George Mason University

College of Education and Human Development

Senior Housing Administration, MS


Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS Senior Housing Administration, Senior Housing Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Senior Housing Administration is the nation’s first stand-alone degree for assisted living/senior housing professionals and is intended to train executives for careers in this rapidly growing field. Multidisciplinary course work enables students to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information relative to the aging population, the evolution of assisted living and related senior housing services within the U.S. health system, current regulatory and policy issues, and the application of executive-level hospitality, healthcare, and housing management practices to these services. 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 (i.e., memory issues and 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 overall skills. A capstone practicum is required, during which students complete designated course work and work experience within a host assisted living/senior housing community, association, or related organization. The program schedule is geared toward working professionals.


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Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36 to 39

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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