Master of Aging Services Management Graduate Program

USC Davis School of Gerontology

The Master of Aging Services Management (MASM) Program provides the opportunity for current and future aging services managers to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to respond to a rapidly growing population of older people.

The program trains leaders to succeed in a rapidly evolving workplace, to meet challenges with entrepreneurial creativity and to stay on the cutting edge of the aging services industry. It provides the business and management knowledge and skill set to successfully offer products, services and programs to older adults.

The curriculum encourages students to apply academic research into professional applications. Students will be prepared to utilize their skills and respond effectively to changes in the economic, legal and regulatory environments in which they are employed.

Career Options

The aging services industries:
Residential care facilities
Retirement communities
Assisted living facilities
Hospice care
Home care and other home delivered services

Emerging services:
Lifelong creative therapy programs
Home modification programs.

Opportunities in the booming aging services world are limitless, and with their impeccable training and business acumen, MASM graduates make all the professional difference.

Sample Course Schedule

GERO 500: Perspectives on a Changing Society
GERO 501: Applied Legal and Regulatory Issues in Aging
GERO 502: Marketing and Shifts in Consumer Decision Making
GERO 504: Current Issues in Aging Services Management
GERO 506: Technological Innovations in Aging
GERO 543: Continuum of Care: Systems Perspective

Instructional Services for Enrolled Students

Students may request additional support and mentoring from the faculty. Courses with an enrollment of over 25 students are assigned a teaching assistant who is available to students during designated office hours where students can call or email. Most TAs are available by email on an unscheduled basis as well.

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