Master’s Degree in Innovative Aging Studies

It’s no secret that people around the world are living longer. According to the World Health Organization’s predictions, the number of people aged 60 and older will increase from 1 billion to a staggering 1.4 billion by 2030. With such a substantial number of older adults worldwide comes an increasing demand for dedicated healthcare workers to assist them in transitioning from one stage of life to the next. 

The online Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Innovative Aging Studies is ideal for current and aspiring professionals in the field of aging. This 30-credit, non-thesis program will impart the skills, knowledge and experience you need to advance your career in the field of aging. 

UF: Preparing You To Become an Advocate for Older Adults 

As a master’s degree student, you’ll be provided with a comprehensive and personalized curriculum that covers the biological, clinical, psychological, sociological, legal and ethical aspects of aging. During your courses, you’ll enhance your understanding of aging, which will empower you to advocate for the unique needs of older adults. This support includes ensuring their mental health, physical health and independence. 

Discover the Benefits That Await You 

The online master’s degree in innovative aging studies is abundant in advantages. In addition to distinguishing yourself from your competitors, here are some of the benefits you can expect: 

  • Accessibility 
    No clinical experience or campus visits are required. 
  • Affordability 
    Tuition is competitively priced and the same for all students, regardless of your location.* 
  • Efficiency 
    Earn a master’s degree in as little as one year. 
  • Flexibility 
    Courses are asynchronous and can be completed at your convenience. 
  • Relevancy 
    The curriculum is updated regularly to reflect the latest trends and research findings. 

*Please note that out-of-state tuition does apply for the master’s degree in medical physiology and aging program only. See our Tuition page for details. 

Achieve Your MS in Innovative Aging Studies Online, Your Way 

Entirely online and asynchronous, our MS in innovative aging studies program will allow you to complete coursework on your own time and at your own pace. Throughout the program, you’ll have access to Canvas, which will help you make the most of online learning from the comfort of home. Remote students can: 

  • View course readings 
  • Explore multimedia materials 
  • Complete assignments 
  • Participate in discussion boards 

As an online student, you’ll learn (virtually) from leading doctors and researchers in the field of aging alongside your fellow graduate students. You’ll also be part of a supportive online learning environment that’ll prioritize your personal, professional and academic needs. 

Secure Your Future in the Field of Aging 

For the first time in history, most people can anticipate living well into their sixties. This shift in lifespan offers numerous career paths in geriatrics that weren’t as prevalent in the past, from geriatric nursing to occupational therapy and beyond. To tap into these opportunities, prospective students can enhance their qualifications and knowledge in aging through our online MS in innovative aging studies program. 

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Required Core Courses (24 credit hours)

Course number course title credits spring summer fall
GMS 6099 Research Methods in Gerontology 3 X X X
GMS 6483 Theories of Aging 3 X X X
GMS 6484 Geriatric and Age-Related Diseases 3 X X X
GMS 6485 Population-Based Research on Aging 3 X –– ––
GMS 6486 Biology of Aging 3 X X X
GMS 6715 Healthy Aging: Behavioral and Clinical Outcomes 3 X X X
GMS 6717 Healthy Aging in the New Millennium 3 X X X
GMS 6771 Clinical Neuroscience of Aging 3 X X X

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Select 6 credits hours from the course list below.

course number Course title credits spring summer fall
GMS 6487 Anti-Aging Interventions 3 X X X
GMS 6808 Gerontechnology 3 X X X
GMS 6440 Fundamentals of Medical Physiology 1 X X X
GMS 6474 Medical Cardiovascular and Muscle Physiology 3 X X X
GMS 6419 Medical Endocrinology and Reproduction 3 X X X