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Graduate Programs in Gerontology

Our online graduate programs in gerontology are designed to prepare you for careers 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 TypeMaster of Science
Academic HomeCenter on Aging, College of Health and Human Sciences
Delivery100% online
Credit Hours36
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Estimated  cost$20,880*
Credit hour cost$580* (flat rate, regardless of residency)
Additional information

No admission deadlines. Courses offered on a semester basis.  Classes offered Spring, Summer and Fall

 *Based on 2018-2019 academic year tuition rate. Hours and costs will differ depending on transfer hours, course choices, and academic progress.

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


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Career Opportunities in Gerontology

  • Community, religious or human services organizations
  • Health care, 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 be exposed to professors at seven different universities and 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. A wide variety of both required and elective courses are offered on a rotating basis. Course schedules are more than a year in advance so students can plan ahead to meet completion requirements.

Testimonials from Gerontology program alumni


Lauren SteinlageI feel fortunate I was able to attend Kansas State and receive my Gerontology degree at the Masters level. This degree worked perfect for my professional career along with continuing my education. I was able to maintain a full time job and apply what I was learning to “real life” situations, from how to deal with difficult families to working with older adults who have memory concerns. Currently I work at the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging and have worked there for eight years. I am a Transitions Coordinator and Case Manager where I work with older adults to help them remain and maintain in their homes with services. I also work with evidenced based wellness programs, such as A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention to encourage older adults to continue staying active through different forms of exercises to help them age healthy and successfully.

"I wanted a degree from a reputable program, and that's what I got from Kansas State."

Roy Valenzuela, Graduate of K-State Masters in Gerontology program