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Long-Term Care Administration

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Michael Mileski
m_m443@txstate.edu
512.245.7308
Encino Hall (ENC), Room 250

Advisor Support
Gustavo Gallegos
gg1044@txstate.edu
512.245.3494
Encino Hall (ENC), Room 250

School of Health Administration
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This certificate program requires 15 hours to complete.

In addition to those hours, enrollment in an internship course may be required, as a minimum of 1,000 internship hours are required to become a Texas licensed nursing facility administrator.

You are encouraged to apply for the master's degree in dementia and aging studies with a concentration in dementia and long-term care. If you pursue the certificate simultaneously with the master’s degree, 15 credit hours will apply to both the certificate and degree.


Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall June 15 June 1
Spring October 15* October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II No Admission No Admission

The spring 2021 deadline has been extended to November 15, 2020, for domestic applicants.

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Online Availability
The majority of this program may be offered online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International students, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

Application

  Review important information about the online application.


Application Fee

  • $20 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $60 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

  Review important information about application fees.


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.5 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed graduate course work (if applicable)

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • GRE not required

Documents

  • additional documents not required

TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official PTE scores required with a 52 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

  This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review important information about official test scores.


Additional Information

  Licensure and State Examinations
All questions regarding licensure and state exam requirements should be directed to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) at 512.438.2015.