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The M.S. in Dementia and Aging Studies degree (MSDA) is a 33-hour online degree. It is interdisciplinary (with courses from Sociology, Long Term Care, Social Work, and Communication Disorders) and housed in the sociology department. Successfully completing the MSDA will be useful for anyone who currently works or wants to work with the aged community, or conduct research on dementia and aging. This innovative program will produce graduates who can manage various communities, programs, agencies and organizations for the growing aging population, or conduct research on dementia, gerontology, and aging. According to the U.S. Census, the number of elderly has surpassed the number of teenagers for the first time ever in the United States. Because of this significant demographic change, there are more jobs available for people to help and work with elders, and a need for more scholarly research about aging and the aged. The deadline for fall 2015 applications is July 15, 2015. However, we recommend that applicants complete their application in January 2015, if possible, in order to apply for early financial aid and graduate scholarships (scholarship applications are due 3/1/15).
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Patti Giuffre, Director of Graduate Programs in the Sociology department (firstname.lastname@example.org). Visit our webpages on graduate programs http://www.soci.txstate.edu/Graduate-Degree.html and the Graduate College http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/, for more information.
Rickey Lowe (MS, Applied Sociology), USDA statistician
Chris Scales (MS Applied Sociology), Claims examiner (disability services), Dept. of Health and Human Services
Ed Sinclair (MA, Sociology), Analyst IV with the Legislative Budget Board's Criminal Justice Data Analysis Team
Maria Wasley (MA, Sociology), Research Associate, Texas State University Prospect Research and Management-VPUA
Jamila Zakari (MA, Sociology), Advanced research associate for the Austin Fire Department