Master of Arts Program

Admission Requirements

Gerontology 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 Gerontology students who, in their professional careers, will work to sustain or improve the quality of life of older people. Many of our graduates are employed in agencies providing services for older adults.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • The GRE examination is optional for applicants who either have a 3.25 or higher GPA for all work completed as an undergraduate student, a 3.50 or higher in a completed master's degree program, or a completed doctoral degree (including professional degrees such as the JD and MD), all from a regionally accredited institution.
  • For students submitting a GRE score, GRE scores of at least 149V (41st percentile), 142Q (16th percentile), 3.5 A.W.
  • Statement of Purpose in pursuing a MA in Gerontology
  • Current Resume
  • 2 letters of reference

Your GRE and TOEFL scores, if applicable, should be sent electronically to the University of South Florida with the following USF Institutional Code: 5828

Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year with the following deadlines:
Fall - February 15th (for funding purposes)
         June 1st (final deadline)
Spring - October 15th
Summer – February 15th

Online Application

For more information, please contact us at: Or contact:
Dr. Brianne Stanback