative, research- and theory-based learning experience for students, to develop a well-rounded, transferrable skills set in preparation for launching or continuing careers in the field of aging.