Access to faculty: in the classroom and one-on-one, our students have access to some of the best scholars in the field.
Where are they Now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.
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In 2015 more than 60% of our full-time gerontology graduate students gave presentations at professional conferences.

Scholarships and Funding

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Additional information about assistantship awards is available in the Graduate Handbook.

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Like all of our colleagues at Miami, we embrace the higher education goal of nurturing critical and creative thinkers. For us, this means fully integrating education with research. We do this by including graduate assistantships in our proposals for research funding. This creates a learning environment at Miami unlike any other because it’s centered on the student research experience, grounding you in the essentials and empowering you with hands-on opportunities.

Graduate Assistantships are awarded to students who are working toward a master’s or doctoral degree. Students work 18–20 hours per week, receive a stipend, a waiver of tuition, and out-of-state tuition surcharge (if applicable). Graduate Assistants are also eligible for a service-free summer scholarship if engaged in study during the summer months.

Awards are competitive, and based on previous academic performance, reference letters, and the professional statement/letter required for application to our graduate programs.

If you plan to apply for an award, you must indicate so on the Application for Admission to the Graduate School. Please remember that the deadline for receiving applications is January 15. We must have all application materials to consider you for an award.