University of South Florida

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

Aging Studies


Moffitt Cancer Center


Tampa, FL 33620

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Aging Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Aging Studies is the first of its kind in the United States, and to the best of our knowledge, the world. What makes this program unique is the combined emphasis on providing a broad-based foundation in the interdisciplinary aspects of aging with a focus on developing an in-depth expertise in a research area. The program draws on the expertise of faculty from all colleges, departments and centers at the University of South Florida to provide students with exposure to other disciplines and the different approaches to scientific and scholarly inquiry.

The Ph.D. in Aging Studies is augmented by a university-wide Collaborative on Aging, which is the organizational focal point for interdisciplinary research, educational, clinical and community service activities for faculty and students.

The Ph.D. in Aging Studies is organizationally housed in the School of Aging Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences; however, the program is governed by an interdisciplinary committee of faculty. Therefore, students can develop a research program which focuses on their particular interests.

Application Deadline are as follow: Fall: February 1; Spring: No Admissions; and Summer: No Admissions


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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