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University of Northern Iowa

48 months
18480 USD/year
18480 USD/year
7780 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As the ONLY four-year Gerontology program in the state of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa prepares students for a career in caring. 


The major offers two tracks: social sciences and long-term care administration. Approximately half of University of Northern Iowa Gerontology students work in nursing homes after graduation, with others working in a wide variety of senior support services.

Grow your future.

  • The need for professionals in the field of aging is growing exponentially, as the population in the United States ages rapidly.
  • By 2060, the number of Americans over 65 is projected to double. The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease could nearly triple to 14 million by 2050.
  • This increased demand for elder care needs people who work in the field of aging in a wide variety of capacities. Students pursuing the LTC administration track at UNI will be qualified to sit for the Iowa boards in order to become a licensed nursing home administrator. Students pursing the social sciences track will be qualified to work in a variety of settings, including area agencies on aging, non-profit and government agencies, nursing homes, assisted livings and adult day cares.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aging Studies
  • Health and Aging
  • Aging in all Environments
  • Public Policy and Aging
  • Diverse Children, Families, and Communities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application form
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Educational transcripts from secondary school
  • A copy of the personal data page of your passport
  • A completed UNI Financial Statement and Certification form

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18480 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18480 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7780 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cedar Falls

1119 - 1737 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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