Online MA in Aging Studies

Lead in the growing field of senior living and community wellness.


Earn Your Master of Arts in Aging Studies Online

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans (age 65 and older) is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, equating to 23% of the total population.

As a result, the United States is experiencing a significant shortage of qualified professionals who are equipped to manage, supervise, and provide high-quality services and supports for aging Americans. With a master’s degree in Aging Studies, you can be equipped to address this national workforce opportunity.

Our program is designed to provide multidisciplinary education for the future and current Aging professions.

36 Credit Hours

$328.73 per credit hour

Wichita State Online students pay in-state tuition regardless of where you live. Additional fees to the tuition rate apply depending on the credits and courses taken. Tuition rates subject to change.

100% Online Program

A Schedule that Works for You

Complete your degree in as little as three semesters

Program Details

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Aging Studies program at Wichita State University are making a positive impact in the Aging professions through opportunities such as:

  • Activities Director in Senior Living
  • Business Office Manager in Senior Living
  • Executive Director of Independent, Assisted, and Memory Care
  • Faculty for Higher Education
  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
  • Senior Center Director
  • Senior Services Program Manager
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the requirements of both the Graduate School and the College of Health Professions for admission to the Master of Arts in Aging Studies program. One application must be submitted to the Graduate School.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor degree of any discipline will be considered
  • A minimum of a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Applicant must submit a brief personal statement
  • Two professional references including professional title and relation to candidate

Please note, a GRE test score will not be required.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Admission – December 1
  • Summer Admission – April 15
  • Fall Admission – July 15

Affording Your Degree

We know that cost, value, and affordability are important factors in deciding to get your graduate degree. That's why we're proud that WSU is one of the most affordable accredited research institutions in the state of Kansas.

Student payment options:
• This program is financial aid-eligible.
• Ask your employer if they offer tuition assistance.
• Work with our financial aid team to establish a payment plan that fits your unique circumstances.

Support to Help You Succeed

Academic Advisors are available to all students in graduate programs at WSU. Your advisor information is provided at the point of admission. Our student driven approach means you will meet with your advisor to:

  • Discuss course options
  • Get career guidance
  • Create your plan of study
  • Know what it takes be successful

WSU empowers you to own your educational experience and to seek support when needed.

“I really enjoyed taking online classes, the pace and flexibility was great especially with my work schedule and events outside of class. The curriculum was presented in entirety at the beginning of the semester which allowed me to prepare ahead of time.”


Practice Meets Potential at Wichita State University

At Wichita State University, students learn how to translate classroom potential into career success. That's why Wichita State University is committed to advancing students toward their goals every step of the way – from in-demand undergraduate and graduate degree programs to flexible online coursework, top-notch student support, and access to affordable programs with proven career outcomes.

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