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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program

Accelerated Master of Science in Health Care Administration

Developed by an expert team of faculty and health care professionals, the MSHCA-Accelerated Program (AP) is designed to prepare students for administrative positions in hospitals, managed care organizations, mental health and long-term care settings, multi-institutional system central offices, governmental health agencies, and other health related organizations. Subject areas include the analysis of the U.S. health care system, management and organizational behavior of health care organizations, economic and financial aspects of health administration, strategic planning and marketing, public policy, and ethical and legal aspects of health care management. The curriculum combines online and face-to-face weekend instruction which allow students to juggle work and integrate professional experiences into their academic studies.

If you have any questions please contact Natalie Whitehouse-Capuano, the Accelerated Program Coordinator at (562) 985-5414 or by email at or contact Deby McGill, the Health Care Department Coordinator, by phone at (562) 985-5694 or email at


May 22, 2015, our tenth cohort graduated.


Important Deadlines

April 15, 2016 - Deadline to apply to the HCA Department and to the University for the Fall 2016 Accelerated Program.

We will start accepting applications for Fall 2016 in January 2016.

More about the program and how to apply:

Attend an Information Session:

Apply to the University:

Apply for Financial Aid: