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Master of Long-Term Care Administration (MLTCA)

Structure, Pace, Content

Structure: Didactic Fully Online (starting Fall 2022)

  • All course work is fully online and asynchronous.
  • Ideally, the 1,000 hour internship will be completed locally. The internship location must have an affiliation agreement with Texas State University.

Requirements to Apply:


  • Baccalaureate degree (in any area) from a regionally accredited university
  • A competitive GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • No GRE required
  • No prerequisites
  • No specific baccalaureate degree


  • Official TOEFL iBT scores with a minimum 80
  • IELTS scores of 6.5 overall with minimum section scores of 6.0
  • Official PTE scores required with a 53 overall

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

Program Educational Objectives

The Master of Long Term Care Administration (MLTCA) program addresses the following course educational objectives throughout the curriculum:

Program Objectives

Program Pace

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Program Courses

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Marketable Skills

Marketable Skills
Marketable Skills
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For More Information Contact

Dr. Michael Mileski
Associate Professor & LTCA Program Coordinator
School of Health Administration
Encino Hall, 258

Main Office Phone: 512.245.3494
Office Fax: 512.245.8712

Applicants should apply for admission through the Graduate College (click here for online application) as a graduate student applicant and must submit an application, an application fee, and an official transcript(s).

Course Details

LTCA 5302. Elder Abuse and Mistreatment

This course provides an introductory overview of key theories, concepts/principles, issues, practices and challenges in elder abuse and mistreatment (EA/M). Course content includes: definitions and theories, incidence and prevalence, risk/protective factors, assessment, prevention, intervention, factors affecting screening/reporting, and the impact of EA/M on victims, caregivers, family, and society.


LTCA 5305. Environmental Design for Dementia.

The potential of the physical environment to play an active role in supporting independence, stimulation, and life quality for individuals with dementia will be explored in this course. Emphasis will be placed on principles behind environmental design and the importance of utilizing the physical environment as a therapeutic tool.


LTCA 5322. Environmental Management in Long Term Care.

Students will compare performance analyses of long-term care facilities with a focus on organizational culture, and internal and external customer satisfaction. Plans of managerial action to maximize customer satisfaction will be examined.


LTCA 5323. Governance Management in Long Term Care.

Focuses on regulations for the operation of long term care facilities as promulgated by state and federal governments. Reviews the minimum requirements for licensure and the standards for Medicaid certification in Texas. Also examines specific activities and functions regarding accountability and enforcement procedures.


LTCA 5324. Personnel Management in Long Term Care.

An examination of management issues in long-term care primarily in the critical areas of human resources, public relations, and marketing. Examples include staff recruitment and retention programs, training needs analysis, and marketing plan formulation.


LTCA 5325. Resident Care Management in Long Term Care.

Administratively oriented content related to nursing care, quality indicator, and geriatric pharmacology utilized in long term care facilities. The course content reflects the relative legislative requirements mandated for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.


LTCA 5335. Financial Management in Long Term Care.

Students will examine the fiscal performance of selected facilities utilizing data from annual Medicaid cost reports with a focus on revenue enhancement and census development. Students will contrast various systems for determination of reimbursement and use reimbursement issues in a strategic planning sense.


LTCA 5681. Internship in Long Term Care.

This course is an internship where the student works directly with an administrator in a licensed nursing facility and is exposed to aspects of facility operation and management. Students are required to complete1,000 hours. To meet 1,000 hour licensure requirement, this course can be repeated up to two semesters.