Plan Your Education
How to Apply
Applicants must meet general graduate admission requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
- A minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or international equivalent) in all undergraduate work
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of recognized standing or an international equivalent at the time of enrollment
- Official transcripts for all institutions where you have earned more than 6 credits
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Statement of Purpose
Deadlines & Cost
Deadlines: July 1 for fall; December 1 for spring
Application Fee: The nonrefundable application fee is $75. UMass Boston alumni and current students that plan to complete degree requirements prior to graduate enrollment can submit the application without paying the application fee.
Cost: For additional information regarding tuition and fees, please visit the Bursar’s Office or send an email to Bursar@umb.edu. Please refer to Graduate Student Financial Aid for more information on financial aid.
Electives (15 Credits)
Complete five from below.
- GERON GR 610 - Understanding Data: Research Methods for Managers 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 612 - Healthy Aging Perspectives 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 622 - Aging in Society 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 624 - Aging Policy and Programming 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 629 - Psychological Impact of Aging 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 630 - Residential Long Term Care Management 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 635 - Leadership and Ethics in Aging Services 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 640 - Introduction to Senior Transportation 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 645 - Marketing of Aging Services 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 650 - Service Delivery Issues in Aging 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 660 - Organization and Financing of Aging Services 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 670 - Human Resources & Personnel Management in Aging Services 3 Credit(s)
Complete 15 credits from five electives.
Graduates are eligible to apply their credits towards the Gerontology: Management of Aging Services MS program.
Statute of limitations: Three years.
Graduate Program Director Ellen Birchander
ellen.birchander [at] umb.edu
Program Manager Martin Hansen-Verma
martin.hansen [at] umb.edu
gerontology [at] umb.edu
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