About the Master of Arts in Gerontology
The USC online Master of Arts in Gerontology (MAG) provides working professionals from various disciplines who work directly or indirectly with the aging, or those who would like to work with aging populations, the opportunity to acquire practical skills and formal training in gerontology.
Many professionals and staff members of agencies and organizations that serve the elderly received their education in disciplines like social work, public and health administration, business, and medicine. While these disciplines provide preparation for certain job roles within healthcare and social service agencies, they often don’t accommodate the special needs and issues of older clients. The online Master’s in Gerontology can help such professionals better understand their own and their loved ones’ aging process, serve their older adult clients, and help to enhance and focus their careers.