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Gerontology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Gerontology from Madonna University prepares you to become an expert in advocating for older adults and accessing community resources and enhance your marketability with a certificate in dementia care or care management.

You will experience the appreciation of older clients as you assist them in gaining benefits, finding appropriate housing, acquiring health and technology literacy, and accessing needed services. To achieve this goal, you will learn about the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of growing older in American society.\


  • Admissions director
  • Care coordinator
  • Community health worker
  • Community liaison
  • Insurance administrator
  • Intake coordinator
  • Life enrichment director
  • Residential housing administrator
  • Senior center director
  • Service coordinator
  • Volunteer manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines for applicants transferring in the US:

    • Summer - 01/03
    • Fall - 01/05
    • Winter - 01/11
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aging Experience
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
  • Programs and Services for Older Adults
  • Program Development for Adult Education and Events
  • Psychology of Midlife and Aging 
  • Legal Issues for Older Adults
  • Societies and Aging
  • Professional Development
  • Supporting Family Caregivers
  • Addressing Behavior Changes in Dementia
  • Care Management for Older Adults
  • Public Policy and Resources in Aging 
  • Nursing Home Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application for undergraduate admissions
    • Official high school transcript (final transcript after graduation with graduation date posted)
    • ACT/SAT score(s)
    • AP, IB test score(s)
    • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 or above
    • Official English Language Proficiency Test Results 
    • Financial Statement for students needing an F1 visa
    • A copy of your passport photo page. If not available, then a copy of a government issued card that has the legal spelling of your name
    • If currently residing inside the U.S., a copy of your US permanent resident card or VISA

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition for Online option: 460 USD per credit

Living costs for Livonia

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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