Master of Arts Program
Master of Arts ProgramGerontology is the study of the process of human aging in all its aspects: physical, psychological, and social. In the School of Aging Studies, particular emphasis is placed on educating students who, in their professional careers, will work to sustain or improve the quality of life of older people.
The gerontology programs at the University of South Florida have a particular focus on applied gerontology. Students are encouraged to apply research on aging to clinical and policy issues that are of increasing importance in our aging society.
The School offers the Degree of Master's of Arts in Gerontology, with either a thesis or non-thesis option. In addition to completing a required core curriculum, students may select gerontology courses suited to their particular career goals. These include courses focused on such diverse areas as research, program administration, and direct service.