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Online Graduate Certificate


Long-Term Care Administration
Graduate Certificate
  • 15 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $534 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Gain the skills you need to succeed in the long-term healthcare industry.

The long-term care administration certificate program at University of Maryland Global Campus prepares you for administrative and managerial positions in various long-term care settings. The program provides an in-depth examination of the U.S. healthcare delivery system throughout the continuum of care. In this program, you’ll gain the tools and skills necessary to be successful in the long-term care industry by addressing real-world scenarios and situations. The program helps prepare you for immediate competitive improvement on the employment market as well as for the long-term care administrator examination.

Total Credits Required: 15

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, HCAD 600)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 610)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 620)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 625)
  • (3 Credits, HCAD 635)

Apply Credit to a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration

If you complete this certificate program, you may be able to apply the certificate’s required coursework to course requirements for the master’s degree in healthcare administration.

Accelerated Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with coursework in health services management, an accelerated pathway between our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in this area may allow you to reduce your total coursework for this program by up to 6 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each certificate webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all certificates.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.


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