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What will I learn?

Our programs are interdepartmental in nature. This means that students receive content and training in Gerontology as well as a complementary discipline. Students work with a Major Professor with aging interests identified from the diverse faculty across the Iowa State campus. Our faculty investigates all aspects of aging from cells to communities. We believe an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach allows students to enhance their experiences, training, and skills and ultimately their marketability and career success.

Our Great Plains students come from diverse backgrounds:

Some have been in the field of aging for many years and are returning for a degree.

Others are new to the field of aging and are pursuing second careers.

Some students have recently completed a bachelor’s degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (72 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$28,644.00 per year

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

Application deadline

Expected January 2023

Start date

Expected August 2023

Venue

College of Human Sciences

E262 Lagomarcino Hall,

901 Stange Road,

AMES,

Iowa,

50011, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Iowa State requires a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies. International degrees must be comparable to a US bachelor’s degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country. A minimum cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) is required for admission.

For international students

Iowa State requires a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies.

International degrees must be comparable to a US bachelor’s degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country.

A minimum cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) is required for admission.

The minimum scores accepted by the Graduate College are:

Internet Based TOEFL (iBT): 79
TOEFL Paper (PBT): 550
IELTS: 6.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 53
Duo Lingo English Test: 105

Application Deadlines: January 15

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

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About Iowa State University

There are eight distinct colleges with more than 300 programs, where passionate faculty are challenging some of the world’s most pressing issues.

  • Scholarships available for freshmen and transfer students
  • Eight colleges offering over 300 programs
  • Based in Ames, at the heart of Iowa
  • Stunning campus with plenty of student-run activities

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