Ph.D. in Aging Studies

Admission Requirements

The Ph.D. in Aging Studies is a research-oriented program designed to train future leaders in the field of aging. The program admits students who show exceptional promise to become strong academic, public sector, and corporate researchers. Students should expect to enroll in the program full-time (9 credits in fall, 9 credits in spring, and 6 credits in summer).

Program Admission Requirements

The School of Aging Studies has changed to a regular admissions format and is no longer a direct receipt program department. This means that all required application documents must be uploaded directly to the online graduate application, preferably in Adobe Pdf format, and to not submit documents to the School of Aging Studies Department.

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

USF Graduate Admissions Application form can be found on-line at
Deadline for receipt of application is December 11.

To obtain information, please email Dr. Ross Andel at

Or contact:

Dr. Ross Andel
Ph.D. in Aging Studies Program
School of Aging Studies
University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. – MHC 1300
Tampa, FL 33612