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.

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Admission Requirements

Transfer Policy

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.

Special Characteristics

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.

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