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Aging Studies


As Canadian society experiences a significant demographic shift, and new perspectives on aging become more important than ever before, earn an M.A., M.Sc. or Ph.D. along with a specialization in Aging Studies.

As a humanities, sciences or social sciences graduate student, explore the significance of aging for individuals, communities and societies, through course work and research.

At Trent, an international leader in interdisciplinary aging studies, you will earn a degree and a specialization in as little as one year.

With more than 15 faculty members undertaking research on aging studies including the Canada Research Chair in Rural Aging, Health and Social Care, and the ground-breaking Trent Centre for Aging & Society, you will be at the forefront of this bourgeoning field of scholarship. Contribute to meaningful dialogue on aging and take part in collaborative excellence as you explore and challenge the myths about aging, old age and older populations.

  • Be one of the first students to earn the specialization in Aging Studies as part of this innovative program.
  • Study in Peterborough – home to one of Canada’s most rapidly aging populations, and The Canadian Aging Studies Archive at Trent’s Bata Library.
  • Play a role in the Trent Centre for Aging & Society’s community-based collaborations.

Program options:

  • Earn a specialization in Aging Studies as part of your M.A., M.Sc. or Ph.D. by:
    • Choosing from a major research project or a thesis in the field of aging studies
    • Completing a half-credit core course on the foundations in interdisciplinary aging studies.


  • Peterborough

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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