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 aging population through innovative policy and practice approaches in the field of gerontology.

Entry Point:



  • Full-time Course Based – 3 terms (1 year)
  • Part-time Course Based – up to 4 years

This is not a funded program.

Important Disclaimer – Please read:

Final approval of the Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) program is currently under review by the the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

As such, we anticipate a January 2, 2020 start date for the program. Please review the Admission requirements carefully.

Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee. (Available in Fall 2019)
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • Two references (one academic, one health professional) 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 applicants 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