Gerontology: Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging


Pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Gerontology: Healthy Aging at Hofstra University and study with leading faculty in the field of healthcare, including executives in some of New York’s leading health services organizations. The 36-credit curriculum prepares students to work with the aging population with a basic interdisciplinary background in gerontology and consists of relevant coursework in health administration, public health, counseling, and speech-language pathology. An 18-credit advanced certificate is also available, and can be completed alongside a relevant master’s degree program or as a stand-alone program, post-baccalaureate or post-master’s. The programs provide the foundation needed for many different career pathways, including fulfillment of education requirements for Geriatric Care Management Certification. No GRE is required and scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty. Contact us at or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for graduate studies in Gerontology: Healthy Aging, you must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Two or three letters of recommendation
  • Essay stating your career goals, interests, and experiences

An interview with the program director or faculty member may be required.

Visit the Gerontology program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

Apply to the Gerontology: Healthy Aging programs at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

Master of Science in Gerontology: Healthy Aging
The MS is awarded to students who successfully complete 36-semester hours.

Advanced Certificate in Gerontology: Health Aging
The Advanced Certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete 18-semester hours.

Faculty Profiles

Edward Coffield

Dr. Edward Coffield, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Population Health, holds a doctorate in Economics. His research focuses on conducting economic analyses of school- and community-based interventions, practices, and policies intended to improve the health of children and adolescents by altering the environments in which they live, learn, and play.

Meet Dr. Coffield

Corinne Kyriacou

Dr. Kyriacou is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Allied Health and Kinesiology and Department of Population Health. Her current research focuses on challenges and opportunities for integrating medical and social services for the chronically ill. Dr. Kyriacou has published articles on hospital to nursing home transitions; consumer-directed care; integrated care for the elderly; managed home care; and, the importance of experiential training for health professionals. Prior to joining the Hofstra faculty in 2004, Dr. Kyriacou spent five years as Director of Research at Metropolitan Jewish Health System, a continuum of care provider of services for the elderly and chronically ill based in Brooklyn, NY.

Meet Dr. Kyriacou
Edward Coffield
Corinne Kyriacou

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at

No GRE is required for fall 2022 entry!

Apply today!