The Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MSHCA) curriculum consists of forty-five (45) units of course work. Required courses cover the essential functions of management and critical aspects of the US health care system. Electives, tailored to students' learning goals, include courses in health care site specialization and other academic disciplines. Courses are offered in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, at both 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
The Department of Health Care Administration at CSULB has established affiliations with a large number of regional health care facilities that furnish internship sites, field trip settings, personnel resources, and adjunct faculty. The MSHCA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME).
The following CSULB prerequisites must be completed before starting HCA graduate study:
Note: the GMAT/GRE prerequisite may be waived if the student has at least five years of work experience in the health care industry.
Students should contact the Department Chair for a determination of any deficiencies and required remediation.
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A student must be enrolled in the semester or summer session in which advancement to candidacy takes place, and this must occur no later than one semester or summer session prior to completion of course requirements. Normally, a student is eligible and should file for advancement to candidacy after completing six units of graduate course work for the graduate degree program with a 3.0 GPA.
Students will be instructed to apply for advancement to candidacy after all of the following conditions are met:
For further graduate admission or advising information, please contact the HCA Department Office at (562) 985-5694 or email@example.com.