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    Feb 25, 2020  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Services Administration, MS with concentrations in Long Term Care or Applied Gerontology

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Students may pursue either of two career options for this professional degree. One option satisfies the Texas requirements for licensure as a long-term care administrator, and the other prepares individuals for alternative careers in administration of community-based services.

Admission and general degree requirements

Admission requirements

Before being admitted to the master’s program, the applicant must meet the requirements for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School specified in the Admission section of this catalog. Applying is a two-part process. First, prospective applicants for a master’s program must obtain and file an application for admission to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School. Second, applicants for a master’s degree must also obtain and file a separate application for admission to the program.

A competitive score on the general test of the Graduate Record Examination must be submitted. No specific undergraduate major is required.

General degree requirements

The Master of Science with a major in health services administration requires completion of 36 graduate hours. These 36 hours include an 18 hour core curriculum, 15 concentration hours and a 3 credit elective. Students must complete a capstone course prior to completion of the program. The capstone requires a comprehensive research project covering the student’s field of specialization. The project is designed to demonstrate the student’s mastery of the discipline and ability to apply knowledge acquired throughout the program to solve a real world problem in the student’s area of specialization under faculty supervision.

Degree requirements

Concentration, 15 hours

Students choose one of the following concentrations.

Long Term Care Administration

The courses in this concentration also meet the requirements for licensure as a Long Term Care Administrator. 

Students seeking licensure as long-term care administrators must serve a 1,000-clock-hour internship, for 6 hours of credit, in a licensed long-term care facility. Internship placements are available nationwide under the preceptorship of experienced professionals. 

Licensed long-term care administrators may be allowed to substitute additional course work for the internship.

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