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
- Applicants who completed the majority of their undergraduate coursework outside of the United States are typically required to submit official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo English proficiency test scores
- Two letters of recommendation
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Statement of Purpose
Current UMass Boston undergraduates who wish to apply for the accelerated master's program (AMP) should use the AMP application directly. Learn more.
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.
Program Cost Information: Bursar's website
Foundation Courses (24 Credits)
- 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 629 - Psychological Impact of Aging 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 624 - Aging Policy and Programming 3 Credit(s)
- GERON GR 638 - An Overview of Environmental Gerontology: The Micro-to-Macro Continuum 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)
Electives (9 Credits)
Complete three from below.
- 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 636 - Technology and Aging 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 675 - Organizational Change and Aging Services 3 Credit(s)
Capstone Course (3 Credits)
- GERON GR 692 - Capstone Project Seminar in Management of Aging Services 3 Credit(s)
Complete 36 credits from twelve courses including eight foundation courses, three electives, and one capstone course.
Capstone: Completion of a project as part of GERON GR 692.
Statute of limitations: Five years.
Graduate Program Director Kathrin Boerner
kathrin.boerner [at] umb.edu
Program Manager Martin Hansen-Verma
martin.hansen [at] umb.edu
gerontology [at] umb.edu
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