Priority: January 15

Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration for admission and scholarship aid.

International: February 15

Applications from non-U.S. citizens or non-residents must be received by this date.

U.S. Residents: EXTENDED 

Final application deadline has been EXTENDED for Fall 2019. Please contact us for application guidance. 


Combat Ageism and Fight for Social Justice

As Americans continue to live longer and healthier lives, it is vital that we find innovative solutions to ensure prosperity and aging. Aging is a dynamic process that fosters new skills and understanding that we can share with our communities. Increasingly, the conversation focuses on creating effective practices and policies to support older adults, combat ageism and promote social justice.

Our interdisciplinary program looks comprehensively at aging—a demographically inevitable process—and prepares students for emerging careers by shifting the conversation surrounding aging populations. Georgetown University's new master's in Aging & Health goes beyond geriatrics to the study of aging well in today's society. We are training the next generation of leaders in the field of aging. Through multidisciplinary training in theory, economics, policy and the human experience of aging; the Aging & Health program examines how society can construct a healthier understanding of aging and build a more age-integrated society.

Who Should Apply?

Aging & Health students come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. What unites them is their commitment to solving the pressing issues associated with an aging population. This degree is open to all backgrounds: recent college graduates in any major who are interested in working with older adults; as well as mid-career students who seek professional advancement or a shift in career track.

The expected timeline for full-time students pursuing the degree is 11 months. Classes are offered in the late afternoon or evening, allowing part-time students to participate fully. Some online and hybrid format courses are available.

Students will receive:

  • A thorough, scientifically grounded, training in theory, policy and research in gerontology
  • Hands-on experience through an individualized and supervised field internship (domestic or abroad)
  • Opportunities to interact with professionals in the field of aging through research experiences and informal mentoring

News and Useful Links

  • Washington, DC Picked as a Top City in Age-Friendly Policies

    Washington, DC Picked as a Top City in Age-Friendly Policies - Age Friendly DC released a report on November 16th, 2017 addressing eight domains recommended as part of the WHO Age-Friendly City programs and two focus areas – emergency preparedness and elder abuse – that the District chose to add. read the full report for more information.