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USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Aging Services Management (MA)

The Master of Aging Services Management provides an opportunity for those seeking careers in the aging services industries to acquire skills and knowledge related to management of services, products and programs for older persons. The program requires a minimum of 12 units of core courses (three courses) and 20 units of electives (five courses). All graduate level courses are offered on campus and via the Internet. Continuous registration in the program is required. Leaves of absence are available for limited times and are excluded from the total time.

In order to participate in online courses, students will be required to have access to a computer with multimedia capability including a laptop or desktop computer with broadband (high speed) internet capability including a web browser, word processing software and presentation software, as well as a printer. Specific details regarding the computer requirements will be provided by the department. This program is available as a progressive degree (see Progressive Degree in Gerontology).

Students applying to the Master of Aging Services Management must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0. If the applicant’s GPA falls below 3.0 the GRE will be required.

Students must choose a minimum of 12 units of core courses from the following:

Elective Courses (20 units)

Students must select five electives (for a total of 20 units) of Gerontology courses from the list below. Core courses may not double count as electives, but core courses taken in excess of the 12 units required may be used toward the elective units. Students may take any elective courses below with a few limitations:

  1. GERO 499 and GERO 599 may be taken in consultation with the academic adviser
  2. A maximum of two GERO 400-level courses from the list below
  3. A maximum of 4 units of GERO 590  
  4. A maximum of 8 units of GERO 591  

Total Units: 32