Aging Studies, Master of Science (M.S.)

Minnesota State Mankato's innovative Aging Studies program prepares students to have a meaningful impact on society by supporting individuals as they age. Our program encompasses the biological, social and psychological aspects of aging, providing students with a broad and versatile background with which to serve older adults. 

Program Highlights

  • Housed within the Department of Sociology & Corrections
  • Close, working relationship with the Chesley Center on Aging
  • Opportunities for students to get involved with annual conferences on palliative and dementia care
  • Member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • A personal statement outlining their interest in graduate training in aging studies and at Minnesota State Mankato
  • Writing sample, preferably on a topic related to aging studies and/or gerontology, that demonstrates strong logical reasoning and written communication skills
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can assess the applicant’s potential to succeed in graduate school
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May1
Spring Start Rolling September 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Sarah Epplen

Aging Studies Website