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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).

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.

36 credits
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.

12 credits
100% online
Can complete in 2 semesters