Certificate in Senior Living Administration

The Certificate is led by industry veteran Andrew Carle who previously directed the nationally recognized undergraduate program in Senior Living Administration at George Mason University.

The Certificate offers great value to working professionals and prepares students for growth opportunities within the field of senior living.

Program Highlights

  • 15-credit Certificate Program
  • Format: Flexible Hy-flex learning, online or in-person
  • Length: Complete in as little as one year/two semesters


Deadlines: Ongoing rolling admissions for Spring or Fall entry

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Preparing Professionals to Work in Senior Living Administration

The Certificate in Senior Living Administration from the Graduate School of Arts & Science offers a unique graduate curricula focused on independent senior living with courses in Senior Living Operations Management, Senior Living Sales & Marketing, and Internship opportunities in the nation’s leading senior living communities. Designed for leaders working in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, this flexible 15-credit program can be completed in as little as one year/two semesters.

Expert Faculty and Practitioners

All courses are taught by Georgetown University faculty. Students may choose to pursue electives in any of the GU schools on campus, pending instructor, and program director approval.

A Flexible Senior Living Administration Curriculum Customized By You

Certificate courses are offered in-person on Georgetown’s main campus in Washington, DC. Certificate students have the opportunity to learn alongside Master of Science students in the same classroom.

Senior Living Administration Course Highlights

  • AGHL 601: Senior Living Operations Management (3 credits, Fall)
  • AGHL 602: Senior Living Sales & Marketing (3 credits, Spring)
  • HESY 628: US Health Systems (2 credits, Fall)
  • Three electives from the following programs: Aging & Health, Health Systems Administration, Public Policy (7 credits
  • Internship (optional)

Admissions Requirements

Completed Online Application

All students require an online application to be completed through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Degree & GPA Requirement

Students must have a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Recommendations & Supplemental Data Form

2 Letters of Recommendation

Personal Statement

A personal statement explaining why the applicant wants to pursue the Certificate in Senior Living Administration and how obtaining this Certificate in Senior Living Administration would contribute to the attainment of the applicant’s professional goals.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Applicants must upload a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) illustrating work experience.


Applicants are required to submit copies of unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Graduate School’s How to Apply (new window) page for additional details and FAQs. Official transcripts from each institution are required upon admission.

International Applicants

TOEFL or IELTS scores: Only for students who did not receive their undergraduate or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the language of instruction for the entire institution.

Tuition Rate

Students pay graduate tuition for the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS).

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