• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $441.50 per credit before fees
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Application Deadlines
    Spring: December 15; Summer: May 15; Fall: August 1
  • Campus
  • Department
    Business Department

The Health Services Executive program opens career opportunities to manage and lead organizations in the long-term care industry:

  • nursing homes
  • residential care
  • assisted living
  • home and community-based services

The degree provides the knowledge and skills required for licensing as a Health Services Executive. Many states recognize this as the standard for long-term care administrators.

This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports. This allows graduates to be eligible to become licensed as a Health Services Executive.

All admission materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time on the deadlines noted.

Transferring Credits

Want to know how your previous college credits will transfer before you apply? Request an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts by one of our professional advisors. Fill out the form below with your major, the semester you'd like to start, and attach your transcripts. Please allow 5–7 business days for your transfer evaluation. UMC accepts all transfer credits that come from a regionally accredited college or University.

Transfer Evaluation Request

Sample Courses

  • HSM 2510 – Population Health (3 cr)
  • HSM 3030 – Health & Disease for Aging Populations (3 cr)
  • HSM 3200 – Health Care Leadership and Planning (3 cr)
  • HSM 3230 – Administration of the Long Term Care System (3 cr)
  • HSM 3240 – Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems (3 cr)

View a sample program plan for more details.

Online Catalog


  • Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) Accredited
  • Accredited by the National Association of Long-Term Care Board (NAB)


As part of the online coursework, students will be required to complete a 1,000-hour internship that consists of experiential learning and aspects of regulatory and leadership education. The internship will occur in the areas of skilled nursing homes, residential care and assisted living facilities, and home and community based services, all of which provide long-term care services and supports. A faculty member must approve the internship site and the necessary paperwork must be completed prior to commencing the internship.

Career Outlook

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for medical and health services managers, including long-term care administrators, continues to be very strong.

The occupation is expected to grow by approximately 32% by the year 2030 with an annual median pay in 2020 of $104,280.


Read the descriptions carefully to determine which fees may apply to you.

Students enrolled in 0.5 or more credits at UMC pay a $250 UMC Campus Fee each semester. The Crookston Campus Fee helps to fund technological infrastructure and student academic support including advisors, tutoring, library, career counseling, and accessibility.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact UMC for additional information:

UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550
Fax: 218-281-8579
Email: umc-fa@umn.edu