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At a Glance

Graduate Admission Requirements
& Application

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • $50.00 Application fee. (UIndy alumni are eligible for an application fee waiver. Please contact the Center for Aging & Community for more information.)
  • Bachelor's degree or higher (any discipline) from an accredited college or university
  • Original transcripts from each college or university previously attended
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0
  • Resume or curriculum vitae 
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional)
  • An essay explaining your interest in aging studies and how you plan to use the degree or certificate in your future work (1,000-1,500 words)
  • Mail supporting application documents to:
    University of Indianapolis
    Attn: Kim McCain
    Health Pavilion, Suite 270
    1400 East Hanna Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46227-3697

Admission Information

Applicants to the UIndy Center for Aging & Community are not required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Students interested in applying who do not have a 3.0 GPA may be offered a “conditional admission” status until the student successfully completes two courses in the program and achieves a grade of B or higher in each course.

If you have previously taken graduate classes in another program, up to 9 credit hours may be eligible for transfer to the master's degree program if we determine that these transfer courses have sufficient gerontology content and you earned a a grade of B or better. After you complete 12 credit hours in the master's degree program at UIndy (and earned a minimum grade of B in each course), the transfer credits will be applied.

Additional Requirements for International Students

The online format of our program means there is no residency requirement for international students. Our programs do not qualify for or distribute I-20 visas.

Students for whom English is their second language must submit TOEFL scores with a minimum of 100 on the internet-based TOEFL. Students whose undergraduate degrees are from a non-U.S. institution must also submit TOEFL scores. TOEFL scores should be sent to institution code R1321 and school code R2207.

If your undergraduate degree is from a non-U.S. institution, we require a degree evaluation as an assurance that you have completed the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor's degree. Photocopies are not acceptable for this portion of your application material. The following is a list of acceptable agencies that offer this service:

World Education Services, Inc. (preferred)
P. O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
  International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
P.O. Box 8629
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8629
215-222-8454 ext. 510
  Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P. O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470