In response to the current emerging demands for long term care services from people of all ages who need assistance with their activities of daily living, the University of Southern California has established a new online master's degree program in Long Term Care Administration. With close to 8 million older Americans using long term care services, there is a growing need for trained professionals in the field. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the new degree program will provide professionals with graduate training in the social, psychological and physical aspects of aging, as well as with administration and management of businesses and organizations providing long term care services.
The web-based distance learning program for the Master of Long Term Care Administration is a joint effort between the USC Marshall School of Business, the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, and the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. A pioneer, offering the nation's first gerontology degree programs, as well as the first online Master's degree program in gerontology.
Geared toward professionals and individuals interested in the field of long term care who wish to further their educational background and enhance their work experience, the degree requires the completion of seven 4-unit courses or a total of 28 credit hours, with the same admission criteria, academic quality, and faculty involvement as on-campus programs.