Overview & Program of Study

The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Master of Science degree program is an online program available in both full-time (9-12 credit hours per semester) and part-time (6 credit hours per semester) options.

  • The full-time program of study is completed in 3 semesters – 1 year, including summer semester.
  • The part-time program of study is completed in 6 semesters – 2 years, including summer semesters.

A total of 33 - 34 credit hours are required to complete this program, depending on the project/thesis option selected (33 for the master's project, 34 for masters thesis).


Students are responsible for the completion of their application file. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. Efforts will be made to assure applicants are fairly evaluated for admission. Applicants who have taken courses as a non-matriculated University of Utah student will be considered for admission on the same basis as other applicants. Registration for courses required for the MS degree in gerontology prior to acceptance in the program does not assure admission to the program. The University of Utah does not allow students to count the credit hours from a course toward more than one degree.

Students can also earn a Gerontology Certificate and count up to 9 credits toward the MS degree if they did not count those same credits toward another University of Utah degree.

The University of Utah is a participating partner in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Graduate applicants interested in the Master's program may be eligible for reduced costs. In most cases, WRGP students pay tuition at resident rates. Please contact WICHE for more information.

Phone: 303-541-0210

Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus)

Opportunities are also offered for doctoral/graduate students, through the Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus), enrolled at member colleges and universities to take courses that may not be offered at his/her home institution for a common price.

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Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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Program Manager
Arminka Zeljkovic, MA
Phone: 801-581-8198
Email: a.zeljkovic@nurs.utah.edu

Program Director
Jackie Eaton, PhD
Phone: 801-587-9638
Email: jacqueline.eaton@nurs.utah.edu

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