MS in Gerontology

Program Overview

UNCG’s online Master of Science in Gerontology takes an applied, interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging. The program’s mission is to teach, research, and apply knowledge through collaborative relationships with academic departments, community organizations, and businesses to enrich the lives of older adults and their families.

Badge for Best Online Gerontology Master's

  • 100% online—only fully online Gerontology master’s program in North Carolina
  • 30 credit hours
  • 7-week courses
  • Emphasis on applied learning
  • Incorporates many fields of study
  • Recognized as a Best Online Master's in Gerontology by Online Schools Report

Students in the program come from a variety of academic backgrounds. Graduates pursue careers based on their interests, working directly with older adults or on their behalf.


College is an investment in your future, but our goal is to give you an outstanding education at a reasonable cost. A quality education doesn’t have to come with sticker stock. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

Estimated Tuition & Fees (2020-21)

Residency Status

Per credit hour Est. program cost


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of NC.

$300 $8,999

Outside NC

This rate applies if you receive online education in a state other than NC.

$556 $16,674


This rate applies if you receive online education in NC and you’re a legal resident of a state other than NC.

$973 $29,172

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Live outside North Carolina?

Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.
UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.

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