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Health Care Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, CA,
The M.S. in Health Care Administration (MS-HCA) program has been designed to provide working health care professionals with the knowledge, skill sets, and abilities needed to be effective health care administrators and managers. Health care delivery is undergoing rapid growth and change in the United States and around the world, a change that has accelerated in the 21st century.

About

Students in the MS-HCA program acquire the analytical skills needed to explore new models of health care delivery and organizational design. They also develop the leadership skills needed to discover and implement creative solutions to problems in the current health care system.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Evolution of the U.S. Health Care System, Health Disparities and Policy 
  • Health Care Management, Leadership and Strategic Planning 
  • Health Care Quality Improvement Tools and Methodologies 
  • Health Care Technology and Informatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    34 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

General Requirements

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 is required and a GPA greater than 2.50 is preferred;
  • Statement of Purpose in pursuing the MS-HCA degree (a 1-2 page essay double-spaced, explaining who you are, your career goals and how the MS-HCA degree will help you achieve those goals, and why you believe you will be successful in the program);
  • Two letters of academic and/or professional recommendation (on professional letterhead). The letter writers should include how they know you, if they think you would be successful in the program and why they think that;
  • Professional resume/vita;
  • All undergraduate/graduate transcripts. (These must be sent directly to University Admissions NOT the Department.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8274 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8274 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Hayward

  • 1370 - 2510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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