Applied Gerontology (MAG)

Older people form a significant proportion of the population. As a result, health promotion and health care services for older people are the core business of today’s health care.

The Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) professional degree is designed for health professionals who work in the field of gerontology and recent graduates from a range of undergraduate programs who intend to pursue a professional gerontological health career. The goal of the program is to advance theoretical and applied gerontological practice knowledge and skills. The program prepares graduates to positively influence gerontological health practice, gerontological program administration, and the health and well-being of the ageing population through innovative policy and practice approaches in the field of gerontology.

Entry Point:

  • September


  • Full-time course-Based – 3 terms (1 year)

This is not a funded program.

Application Deadline:

  • February 15th

Applications are accepted until the program is full. Applications submitted after the deadline may be looked at on a first-come, first-served basis. Connect with us for more details.

Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements. Please note, English proficiency test waivers are never accepted by this program.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • Two references (at least one must be academic) required.
    • A statement of intent no more than one (1) page in length, in which applicants indicate their relevant background experience, and how the MAG degree will facilitate the applicant's career aspirations
    • An updated CV/Resume outlining recent and relevant work and volunteer experience

Career outcomes

  • Direct care for older persons and their families
  • Program planning and evaluation
  • Program management
  • Municipal and regional government programs
  • Provincial and federal government departments
  • Social service agencies
  • Community health centres
  • Hospital-based programs
  • Gerontological health research
  • Providing gerontological expertise for private sector business and industry
  • Health professional educator