Master in Gerontology (Great Plains IDEA)
Kansas State University

Program Details

Kansas State University offers an online master’s degree in family studies and human services with a specialization in gerontology that is designed to prepare students to work directly with aging populations through a wide variety of programs and services. This 36-credit-hour program provides students with the core competencies identified by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.

The online Gerontology program is offered through:

  • University of Arkansas
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri
  • North Dakota State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Texas Tech University


Students will need to choose and apply at a single home university. Requirements may vary, but typically include:

  • Application form specific to the university
  • Official transcripts 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission