Health Sciences

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    Department of Health Sciences

  • CSUN Health Sciences instructor and students in classroom

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the CSUN MSHA program unique?

The Graduate Program in Health Administration prepares a diverse student body for mid-level and senior-level positions in health care management and related disciplines. With a focus on learning-centered courses, community partnerships, research, and scholarship, the Program aims to educate students for professional positions. Graduates of this program will enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of health care and related organizations and improve delivery and access to quality care. 

Our values reflect our commitment to:

  1. Impact: improve the health status and strengthen the health care delivery system in our local, state, national and global communities.
  2. Collaboration: recognize how interdisciplinary teams and organizational partnerships can enhance effectiveness in the health care industry.
  3. Professionalism: instill throughout all aspects of the program including student development and faculty interactions.
  4. Ethics and integrity: demonstrate behavior which exhibits a high degree of character and exemplary behavior. 

We have been serving the Greater San Fernando Valley and in surrounding areas for over 40 years and have close to 2000 alumni many in senior position is a variety of healthcare settings.

How long does it take to complete the MSHA program?

Because our program is centered on early career and mid-career working individuals, the majority of our courses are in the evenings, 7:00PM to 9:30PM.  We have several sequences tailored to the needs of our different constituencies.   Our most common is a 3-year suggested sequence with individuals taking 3 courses per semester.  The 4-year sequence is for individuals who need a slightly slower pace.  The 2-year full-time sequence is for exceptional students with unique needs and who can devote 4 courses per semester.

What can I do with a MSHA?

Our alumni work in a wide variety of healthcare organizations, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Multi-hospital organizations
  • Long-Term care facilities
  • Managed care and health insurance
  • Medical group management
  • Home Health and related facilities
  • Health information technology companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Medical billing companies
  • Biomedical industry
  • Academic institutions
  • Not-for-profit Professional associations

We are here to help you fulfill your career goals.  It is important that you match your career objectives with what we can offer.

What financial aid resources are available?

Newly accepted MSHA students are invited to visit the online CSUN Financial Aid Office. Students seeking loans may visit the CSUN Financial Aid Loans Page. Information about Cal Grants, State University Grants, EOP Grants, and graduate fellowships can be located at the  California Student Aid Commission Web site. Scholarships applications can be filed via the CSUN Scholarships Web site.

The MSHA programs has least two “information sessions” each year for prospective applicants to meet the faculty and learn more about whether the program is a good fit for your goals.