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Health Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, CA,
The graduate program in Health Administration at California State University Northridge prepares a diverse student body for mid-level positions in healthcare organizations in the Greater San Fernando Valley. Graduate students in the program can advance in their current healthcare, health services or health administration positions or by making their initial entry into a health administration role.


With a faculty focus on learning-centeredness, community and university service, as well as scholarship, the program is well positioned to educate students for professional practitioner positions aligned with the current healthcare environment.

Vision: The graduate program in Health Administration from California State University Northridge aspires to prepare a workforce that will enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare organizations and improve the delivery and access to quality care in our service community. The program consistently seeks to meet the national standards associated with excellence in graduate education in health administration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the graduate program in Health Administration will demonstrate:

  • Mastery of the conceptual and technical knowledge and skills relevant to successful health administration practice.
  • Mastery of the analytical, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required for successful practice.
  • An ability to integrate classroom knowledge and skills, and be able to bridge the gap to the professional practice of health administration.
  • An appreciation of the importance of professional ethics and continual professional growth.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership in Health Administration Practice
  • Health Economics and National Health Policy
  • Health-Care Ethics
  • Seminar in Health-Care Organization
  • Managing Change in Health Care Organizations
  • Health Administration: Financial Management
  • Information Management for Decision Making and Control
  • Quality Assurance in Health Care
  • Strategic Planning in Health Administration
  • Third Party Payer Impact on Health Delivery
  • Integrative Seminar in Health Administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    47 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA.
  • Graduate Record Examination.
  • Undergraduate degree. Students not having a degree in health administration, if accepted, will be required to take a qualifying program prior to being admitted to classified graduate status.
  • Work experience.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
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