Master of Arts Program

Program Requirements

A Master of Arts Degree in Gerontology includes 30 credit hours, which can be completed in four semesters of coursework. Students are required to complete a 12- credit core of Gerontology courses, and then elect an additional 15 credit hours, which may be selected from coursework, internships, directed readings, or directed research. Finally, students are required to complete a 3-hour capstone experience to meet degree requirements.

Required Courses:

Internship and Capstone Experience 

Following completion of the required 12-credit coursework, there is a Capstone Experience to integrate key concepts and information in the field of gerontology. This course must be taken and passed by all students in the M.A. program. Internships are available for students who need practical experience in the field of aging. There are no language requirements.

Online Electives (15 Hours)

Additional Electives 

From time to time, additional electives may be offered as a selected topics course online or as an in-person class at the Tampa campus. Please consult with the MA program director for those course offerings.


For a select number of students, assistantships may be available.  Please discuss with a Master Program Director.