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Long-Term Care Administration and Policy

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Hengameh Hosseini
Penn State Harrisburg
W160 Olmsted Bldg.
Middletown, PA 17057-4898
Phone: 717-948-6049

The Health Administration program at Penn State Harrisburg offers a Long-Term Care Administration and Policy graduate credit certificate program. This certificate program is designed for working long-term care administrators, professionals, and policy makers in for-profit, not-for-profit, and public organizations who need more knowledge and skills in long-term care administration and policy, as well as in long-term care systems and their relationship to and integration with health-care systems. 

The Long-Term Care Administration and Policy graduate credit certificate program consists of four Health Administration (HADM) graduate-level courses (12 credits).

Admission Requirements

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School applicantion for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement. 

Applicants admitted into the certificate program must have a master's degree or a 3.0 grade-point average in the last two years of undergraduate work. This requirement may be waived in exceptional circumstances. Additionally, applicants must have at least three years of professional experience. All courses must be taken for a letter grade. A 3.0 grade-point average in the certificate program courses is needed for the awarding of the certificate, and only grades of C or better will be counted toward the certificate. 

If an applicant to the certificate program already holds a graduate degree in health care administration or a related field and has taken graduate courses that duplicate the content of courses in the certificate program, he or she may substitute other HADM courses for those redundant courses with the prior approval of the person in charge.



  • 542. Health Politics and Policy (3)
  • 543. Long-Term Care Administration and Policy (3)
  • 545. Health Financial Management (3)



  • 539. Health Systems Organization (3)
  • 551. Health Care Law (3)
  • 552. Health Delivery Systems: Managed Care (3)

Effective Date: Summer Session 2017
Expiration Date: Spring Semester 2022

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2017



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