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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Erickson School of Aging Studies

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MELISSA M. ROANE, MA, Interim Graduate Program Director
NICK OCASIO, Graduate Program Coordinator

Degrees Offered

M.A., P.B.C. (Degree Types )


Jeffrey Ash, Ed.D.
Dana Bradley, Ph.D.
Meldrena Chapin, PhD, FMII, EDRA, WELL AP
Nich Fox, M.A.
Kate Gordon, MSW
Margaret Kimbell, D.H.A., R.N.
Robin Majeski, Ph.D., R.N. 
Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, Ph.D., LNHA, FACHCA 
Louise Murray, Ed.D., M.A., B.S.c. 
Paul Stearns, M.A.
Janice Wassel, Ph.D.

Program Description

The graduate programs at the Erickson School of Aging Studies provide integrated, interdisciplinary professional training for leaders in the growing longevity economy. Graduates 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.

The Erickson School of Aging Studies’ 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.

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 a personal statement of interest 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 possible interviews prior to recommendation to the Graduate School for final admission decision.


    Master of ArtsPost-Baccalaureate Certificate


      Management of Aging Services

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