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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management of Aging Services (MAGS)


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DANA BRADLEY, Ph.D., Dean
GALINA MADJAROFF, M.A., Graduate Program Director

Degree Offered

M.A. (Degree Types )

Faculty

Mary Anne Brennen, M.A., J.D.
Nich Fox, M.A.
Steve Gurney, M.A.
Gary Hibbs, J.D., M.S.W.
William Holman, M.A., CPA
Jody Holtzman
Margaret Kimbell, D.H.A., R.N.
Galina Madjaroff, M.A.
Tabassum Majid, Ph.D.
Steven Mcalpine, Ed.M.
Judah L. Ronch, Ph.D.

Program Description

The M.A. in Management of Aging Services at the Erickson School provides integrated, interdisciplinary professional training for leaders in the growing aging services sector. Graduates of the program will meet a growing workforce need for leaders with professional education to serve in management positions in public, private and non-profit/advocacy organizations providing services to older adults. This program prepares students for these professional careers through integrating knowledge and skills from three well-established graduate education/training areas: aging, management and public policy.

Graduates will enter careers uniquely equipped to lead organizations innovatively and address problems in this critical area. The program goal is to prepare graduates to apply this integrated perspective in leadership positions in a broad array of aging services organizations from government agencies/organizations and advocacy/non-profit groups to a variety of positions in the for-profit business arena.

Targeted toward early- to mid-career professionals interested in progressing in or entering the aging services arena, this program adopts an accelerated, cohort model of instruction. The program, scheduled primarily during weekends, with a few, multi-day instructional periods, offers the full professional program in a 16-month timetable. Taught by individuals or faculty teams from differing disciplinary backgrounds, the cohort of students will encounter the critical skills relating to understanding varying perspectives on addressing the challenges in service delivery.

Program Admission Requirements

General admission requirements are those of the UMBC Graduate School. The GRE or GMAT is not required. The admission process places emphasis on assessing the combination of academic and professional achievements and experience. Three letters of recommendation, a professional resume, and essays are required (For more specific details - visit www.erickson.umbc.edu. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of faculty appointed in the Erickson School, with interviews prior to recommendation to the Graduate School for final admission decision.

Programs

Courses

    Management of Aging Services

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