How to Apply

Eligibility & Application Requirements 

In order to be eligible to apply to an Innovations in Aging graduate program, you must have the following.* 

  • Either the receipt of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university/college or a final degree awarded from a comparable institute of higher education as evaluated under the University of Arizona Graduate College policies, or have been granted graduate status. 
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. GPA is calculated from the highest degree or 12 or more graded units obtained as a graduate student. (To be awarded the program certificate, students must achieve at least a 3.0 graduate GPA in the program.)
  • A GRE score is not required. 
  • No prior knowledge in aging/gerontology/medicine is required. 

*International students are subject to different, country-specific minimum degree and English proficiency requirements. You can learn more here.  

Application Process 

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Innovations in Aging are submitted online to the UArizona Graduate College. The Graduate College uses the GradApp Graduate Admission Application, which can be found at You can use this link to submit your application and to check the status of your application. 

Tuition & Financial Aid

Program tuition information can be found on the University of Arizona Bursar's Office website.

Please be advised that graduate certificate programs are not eligible for federal student loans. For more information on financial aid please contact the Financial Aid Office.


Spring 2023 Admissions 
  • Priority Application Deadline: November 19, 2022

  • Final Application Deadline - January 2, 2023

  • Offers of Admission Extended: Rolling Basis