Leadership in Aging Studies

Program Summary

The aging of America’s population means that the demand for people trained to meet the needs of older adults is increasing.  If you have a desire to work with older adults and promote quality care and services, in depth studies in Leadership in Aging Services will set you on the right path.

The Specialization in Leadership in Aging Studies is offered within the M.S in Applied Human Development and Family Sciences Program.  You will hone your knowledge and skills necessary to address the increasing demand for leaders who know how to develop and provide programs for our aging population. The program will prepare students for the examination required to be a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.  The program meets the competencies outlined by the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Health and Human Sciences,  School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.S. in Applied Human Development and Family Sciences with a Specialization in Leadership in Aging Studies

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration. Applications are received and considered on an ongoing basis.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall May 1 March 1
Spring October 1 September 1
Summer March 1

For More Information

Leadership in Aging Studies
118 Wirtz Hall
facs@niu.edu
815-753-1543

Director of Graduate Studies
Thomas Pavkov
TPavkov@niu.edu
815-753-6342

Interim Director of Gerontology
Julie Boggess
JBoggess2@niu.edu
815-753-6339

Application Contact
Sherry Fang, Area Coordinator
ssfang@niu.edu
815-753-6332

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