Master'sAging Studies - Public Health

Wichita State's Master of Arts (MA) in Aging Studies combines a quality WSU education, a completely online format and several options to choose from. The program will equip you with the knowledge and skills for diverse career options from aging research and counseling to employment in nursing facilities, assisted-living communities and mental health facilities.

Learn how Aging Studies - Public Health 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

Admission into the program requires:

  • Admission into the WSU Graduate School
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 credit hours of your bachelor's degree
  •  International applicants must have a score higher than 79 on the internet-based TOEFL examination, an overall minimum band score of 6.5 on the IELTS examination, or a score of 58 on the PTE-Academic examination

For 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 150 older adults are served at 10 locations in the Wichita area.


This master's program requires 30 credit hours of coursework, which can be completed in as few as three semesters with one summer course. Select from three concentrations of study:

  • Administration
  • Public Health
  • Social Sciences

You'll also choose from three ways to complete your degree: thesis, internship or coursework


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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