Master of Science in Human Services / Gerontology
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers an online human services degree, the Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Gerontology for those interested in working with the older population.  This online gerontology degree explores the impact of societal expectations on the elderly along with demographic trends, including global cross-cultural issues in aging.  Students gain an understanding of factors affecting the quality of life for the geriatric population, from physiological changes of aging, to the effects of chronic disease, to the challenges of independent living.  Courses are designed to prepare individuals who can facilitate the integration of services for the elderly, including health and home care, financial and lifestyle, and issues of daily living.  

All students completing a master’s in human services degree from Walden University learn more about the broader human and social services field as well.  The curriculum explores competencies and strategies that will help make a positive difference for individuals, families, and communities.  You will learn best practices and develop a holistic, interprofessional perspective that equips you to help others navigate social services in the community and in a global context.

The program is not designed to lead to professional licensure.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota