MajorAging Studies

The dual / accelerated online Bachelor of Arts (BA) to Master of Arts (MA) in aging studies is designed to prepare qualified students for graduate work in aging studies at WSU, while allowing them to earn dual credit toward their bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the accelerated program are allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit (up to 9 credit hours) while completing their undergraduate degree requirements.

Learn how aging studies is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it, equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

For admission requirements and additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Older adults benefit from student-led exercise classes through Wichita State

Highly trained graduate, practicum and undergraduate internship students are using their skills to lead exercise classes for older adults in the community.

The program is called WellREP and is an evidence-based, progressive exercise class specially designed for older adults.  

More than 500 older adults are served at 18 locations in the Wichita area.


Students admitted to the accelerated program may enroll in courses for graduate credit (up to nine credit hours) while completing their undergraduate degree requirements for aging studies.

Curriculum covers areas of long-term care systems, multidisciplinary perspectives on aging, biology of aging, health communications with the aging population and more. 


With an increasingly large aging population comes the need for well-trained aging specialists in a wide variety of settings, including:

    Aging research and policy institutes
    HMOs and hospitals
    Mental health
    Pharmaceutical companies
    Skilled nursing facilities

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