Respond to the world’s rapidly aging population with meaningful service and holistic care.

The Master of Arts in Gerontology at Bethel University is designed to equip professionals for meaningful work in the fast developing field of gerontology.

The world’s population is rapidly aging. Experts are projecting dramatic demographic changes in the U.S. for the next quarter century—by 2025, 1 person out of every 4 is expected to be over the age of 65.

Because aging includes not only physical adjustments, but also social, cultural, economic, and spiritual aspects, there is a serious need for well-trained gerontologists to help provide the services and leadership needed to respond.

Our graduates leave ready to enter careers ranging from care providers in long-term settings to human resource managers who can understand how to assist older workers or employees with aging parents.

At Bethel, we use a program design where students are automatically registered for each term and then progress through their courses with the same group of peers. They learn from expert faculty and other leaders in the field through a practice-oriented approach so that they can immediately apply new skills to real-life situations.