Oklahoma State University

College of Human Environmental Sciences

Human Development and Family Science-Gerontology option



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.-Human Development and Family Science with an option in Gerontology

Format: Online

Program Description:

Gerontology is the multidisciplinary study of the aging processes and individuals as they grow from middle age through later life. Students will study the physical, mental and social changes in people as they age as well as investigate the changes in society resulting from our aging population. The on-line program offers a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science with an option in Gerontology. A typical on-line student, who leads a busy lifestyle, will take three years to complete the master's program, taking one or two courses a semester. While engaging in the Gerontology program you will: * Complete a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University with web-based courses delivered by outstanding faculty through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) * Develop competencies within the field of Gerontology that can lead to professional certification * Experience flexible teaching/learning schedules to accommodate a busy lifestyle, even full-time employment * Earn an advanced degree from a respected, accredited university without traveling to campus


Oklahoma State University is a land grant university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), A Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools. The HLC may be reached at 30 N LaSalle Street, suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. The internet address is www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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