Health Care Administration, M.Sc. | California State University, Bakersfield | Long Beach, United States
12 months
13684 USD/year
13684 USD/year
8932 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Health Care Administration at California State University, Bakersfield will foster and enhance critical thinking, communication, management, a public service perspective, and engagement in the policy process among present and future managers in government, nonprofit, and health care organizations within the San Joaquin Valley. 


The purpose of the Health Care Administration programs at California State University, Bakersfield is to prepare competent, ethical and effective public, nonprofit, and health care managers and leaders to advance the public service.


Our alumni serve in a variety of prestigious capacities, both locally and nationally. They include past and present county administrative officers (CAO’s); chief executive officers (CEO’s) of hospitals, retirement centers, mass transit systems, and special economic development zones; CEO’s of nonprofit organizations; policy specialists for elected officials at the national and local levels; presidents of private industry; presidents of state-wide professional associations; as well as elected public servants at the local and state levels.

Other alumni enjoy professional careers in city management, special districts, social work organizations, criminal justice organizations (law enforcement and prison management), fire and public safety, and in the rapidly growing health care professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Methods in Administration
  • Manage Finance Delivery Health Care
  • Economic Issues in Health and Human Services
  • History and Context of U.S. Health Care
  • Marketing in Health and Human Services
  • Health Policy and Policy Research
  • Strategic Management in Health Care and Human Services
  • Legal and Ethical Issues with Health Care
  • Program Evaluation
  • Management in Non-Profit Organizations
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Health Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH

30 or 36


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university: official transcripts from all college/university work
    • Transcripts from a college/university outside of the U.S. will require a course-by­ course analysis
    • Affidavit of financial support
    • Insurance agreement form
    • A copy of the student’s passport
    • A statement of purpose
    • Current professional resume
    • 3 letters of recommendation from former professors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8932 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

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


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