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Master of Arts in Gerontology

Program Requirements
Must meet one of the following:
Graduate School Application Deadline  Program Application Deadline Additional Program Application Required?
Minimum (converted) score of 400 on the verbal and 400 on the quantitative sections of the GRE 

Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) 
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on the last 60 hours of coursework

Minimum formula score of 1900 (GPA x GRE)
For Spring 2016  apply by
December 7, 2015
For Spring 2016  apply by
December 7, 2015


Frequently Asked Questions

What subject areas can I study?
The gerontology program offers specializations in long-term care administration, program administration, and aging studies. For students pursuing the long-term care specialization who are not employed full-time in an aging-related health care or service agency, you will be required to complete a state-mandated AIT. Those who already have an LTC administrator's license will take related courses.

How long will the program take?
Students should be able to complete the certificate or master's degree in three years or less. Students generally take two courses per fall and spring term and one course during the summer.

What happens if I apply after the deadline?
Applications received after the deadline has passed may be reviewed depending on the number of applicants accepted. We encourage you to apply before the published deadline so your application may be given full consideration.

Are there graduate assistantships available?
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Contact us if you are interested in applying! Graduate assistantships are not available for students in the online program.

When will decisions be made regarding program admission?
Applications will be considered as they are received and will continue until the program is full. Once a complete application has been made (including all transcripts and test scores), applicants will usually be notified of a decision within four weeks. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Next steps...

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of deadlines published above. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, please click here.

Program Cost
ULM has long been known for providing quality education at an affordable cost. Cost per credit hour varies based upon the number credit hours taken per semester, and approximate tuition and fee information is provided by the University Controller. Approximate cost of attendance can be found here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information, and serves as your primary resource for all matters pertaining to your graduate studies and campus life. Click the links below for catalog information specific to each program.

Gerontology, M.A.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Karen Kopera-Frye
Graduate Coordinator, Gerontology
College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stubbs Hall 102