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Academic Programs

The Value of an Erickson School Education


Undergraduate School

UMBC’s liberal arts foundation is at the core of the MAgS program. The program integrates management, public policy and a focus on aging studies.

The aim of this degree is to prepare students for entry level professional positions in management of aging services. The undergraduate major provides a strong knowledge base in human aging; understanding of regulatory/policy/fiscal issues involved in aging service provision; and fundamental management skills (i.e., accounting, human resources, critical thinking and negotiation).

Requirements:
MAgS majors must complete 33 core credits and 6 UMBC elective credits.
Courses in the MAgS program are listed under AGNG in the course directory.


Graduate School

The M.A. in Management of Aging Services will allow you to:

  • Demonstrate the use of a holistic set of skills and knowledge integrating aging, management & policy.
  • Apply leadership techniques to lead change.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human aging on the individual level, including social, psychological, and physical aspects.
  • Apply critical thinking, effective communication, and creative problem-solving.
  • Understand and analyze the societal implications of an aging population.
  • Use research, policy, and business criteria to evaluate outcomes.

Details:
36 credits
Hybrid
Capstone Required
Can complete in 18 months

The Graduate Certificate in the Principles in Management of Aging Services will allow you to:

  • Apply core management fundamentals to organizations related to aging across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Details:
12 credits
100% online
Can complete in 2 semesters