About Senior Housing
Andrew J. Carle, MHSA
Senior Housing Administration
Located within the Department of Health Administration and Policy, College of Health and Human Services, the program in Senior Housing Administration offers the first curriculum dedicated exclusively to the management of the nation's Active Adult, Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Since its inception in 2001 more than 600 students have completed coursework within the program, with alumni employed in community, regional, divisional, corporate, association, and related senior housing positions throughout the United States.
The program in Senior Housing Administration is designed to provide graduates with the operational, marketing, resident care, and hospitality services skills required to become effective executives and managers of senior housing communities. Equally important, the program provides exposure to and understanding of the unique philosophy of senior housing relative to choice, dignity, autonomy, and quality of life for older adults.
Graduate coursework is available as elective credit in the areas of senior housing operations management and sales and marketing, as part of the overall Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) degree.
Undergraduate coursework provides for a concentration in Senior Housing Administration (SHA) as part of a Bachelor’s in Health Administration (BS) degree. The SHA concentration includes coursework in senior housing management and philosophy, sales and marketing, and a senior year internship within a senior housing community or related organization. Concentration electives include coursework in gerontology, psychology of aging, nutrition, death and dying, and assistive technologies.
For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://irr.gmu.edu/new/N_IRRHome/HEOA/HEOA.cfm.