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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 274 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 727 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 488pts.


    Kansas State University offers four secondary majors that supplement the choice of a primary major.Secondary majors allow students to examine complex topics from many vantage points. The secondary major program requirements follow a common pattern. Each study area requires at least two of the following: an interdisciplinary introductory course, a list of electives from which you choose about 18 hours, and an interdisciplinary senior seminar for supervised independent study. Most programs allow completion of a primary and a secondary major within the normal four year program.


    Do you enjoy working with older people, want a rewarding career in a field that will help improve other people’s lives, or plan to enter the health care, social service, or legal professions? If so, you should consider gerontology — the study of aging. You’ll learn about physical, mental and social changes as people age, as well as changes in our society as more people live longer. There is an increasing demand for people withspecialized training in gerontology, and you can work with older adults directly or on their behalf in advocacy, public policy, research or education.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February (for scholarships), May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 274 Module (National)
    • USD 727 Module (International)

    Tuition fee per 1 credit.

    Start date January,August 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The secondary major in gerontology is a 24-hour interdisciplinary program. It includes two required courses, Introduction to Gerontology and Seminar in Gerontology, and 18 semester hours from more than 40 approved courses available in five colleges. Elective courses must be taken in a minimum of three separate departments and may also meet general education and/or major requirements.
    Along with the secondary major, students can take an emphasis in long-term care administration, qualifying them to take the licensure examination for adult care home administration in Kansas. This emphasis requires completing the secondary major in gerontology, Accounting for Business Operations, Management Concepts, an approved 480-hour internship and a seminar in long-term care administration.
    Elective courses must be matched with 10 training code areas as defined by the Kansas Bureau of Health Facility Regulation, Health Occupations Credentialing. With planning, the emphasis can be completed with 24 credit hours and a 6-credit internship.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    International admission:

    • Online international student undergraduate application
    • $80 USD application fee
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
    • High school and university transcripts

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


    Earn part of the $21 million K-State awards each year in scholarships. They're awarded based on academics, activities, service and financial need.

    Students are awarded only one academic or leadership scholarship, where the highest eligible dollar amount is given. Supplemental awards can increase these awards, but the prestigious Presidential Scholarship replaces any other award.


    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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