Is the Master of Arts in Gerontology Right for Me?
The Master of Arts in Gerontology (MAG) degree is ideal if you’re a professional in the field and you want to:
Earn a rigorous, formal education in gerontology theory and practice.
Enhance your expertise, sharpen your skills and expand your impact.
Develop an executive polish to complement your professional experience.
The MAG degree prepares you for:
Planning, administrating, and evaluating programs in the private and public sectors
Executive positions in the delivery of direct services to older adults and their families
Consulting for older adults and service providers
Policy and advocacy work
Enhancing Your Career with Your MAG
The aging-related market is rapidly evolving, getting more complex and sophisticated every year. As a working professional, you want to keep pace by developing current, marketable skills.
That’s why USC Leonard Davis meets you where you are. The MAG provides the same intellectual rigor as our Master of Science, tailored to your professional needs and goals. You’ll gain well-rounded expertise and leadership experience while managing a demanding career.
Your peers in the MAG program come from many backgrounds and walks of life, creating a diverse cohort of seasoned colleagues. This program deepens your professional network and provides a springboard for career advancement.
How Do I Earn My MAG at USC Leonard Davis?
The MAG degree is a 28-unit program. You can complete your studies either on campus or through our convenient online education program. You can also choose to finish in as little as 18 months through our accelerated track.
What Will I Study in My Classes?
The MAG program at USC Leonard Davis explores gerontology through a sophisticated, multidisciplinary approach. Your classes integrate research and concepts from different fields, providing connections and context as you pursue academic and career goals.
You’ll explore these subjects through your required and elective courses:
The Mind and Body Connection through the Lifespan
Social Policy and Aging
Administration and System Management
Learning that Fits Your Life
Whether you live halfway across the world or have a busy career, we make this program work for you. You can earn the MAG degree online, through our robust digital course platform.
All your classes are streamed online, allowing you to interact with your classmates and professors in real-time. Learn more about our online education program.