USC Price School of Public Policy

Certificate in Long-term Care

The Health Services Administration Program of the Price School of Public Policy offers two certificate programs:

  • Administration of Long-term Care Programs
  • Management of Ambulatory Care Systems in specialized areas of healthcare administration

The Certificate in Long-term Care is designed to provide practitioners with means for improving or updating their knowledge and experience in a challenging and professionally relevant course of study.

Required Courses (16 units)
Students are required to complete the following courses:

  • Perspectives on a Changing Society: An Introduction to Aging (GERO 500)
  • Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery (PPD 513)
  • Management of Long-Term Care Organizations (PPD 601)
  • Financial Management of Health Services (PPD 510a) or
    Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PPDE 645)
  • One elective (consult program staff)

Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Current USC Graduate Students — Applicants for the Certificate in Long-term Care who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at USC and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA only need to submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the student services advisor in RGL 102.

Prospective Applicants — Applicants for the Certificate in Long-term Care who have not matriculated at USC must make a formal application at the USC Graduate Admissions website:

Applicants must submit the following items:

  1. official transcripts from ALL institutions attended directly to our office listed below:

    Office of Recruitment and Admissions
    650 Child’s Way – RGL 111
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

  2. Resume (upload via online application)
  3. A Letter of Recommendation (uploaded via online application)

Fall 2014 deadline – July 1, 2014

Please contact the USC Price Office of Admissions at for more information.