Master'sAging Studies

Wichita State's online Master of Arts (MA) in Aging Studies is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge necessary to manage, supervise, and provide high-quality services and supports for the aging population. Advance your education and maximize your career potential to meet the growing needs of the aging population.

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 graduate catalog link below. The GRE is not required for admission.

Inside the Program

Aging Studies students personalize their career path

Students in aging studies work closely with a graduate advisor to create a flexible, personalized learning experience. Opportunities for applied learning through direct service hours within an aging service, program or organization expand their networking potential.

Culminating program options provide the choice of practical experience in the field through practicum placements, such as the Administrator-in-Training practicum, honing skills through additional electives and receiving mentorship from community leaders and industry partners.


The Aging Studies program consists of 36 credit hours, including specialization in one of three concentrations: Senior Living Management, Public Health, and Senior Community Services. You will learn from industry experts and passionate faculty who connect content expertise with the field of aging.


A master’s degree in aging studies allows you to move beyond entry-level positions, opening the door for advancement in a growing field. Already a working professional? Acquire age-related knowledge and skills to connect your career to aging studies. This flexible online program is ideal for licensed social workers, health professionals such as nurses and dental hygienists, and those in the field of communication sciences, exercise science, psychology, business and education.

Explore how Aging Studies alumni are contributing to the field every day.

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