Management of Aging Services, MS


This completely online program offered by the nonprofit University of Massachusetts Boston is designed to provide students with advanced training in gerontology.

Our students are socially conscious opportunity seekers who care deeply about aging people. Knowing that seniors are the fastest growing segment of the population, they anticipate an increased demand for programs and services for the elderly. Students are looking to advance their careers working with the aging population in a variety of professional settings.

Program Strengths

*High Quality: Award-winning and accredited program that is part of the second oldest graduate Gerontology Department.

*Flexible: Enroll at your own pace in our online, evening, and weekend class schedules. Most students complete the program in fewer than 3 years while taking courses on a part-time schedule.

*Interactive: Supportive, personalized learning environment allows you to engage and network with your classmates, instructors, advisors, and staff.

*Affordable: Just voted among top 10 “Best Affordable Masters in Health Science Online” by 

*Applied: Faculty are experienced career professionals in the field of aging. Students gain practical skills to be successful in a broad spectrum of careers.

*Rewarding: Fulfilling careers working with the fastest growing segment of the population.

Career paths include:

  • Community programming for the elderly
  • Senior housing and transportation
  • Advocacy
  • Sales and marketing
  • Financial Services
  • Aging policy
  • Nonprofit management
  • Care management

Degree Requirements

  • 8 required foundation courses (24 credits)
  • 3 elective courses (9 credits)
  • Capstone project (3 credits)

All courses include synchronous chats between students and the instructor weekly or bi-weekly. These chats are held in the evenings or weekends EST. They provide students with the opportunity to interact directly with their fellow classmates and the instructor allowing for lectures, questions and answers and general discussions. Students are required to participate in these chat sessions.

Best Affordable Masters in Health Science Online

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Learning outcomes

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