Graduate Programs in Gerontology

Our online graduate programs in gerontology are designed to prepare you for a career with the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Over the past 10 years, the number of Americans 65 and over increased by 30% and is projected to more than double to 98 million in 2060. Those who are 85+ are the fastest growing segment of the older adult population. Be a part of the growing field of gerontology by completing our online masters degree in gerontology or graduate certificate in gerontology.

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At a Glance

Program Type Master of Science
Academic Home Center on Aging, College of Health and Human Sciences
Delivery 100% online
Credit Hours 30
Accreditation Higher Learning Commission
Additional information

Rolling admissions. Courses offered on a semester basis for spring, summer and fall

K-State's online Gerontology program has been selected #5 in the nation by Great Value Colleges and #3 by The Best Schools program!

Number 5 affordable online masters degree in gerontology Best Online Masters in Gerontology

Community, religious or human services organizations Health care and/or long term care in retirement communities
Federal, state and local government agencies Adult and intergenerational education
Academic and research settings Business/industry or professional organizations

Students will have classmates from around the country/world, creating a unique learning experience. Courses are asynchronous, allowing students to work around professional and family obligations. Both required and elective courses are offered on a rotating basis.


AAnthony Zepedanthony, Masters in Gerontology Alum

I was informed of my promotion to Regional Technical Training Supervisor U.S and International Market- Hearing Aid Division for Costco. I will be in-charge of the Midwest region, Texas region, Mexico, Australia, England, France, Iceland and Spain as of now! I’ll be coming up with protocols and training on how to help take care of our patients with dementia and helping our older adults with how we deliver services. . . . I finally know that I made it! My Master’s in Gerontology definitely helped me get the position over people even with their doctorates in audiology. I want to say thank you and I am glad I chose KSU.