Mount Saint Vincent University - Graduate Studies

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Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology

Mount Saint Vincent University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Professional Studies
Field of Study:Adult Development and Aging
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Cost per year:*
National: $6,768


The Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced studies in the field. The program prepares and/or enhances students’ careers in aging, community or family services, family life education, and community development.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*74
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students will normally have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in a social science area (e.g., psychology, sociology, family studies, gerontology, child and youth study, social work, education) with a minimum of a B average (GPA 3.0). Undergraduate courses in statistics, research methods, and at least five courses (2 ½ units) in family studies or gerontology are required by all applicants. Where there are deficiencies, students may be required to complete additional undergraduate and/or graduate coursework and obtain a minimum of B in these courses prior to acceptance.

    Please consult the website for more information.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 23, 2022