Senior Housing Administration – George Mason Launches Masters Program MS


The Master of Science in Senior Housing Administration, offered through the Department of Health Administration and Policy (HAP) in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), is the nation’s first stand alone degree for assisted living/senior housing professionals, and intended to train executives for careers in this rapidly growing field. Multidisciplinary coursework enables students to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information relative to the aging population, the evolution of assisted living and senior housing services within the U.S. health system, the application of executive level hospitality, healthcare, and housing management practices to these services, and current regulatory and policy issues. An additional focus is on social, biological, and psychological aspects of healthy aging, and factors that promote quality of life and independence for seniors with special needs (e.g.: Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia). Electives within the degree allow individuals with either limited healthcare/senior housing or business management experience to focus on the area that will most enhance their overall skills. A capstone practicum is required, during which time students complete designated coursework and work experience within a host assisted living/senior housing community, association, or related organization.

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