Erickson School Launches Master's Degree in Aging Services

The Erickson School at UMBC is now accepting applications for its new Master of Arts in the Management of Aging Services (MAgS), a unique program specifically designed to prepare leaders for the challenges and opportunities presented by an aging society.

Unlike any other graduate degree, the MAgS program weaves together disciplines in management, public policy and the study of human aging. Integrating these core disciplines combines skills and knowledge necessary for leaders providing products and -services and making policy for older adults, said Erickson School Dean Kevin Eckert.

Designed for working professionals, the program is offered in a 15-month executive master's format. It begins with an intensive one-week session followed by sessions every two to three weekends and concludes with an integrative capstone exercise addressing a relevant issue for each student's specific organization or agency. The inaugural class of MAgS students will be selected from a pool of applicants representing top professionals working in aging-related services, including government agencies, financial institutions and the nation's burgeoning seniors housing and care industry.

Applications for the MAgS program can be submitted online. The Erickson School also offers an undergraduate major and minor in aging services and an Executive Education program, including CEUs and certificates. For more information, visit

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