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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program

Master of Science
in Health Care Administration
(Accelerated)


The Master in Health Care Administration Accelerated Program (MSHCA-AP) is designed to prepare working professionals for administrative positions in health care organizations which requires a minimum five years of work experience in the health care industry. The MSHCA-AP program requires 45 credit hours consisting of 15 core courses. The program offers foundation courses early and more advanced healthcare specific courses later in the program.


Prerequisites

At least nine units of financial accounting, microeconomics, and statistics, all of which must be completed before the first semester of graduate study (but may be in progress during the application process) and must be taken within the last ten years. Note: a passing grade in the CLEP exam will fulfill our accounting and microeconomics prerequisites.


Accelerated Education Model


YEAR I

First Quarter: Fall

     Orientation (No Credit)

    1. HCA 502: The Health Care System (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

    2. HCA 505: Organization and Systems of Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration majors only.

Second Quarter: Winter

    3. HCA 503: Health Care Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 300.

    4. HCA 530: Strategic Planning/Marketing in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: HCA 502.

Third Quarter: Spring

    5. HCA 537: Managed Care (3)
    Prerequisite: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502.

    6. HCA 515: Advanced Financial Management in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 201 or ACCT 500; HCA 502; Health Care Administration majors only.

Fourth Quarter: Summer

    7. HCA 510: Human Resources Mgmt. in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisite(s): Health Care Administration majors only.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 502

    8. HCA 527: Research Methods in HCM (3)
    Prerequisites: SOC 170 or equivalent statistics course, Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502 and advancement to candidacy


YEAR II

First Quarter: Fall

    9. HCA 517: Advanced Healthcare Info Systems Management (3)
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502.

    10. HCA 535: Quantitative Methods in Health Care Adm. (3)
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502

Second Quarter: Winter

    11. HCA 524: Advanced Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care (3) 
    Prerequisite: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502

    12. HCA 550 Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Services (3)
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502

Third Quarter: Spring

    13. HCA 536: Hospital Management (3) 
    Prerequisites: Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502.

      OR

    14. HCA 580: Internship in Health Care Administration (3) 
    Prerequisite: Senior status only.

    HCA 698: Project (3)
    Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy & completion of minimum 27 graduate units in HCA.

Fourth Quarter: Summer

    15. HCA 528 : HCA 528 Managing Population Health (3) 
    Prerequisites:Health Care Administration majors only, HCA 502.


(If you have any questions please contact Natalie Whitehouse-Capuano, the Accelerated Program Coordinator at (562) 985-5414 or Natalie.Whitehouse-Capuano@csulb.edu or contact the Health Care Administration department by phone at (562) 985-5694 or hca@csulb.edu.)

MSHCA-AP News

We're pleased to present the following 2017 graduates from Cohort 12 of our MSHCA-Accelerated Program.

Congratulations, graduates!



We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort.  The deadlinte to apply to the HCA Department and to the University for the Fall 2018 Accelerated Program is April 15, 2018.

More about the program and how to apply:

Attend an Information Session: Register

Apply to the University: CalStateApply

Apply for Financial Aid: FAFSA