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 prepared members seeking an advanced degree and growth opportunities within the field.

Program Highlights

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


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.

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. Students also have the option of virtually attending the live courses.

Senior Living Administration Course Highlights

  • Senior Living Operations Management (3-credits)
  • Senior Living Sales & Marketing (3-credits)
  • Three Electives in Aging & Health, Health Administration, Health Policy, or Individually Approved Georgetown Courses (9-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 to apply to the certificate program.

Recommendations & Supplemental Data Form

Letters of Recommendation (2) are required for admission.

Personal Statement

A personal statement explaining why the applicant wants to pursue the certificate and how obtaining this certificate would contribute to the attainment of the applicant’s professional goals.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae (optional)

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


Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit our How to Apply (new window) page for additional details and FAQs.

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 Arts and Sciences (GRD).