BS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Long-Term Care Administration

This degree completion program in Long-Term Care Administration is designed for the student who has previous college credits, and would like to earn a degree that could take less time and cost less money than many other Bachelor’s degree programs with greater core course requirements.


The IDS program is similar to a General Studies program in that you can customize your learning experience, work toward your individual goals, and excel quickly toward your degree.

At a Glance

  • Industry-specific curriculum prepares you for more responsible positions in a variety of occupations.
  • Courses blend content with your professional experience, allowing for immediate application in your work setting.
  • A generous credit-transfer policy is designed to award maximum credit for both traditional and non-traditional learning experience.
  • Faculty with practical experience work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
  • Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location. No on-campus residency required.


Bachelor degree students must complete 128 credits, and at least 25% must be completed through Saint Joseph’s College. As part of the IDS program, baccalaureate students will have an opportunity to study across disciplines. Students pursuing an associate’s degree in IDS will complete one approved minor. The long-term care administration minor can also be earned as an Associate of Science Interdisciplinary Studies degree (AS LTCA, IDS) .



Michael Mileski
Michael MileskiOnline Health Administration/Long Term Care Administration Faculty
DC, Texas Chiropractic College
MA, Kaplan University
MS, Kaplan University
BA, University of Southern Florida
Donnelle Eargle
Donnelle EargleOnline Health Administration Faculty
PhD, University of Arizona
MEd, University of Georgia
BA, Winthrop College
Steven Chies
Steven ChiesOnline Long-Term Care Administration Program Manager Online Health Care Administration Faculty
MHA, Saint Joseph’s College
BES, University of Minnesota


Terrie FreemanRegistered Nurse
“Saint Joseph’s allowed me to pursue an education — while being a full-time employee and raising two small children — without neglecting my other responsibilities.”
Deanna RavelletteCertified Assistant Administrator
“ I love that I can go at my own pace and can still work a full time job!”
Patricia HoldenAssistant Administrator
“My experience at Saint Joseph’s was an excellent one. The Professors were great and extremely helpful.”


Employment is projected to grow faster than the average. Job opportunities should be good, especially for applicants with work experience in healthcare and strong business management skills. Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations.

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