Cancel Forgot Password?

Erickson School of Aging Studies University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 11
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 76%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered


University of Maryland Baltimore County, An Honors University In Maryland

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) has been widely recognized for its outstanding achievements in student development, faculty research and scholarship, leadership and organizational distinction, and workforce and economic development. "U.S. News and World Report" has ranked UMBC a Top Up and Coming University 4 years in a row in recognition of their innovation in improving students' educational experiences.

"The Princeton Review" has named UMBC one of the Best Values among colleges and universities in the nation.

The Erickson School -- Management of Aging Services at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

The Erickson School at UMBC helps students build successful careers in the quickly growing field of aging studies. By integrating clinical studies in aging with business skills and public policy, the school has created a unique, holistic program designed to prepare a community of leaders who can improve society by enhancing the lives of older adults.

Programs facilitate an active learning environment by merging innovative partnerships, incorporating distinguished outside speakers and research practitioners, and providing many internship opportunities.

Erickson School graduates are prepared for dynamic careers in marketing, law, travel, hospitality, business management, healthcare administration, advocacy, social work, or policy analysis and development.

The Graduate Program in Management of Aging Services

The Erickson School offers an innovative Master of Arts (M.A.) in Management of Aging Services (M.Ag.S.) with a unique curriculum integrating courses in human aging, business management, and public policy. Courses address knowledge of human aging on the individual level, including physical, psychological, and social aspects.

The M.A. program is presented in a cohort-based model, in which students start and finish the program with the same group of colleagues. Designed for early to mid-level career professionals, the program schedules courses on weekends with a few multi-day instructional sessions. Students can complete the program within 16 months. They take a maximum of 36 credits, including required courses on topics such as the social and economic context of aging and policy foundations of aging services.

Leading Experts as Faculty at the Erickson School

Erickson School faculty members are leading experts and real world practitioners in aging services, management, and policy. They are committed to the highest standards in teaching, research, and mentoring of graduate students.

For instance, Professor Chris Hollister has been actively invested in senior living programs in the U.S. and New Zealand for nearly 20 years. From 1995 to 2006, he was the CEO of Southern Assisted Living, Inc. (SALI), the largest provider of assisted living services in North Carolina.

Dr. Judah Ronch is a well-published and nationally renowned expert on improving the treatment and mental well-being of elders. In addition to his research on the care of persons with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders, Ronch has been named a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and has served as Vice President of Resident Life, Mental Health and Wellness for Erickson Retirement Communities, where he was responsible for the mental wellness needs of over 20,000 residents on 18 campuses.

Professor Robin Majeski has held many top positions in academics and professional societies, including as Academic Program Director of Gerontology and Social Science at the University of Maryland and Chair of the Maryland Consortium of Gerontology in Higher Education, before joining UMBC.

Admission Requirements to the Master's Program

As a result of the program's targeting of early and mid-level career professionals, the Erickson School requires from each student a resume, 3 letters of recommendations, and 2 essays. Applicants to the M.A. in Management of Aging Services program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County are not required to submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Financial Aid Opportunities at UMBC

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at UMBC is committed to providing students with personalized approaches in helping them secure funds for their educations. Graduate students have a number of financial aid options, including grants, loans, campus employment, federal work-study, and workships. Workships are designed to assist students with the cost of room and board, and involve completing various services for specific departments on campus.

UMBC Research Accomplishments

UMBC is committed to active interdisciplinary research and scholarship at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty levels. UMBC faculty members attract nearly $85 million in annual research and training grants and contracts, placing the university above Brandeis, George Mason, and Rensselaer in federal research and development expenditures.

The Shriver Center within the Erickson School is one of 15 campus-wide research centers and initiatives. The Shriver Center is a national leader in applied learning, civic engagement, and community-based service delivery. The center uses cooperative education, internships, and service learning to link academic study to professional practice and conduct research relevant to social needs.

Student Life at UMBC

UMBC maintains an active and engaging campus community highlighted by students' ideas, dialogues, passions, and programs. There are over 225 active student organizations at UMBC, divided by academic and departmental groups, arts and performance groups, career and professional groups, cultural and ethnic groups, and fraternities and sororities.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- An Innovative Honors University

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County is a dynamic public research and honors university and home to the first university research park in Maryland. UMBC programs, teaching, and research are each underwritten by the principles of innovation, interdisciplinary study, and inclusiveness, as well as strong elements of civic engagement. Programs are designed to encourage professional success, as well as community service and leadership.

UMBC is located on 500 acres in Baltimore, Maryland, just 15 minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. Students may also take advantage of the nearby open-air walkways and shops of Baltimore's Harborplace or sites and shops in neighboring towns.

Location & Contact

Erickson School of Aging Studies

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

5523 Research Park Drive Suite 230
Baltimore, MD 21228
United States

Dr. Joseph Gribbin

Graduate Program Director

Phone: 443-543-5603

Ms. Michelle Howell

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 443-543-5607

Contact school now

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Management Of Aging Services Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 30
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Alternate accepted
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


76% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 34
    • Accepted 26
    • Acceptance Rate 76
    • Enrolled 11
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesessays
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTeaching Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students11
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students11
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American9%
    • White / Caucasian73%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown18%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty7
    • Full-time Percentage43%
    • Part-time Percentage57%
    • Female Percentage0%
    • Male Percentage100%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPolicy implications of entitlement programs, demographic impact of aging population, person-centered care for dementia, changing culture in long-term care
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




Advanced Search Options

Search your needs below, and view information about the schools that meet those needs by clicking "Search."
Step 1: Select Subject Area(s)
Step 2: Select Program(s) that Interest You
Complete step 1 before selcting a major
Step 3: Select Location
Complete step 1 and 2 before selecting a location
Step 4: Select Degree Level

Forgot Your Password?

To reset your password, simply enter your email address in the field below and click the Reset Password button. You will receive an email with a link and instructions to reset your password.

Check your email.

Please check your email and click on the link provided in the message to reset your password.