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Applications are accepted for Fall admission only.


Apply online. A paper copy may be requested if you have no online services available.

Students will apply to one of the two campuses of the Ph.D. Program in Gerontology based on their area of research interest in one of three tracks:

Epidemiology of Aging
University of Maryland Baltimore

Policy or Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Sciences
University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Send in all required materials to the Graduate School by January 15 of the year in which one intends to enroll:

1.The application
2.Three letters of recommendation (including some from academic personnel)
3.General GRE test scores (from within 5 years of applying to this program)
All applicants are required to submit GRE scores regardless of background.
5.Statement of Academic Goals and Research Interests
6.TOEFL (required for all international students that do not have a Bachelors or Master’s degree from a U.S. institution)

All 5 items (6 for international students) must be submitted for your application to be reviewed.
Be sure to write your track on the application: EP=epi, AP=policy, SB=social, cultural, and behavioral

The Statement of Academic Goals and Research Interests serves as a writing sample and is your chance to express your reason(s) for studying Gerontology, why you are interested in our program in particular, and your future plans.

To be considered for funding, you simply check the box on the application.

»The program's admissions committee reviews all applications and selects students for the interview process.
»Those who are selected are required to interview in person or by phone. The program will arrange the interviews.

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