Graduate CertificateAging Studies

The online graduate certificate in aging studies (GCAGE) from Wichita State is geared toward graduate students and working professionals looking to expand their knowledge of the fundamental concepts of aging—to better serve the aging population. The GCAGE prepares students in aging-specific areas of health communication, navigating the Medicare system, biological processes, public health priorities and interprofessional perspectives.

Learn how aging studies is the right fit for you.

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This completely online certificate comprises 15 credit hours. Students who earn the certificate and then wish to pursue WSU’s Master of Arts in aging studies will have already earned 15 of the required 30 credit hours, allowing them to complete their master's degree within two additional semesters.

Admission to the program

  • For those already enrolled in graduate school, simply complete the Declaration of Intent to Pursue a Certificate Form.
  • Prospective students should apply using the Graduate School application for admission.
  • Have a bachelor degree in any discipline.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.750 (on a 4.000 scale) or a 2.750 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework.