Certificate in Long Term Care Administration

Program Overview

The graduate certificate in Long Term Care Administration is designed to offer the course work necessary to sit for the Texas licensing exam for nursing facility administrators. The School of Health Administrators also offers an optional field placement. Note: all questions regarding licensure and state exam requirements should be directed to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) at 512.438.2015.

Application Requirements

The items listed below are required for admission consideration for applicable semesters of entry during the current academic year. Submission instructions, additional details, and changes to admission requirements for semesters other than the current academic year can be found on The Graduate College's website. International students should review the International Admission Documents webpage for additional requirements.

  • completed online application
  • $20 nonrefundable application fee


  • $60 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.5 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed graduate course work (if applicable)
  • GRE not required


Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official PTE scores required with a 52
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

The graduate certificate in Long Term Care Administration requires 15 semester credit hours.

Course Requirements

LTCA 5322Environmental Management in Long Term Care3
LTCA 5323Governance Management in Long Term Care3
LTCA 5324Personnel Management in Long Term Care3
LTCA 5325Resident Care Management in Long Term Care3
LTCA 5335Financial Management in Long Term Care3
Total Hours15

In addition to the completion of certificate course work, a minimum of 1,000 internship hours are required to become a Texas licensed nursing facility administrator. Enrollment in LTCA 5681 may be required.