Master of Arts in Long-Term Care Administration

The MALTCA online is a multi-USC school program that combines the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging with training in the administration and management of long-term care organizations.

Students in the Master of Arts in Long-Term Care Administration online program will be participating in a joint program between the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, the USC Leventhal School of Accounting, and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

The Master of Arts in Long Term Care Administration provides an opportunity for professionals who are currently working in a long term care profession to acquire skills and formal training in long term care administration.

The online program requires 28 units of course work. This program is offered in both residential and online formats.

What To Expect In The MALTCA Program

  • Learn the history and current configuration of long-term services and supports (LTSS) programs.
  • Provide an overview of the individual programs that comprise LTSS and their specific statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Learn the economic, political, regulatory, and social conditions that confront managers. Apply managerial theories and practice to the management of long term care including organizational design, strategic management and planning, managing change and innovation, quality assurance, measures of effectiveness, leadership and staff management.
  • Learn the legal issues that managers of LTC confront and how to ensure that these are addressed.
  • Understand the relationship of LTSS to health care in general including acute, primary, ambulatory, and post-acute care.
  • Analyze the financing of LTSS and the problems paying for these services now and in the future.
  • Explore how technology is impacting LTSS.
  • Learn various approaches to developing organized delivery systems.
  • Assess the impact of managed care on LTSS.
  • Learn various ethical issues and the conflicting missions managers face to ensure that services comply with regulatory requirements, address organizational and corporate goals, and maintain a client centered focus.

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