Successful applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements for, and be accepted by, both the graduate school and the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program. Admission to the University of Utah Gerontology Interdisciplinary Master's degree is limited and selective. The Gerontology MS graduate program admits students once a year each fall semester. A cohort of approximately 12-15 students is accepted into the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Masters program each fall semester. Admission is not guaranteed to all individuals who meet the minimum admission criteria.

To APPLY TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM follow this link for directions. The link for the application can be found in the application checklist.

Minimum Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements needed to apply for the Master's degree:

  • Completion of a graduate admissions application.
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A personal interview (may be required)

Entrance Exams

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), if applicable:

  • NOT required for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher
  • REQUIRED for applicants with a cumulative GPA of below 3.20; score cannot be in excess of five (5) years old

English Proficiency Exams (TOEFL or IELTS only)

Evidence of English-language proficiency is required for applicants whose first language is not English. Applicants are required to submit results of either the Test of English Foreign Language or IELTS. Minimum score requirements for admission can be found at the University of Utah Admissions Office.

International Applicants

International students without permanent residence status can not participate in our program since it is fully online.

Contact Us

Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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Program Manager
Arminka Zeljkovic, MS
Phone: 801-581-8198

For consultation on the program of study or your career choices, contact:

Director, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program
Kara Dassel, PhD
Phone: 801-587-7697

Phone: 801-587-8390

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