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Janice Nikkel
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Pam Evans
Center on Aging
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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506


Gerontology Master's Degree 

The gerontology master's degree program is designed to prepare students who plan to work directly with older people or who will be involved in education or research related to aging issues.

This program provides students with the core competencies identified by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and draws on the expertise of graduate faculty and graduate courses from several universities. Students completing the program at Kansas State University will earn a master's degree in family studies and human services with a specialization in gerontology.

The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).

Careers in Gerontology

K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.

Graduates of the gerontology master's program are often involved in:

  • health promotion programs
  • directing intergenerational activities
  • managing senior centers or retirement communities
  • counseling older people and their families
  • helping people plan for their retirement


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The gerontology master's degree is offered through the Center on Aging in the K-State College of Human Ecology.