Health Sciences

California State University Northridge

24 months
20286 USD/year
20286 USD/year
8406 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


It is the mission of the Department of Health Sciences at California State University Northridge to enable students to develop the critical knowledge and skills required to assume professional responsibility and leadership in health promotion, disease prevention, administration and clinical practice in a variety of healthcare settings.


Advising occurs during regularly scheduled times each semester. Program advisement should be obtained at that time. Some programs require advisement prior to Spring registration. Health Sciences students from California State University Northridge are responsible for completing all of the requirements for the degree as listed in the Catalog the year in which they were admitted. Substitutions for a required course may be permitted only by petition submitted prior to enrollment in the course.


A degree in Health Administration may lead to different leadership positions in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, physician practices, public health departments, mental health organizations, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, consulting firms, health insurance organizations and healthcare associations, as well as specialized positions in finance, human resources, materials management, government relations, information systems, marketing/public relations, patient care services, medical staff relations, and planning and development.

A degree in Public Health will be of use to students who are pursuing a career as an activity director, elderly programs coordinator, adult day healthcare director, adult protective services counselor, AIDS educator, alcohol and substance abuse educator, American Indian education coordinator, cardiac rehabilitation worker, child protective services counselor, community health educator, corporate fitness program coordinator, diet counselor, disability evaluator, drug rehabilitation specialist, elder nutrition program coordinator, eligibility worker, employee assistance program coordinator, environmental educator, epidemiology assistant, family planning counselor, fitness counselor, grant writer, health education materials writer, health educator, human service specialist, industrial hygienist, long-term-care ombudsman director, media specialist, medical equipment sales representative, nutrition educator, patient educator, pharmaceutical sales representative, public health inspector, rehabilitation counselor, reproductive health educator, retirement program educator, secondary school teacher, senior citizen’s center coordinator, social services counselor, social worker, volunteer services coordinator, weight loss center manager, wellness program coordinator, women’s health center director or women’s shelter director.

A degree in Radiologic Sciences will prepare students to work with patients and physicians, performing a wide variety of diagnostic imaging procedures within the radiology (X-ray) department. Students will be prepared for a career as a cardiac cath technologist, cardiovascular imaging technologist, computed tomography (CT) technologist, department area supervisor or manager, educator, emergency and trauma radiographer, federal medical device inspector, general diagnostic radiographer, interventional (IR) technologist, magnetic resonance imaging (MR) technologist, mammographer, quality assurance/quality control specialist, radiation MQSA inspector, radiation protection physicist or state diagnostic medical equipment inspector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health Problems
  • Advanced Concepts of Health Behavior
  • Administration, Supervision and Consultation in Public Health
  • Seminar: Epidemiology
  • Advanced Biostatistics for the Health Sciences
  • Supervised Field Training
  • Supervised Field Training
  • Research Design 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




42 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
3 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20286 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20286 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8406 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

If you are not a resident of California, add $396 per unit.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Health Sciences
California State University Northridge