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Master of Applied Gerontology



What will I learn?

The Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) professional degree at Brock University is designed for health professionals who work in the field of gerontology and recent graduates from a range of undergraduate programs who intend to pursue a professional gerontological health career.

The goal of this program is to advance theoretical and applied gerontological practice knowledge and skills.

The MAG prepares graduates to positively influence gerontological health practice, program administration, and the health and well-being of the aging population through innovative policy and practice approaches in the field of gerontology.

The Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) at Brock University is a unique program in Ontario. It has been developed in consultation with professionals in the Niagara community who provide services to older adults.

In response, we have designed the MAG to meet the needs of the Niagara community and North America’s aging population. The MAG program at Brock University will provide a highly skilled pool of graduates to businesses and agencies that provide health and social services to older adults. We are excited to offer another program at Brock that will allow our graduates to have a direct impact on people’s lives.

The MAG is a full-time, 12-month (three-term) course-based program that comprises:

6 half-credit core courses exploring current issues in gerontology, communication and aging, physical and physiological aspects of aging, mental health, interprofessional practice, and program planning and evaluation
4 half-credit elective courses exploring a variety of topics such as mobility, community services, death and dying, health behaviour change, psychology, and specialized physiology topics related to aging
a full credit 300-hour practicum
a non-credit seminar-based course that brings students together with faculty, practitioners, community partners and other guest speakers to discuss topics related to issues and trends in gerontology

Career Opportunities

Direct care for older persons and their families
Program planning and evaluation
Program management
Municipal and regional government programs
Provincial and federal government departments
Social service agencies
Community health centres
Hospital-based programs
Gerontological health research
Providing gerontological expertise for private sector business and industry
Health professional educator

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$37,241.97 (US$ 27,702) per year
CAN $12,413.99 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2023


Brock University

St. Catharines Campus,

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way,


Ontario (ON),

L2S 3A1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have B+ / 78% (Canadian equivalent). GPA is calculated based on last two years of undergraduate degree only.

For international students

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree in a health related field
  • Minimum 75% (B) GPA

English proficiency requirements

  • IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5, with no subtest below 5.5
  • TOEFL - Minimum overall score of 80, with no subtest below 19
  • CAEL - Minimum overall score of 60, with 60 in writing, and no other subtest below 50
  • PTE Academics - Minimum overall score of 60, with no subtest below 60

Application Deadline: February 15th (applications are accepted after February 15th until the program is full).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Brock University

Brock graduates enjoy a 93.8 per cent employment rate two years after course completion, which is much higher than the provincial average.

  • International scholarships available
  • Located near Niagara Falls in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • 1st in Canada for mental health
  • 5th largest co-op program in Canada

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