Business Administration, Long-Term Care Management, Master of Science
Program Information and Admission Requirements
Long-Term Care Management, Master of Science Degree
The M.S. in Long-Term Care Management is a fully online graduate program that provides an interdisciplinary foundation for a career in administration for a variety of health-care facilities including nursing homes, hospice care, home-health facilities, assisted-living centers, and veteran’s homes. This program is ideal for students currently majoring in one of the health-care related fields and business students also interested in health-care who are wanting to pursue a graduate degree that is focused on a non-clinical health-care related administrative career. Current health practitioners interested in earning a graduate degree will also find this degree an attractive option to provide opportunities for advancement and to increase their competitiveness in the job market. The M.S. in Long-Term Care Management will allow a current health practitioner to utilize their workplace skills and couple them with the management skills they will acquire in this degree program and the health science-related courses that academically prepare them to advance their position.
Students will be able to complete the online coursework in 2 years. This 37-credit hour program equips students for management from any field hoping to pursue a non-clinical healthcare related administrative career. In addition to the 34 credit hours in the online classroom, this program also provides students with an experiential learning opportunity in the form of an internship. This internship will be flexible in that students will work with faculty to set up an internship in or near their community and can be tailored toward the needs of the student’s career goals.
An applicant may be considered for admission if the following requirements are met:
1. Meet the requirements for admission set forth by the Office of Graduate Studies and Academic Outreach,
2. Have completed an undergraduate program containing the following prerequisites:
- General Psychology
- Introduction to Sociology
- Medical Terminology
- Statistics course
- Accounting I
- Abnormal psychology/behavior
3. Have a 3.00 undergraduate GPA or submit GRE scores.
To apply to the Long-Term Care Management, Master of Science Program:
- Fill out the application.
- Submit a resume.
- Provide a personal essay that describes the applicant’s interests and goals in obtaining a degree in Long-Term Care Management.
- Submit at least two letters of recommendation.
An application must be complete in all respects to be considered for admission to the program. Meeting the minimum criteria only assures applicants the consideration of their application for admission to the Long-Term Care Management Master’s Program.
For information regarding the requirements for admission to the Long-Term Care Management Master’s Program, please contact:
Dr. Bree Dority
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849
LTCM Foundational Core
Undergraduate nutrition course equivalent
Undergraduate psychology course equivalent
Undergraduate sociology course equivalent
Undergraduate statistics course equivalent
Undergraduate accounting course equivalent
Undergraduate abnormal psychology or behavior course equivalent
A course in medical terminology is recommended
|Take all of the following:|
|ACCT 858||Managerial Accounting Systems||3|
|MGT 840P||Health Care Management I - Managing People Effectively||3|
|MGT 841P||Health Care Management II - Managing Processes Effectively||3|
|MGT 845||Cultural Responsiveness: Building Clinical and Institutional Trust||2|
|MGT 850P||Health Care Delivery: Systems and Policies||3|
|MGT 875||Management Internship||3|
|MGT 890||Leadership & Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 892||Strategic Analysis & Decision Making||3|
|PSCI 833||The Politics and Policy of Health Care||3|
|PSY 804||Healthcare Ethics||2|
|PSY 840P||Health Psychology||3|
|PSY 862P||Adult Development and Aging||3|
|SOWK 871P||Aging Services||3|
|Total Credit Hours||37|
Paired courses, those with the suffix “P” in their course number, require graduate students to involve themselves in much deeper scholarly activities through research of the subject matter and by assuming a leadership role in class, culminating in an educational experience far beyond that of their fellow undergraduate students