AGHE is the only national membership association with the primary purpose being the advancement of gerontology and geriatrics education as a field of study in institutions of higher education.

Classification of AGHE members is made on the basis of the educational institution, not on the gerontology program, with the exception of the Educational Affiliate category. The Executive Committee reserves the right to re-classify member institutions when appropriate. Read more about the benefits of joining AGHE. Send the completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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General Membership

Institutions of higher education with a demonstrated interest in initiating, developing, expanding, and improving education, research, and training programs in gerontology and geriatrics shall be eligible for one membership each. General membership is limited to institutions which are accredited by an official accrediting body of the country in which they are located. Institutions located outside of the US will be assessed dues at three-fourths (75%) the rate of domestic members for the appropriate category of membership listed (excluding educational and international affiliate memberships). There are six categories of General Membership:

  • Two-Year College. Dues: $440 per year. (International: $255)
  • Four-Year College. Dues: $575 per year. (International: $345)
  • Professional School. Professional school not within a university which awards graduate degrees in a specialized area. Dues: $575 per year. (International: $345)
  • University. Dues: $735 per year. (International: $450)
  • Educational Affiliate Membership. Accredited academic institutions with gerontological educators and/or course offerings in aging, but without a formal gerontology program. A formal gerontology program is defined as one offering a degree, certificate, concentration, specialization, emphasis, or minor in gerontology, or is identified as a research and/or clinical training center in gerontology/geriatrics. Dues: $220 per year (US and International).
  • International Affiliate Membership. Available for one two-year period, only to educational institutions outside the United States which do not qualify for or wish to join under other membership categories. After the two-year period, International Affiliates may join under one of the other membership categories at a reduced international member rate. Dues: $168 per year.

Other Affiliate Memberships

There are four categories of Other Affiliate Memberships:

  • Organizational Affiliate Membership. Organizations with an interest in education, research, and training in gerontology, other than institutions of higher education. (Non-voting) Dues: $440 per year. (International: $255)
  • Sustaining Affiliate Membership. Institutions, organizations, or individuals generally interested in supporting the development of gerontology in higher education. (Non-voting if not an institution of higher education.) Dues: $1,010 or more per year or more.
  • Associate Individual Membership. Retired faculty members or educational administrators from AGHE member institutions. Dues: $50 per year.
  • Individual MembershipIndividuals who are not affiliated with an AGHE eligible institution or AGHE eligible organization who share the vision and mission of AGHE and wish to support the efforts of AGHE through membership. Dues: $150 per year.

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