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How to Apply

Send in all required materials to the Graduate School by Jan. 15 of the year you intend to enroll. Applications are accepted for Fall admission only.

Application Procedures

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:

  • 1) Aging Policy Issues or 2) Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Sciences (SCB)
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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  • 3) Epidemiology of Aging
    Univeristy of Maryland School of Medicine at University of Maryland, Baltimore
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Required Materials

  1. The application 
  2. Three letters of recommendation (including some from academic personnel)
  3. General GRE test scores taken within the last 5 years. All applicants are required to submit GRE scores regardless of background
  4. Transcripts 
  5. Statement of academic goals and research interests. 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.
  6. A TOEFL must be submitted for International Students that do not have a Bachelors or Masters 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

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

Application Review

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.