Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA)
Information packet and application instructions. Application Deadline is March 31, 2014
The Master of Science in Health Administration prepares the student for a full range of health care administration careers in management, planning, marketing, consulting and related roles. Elective courses permit specialization in delivery systems such as hospitals, nursing homes, and managed care and areas such as health informatics.
The program prepares students to assume management and leadership roles in public, voluntary and private health care agencies and organizations. Graduate courses are usually offered during the evenings to accommodate students who are employed.
Opportunities in Health Administration
Health care is one of the fastest growing, most dynamic and necessary industries. The field offers energetic, creative, and enterprising individuals a host of administrative and service options. Career opportunities continue to expand in:
- public health
- mental health
- managed care systems
- long-term care
- community health
Health Administration graduates are ready to compete in the health care marketplace.
Those interested in the degree program are encouraged to email Janet Reagan, Ph.D, Health Administration Graduate Coordinator, or call her office at 818-677-2298. Or, call the Health Sciences main office at 818-677-3101.
Students may enter the program in the fall semester. Applicants to the graduate program must meet the requirements of the university's graduate programs and those of the Master of Science in Health Administration program.
Education Financing Opportunities
The University makes a full range of assistance available to students. For information, visit the CSUN Financial Aid website or call 818-677-3000.
CSUN is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Practitioner Advisory Committee
The Health Administration program benefits from the ongoing guidance and support of a distinguished group of healthcare managers and clinicians. Members of the Practitioner Advisory Committee work in a variety of areas in the healthcare industry and their professional expertise enhances the curriculum.
The Health Administration graduate program stresses the importance of a practical work experience. Each graduate student completes field training in a health care organization.
Master of Science Degree: Health Administration
The Master of Science program requires a minimum of forty-five (45) semester hours of course work beyond the Bachelor's degree level. Applicants who lack appropriate undergraduate preparation may be required to complete qualifying course work.
Approved course in Accounting.
Approved course in Statistics.
Health Sciences 510 - Systems for Health Services (3)
Health Sciences 511 - Intro to Health Administration Theory (3)
Health Sciences 513 - Health Services Administration (3)
Health Sciences 517 - Health Economics & National Health Policy (3)
Health Sciences 521 - Health Care Ethics (3)
Health Sciences 523 - Seminar in Medical Care Organization (3)
Health Sciences 613 - Managing Change in Health Care (3)
Health Sciences 614 - Financial Management (3)
Health Sciences 615 - Information Management for Decision Making (3)
Health Sciences 616 - Quality Assurance/Health Care (3)
Health Sciences 618 - Strategic Planning (3)
Health Sciences 619 - Third Party Player Impact on Health Delivery (3)
Health Sciences 625 - Integrative Seminar (3)
Health Sciences 693A or B - Supervised Field Training (2)
Health Sciences 693C - Supervised Field Training (1)
Health Sciences 697 - Directed Comprehensive Studies (CR/NC) (0) or,
Health Sciences 698 - Thesis/Graduate Project (0) (Faculty permission required)
Elective Courses (9 units with Advisor approval)
Health Sciences 414 - Health Law (3)
Health Sciences 422 - Health Services for Elderly and Mentally ill (3)
Health Sciences 438 - International Health (3)
Health Sciences 505A - Health Informatics
Health Sciences 515 - Seminar in Healthcare Information Management (3)
Health Sciences 518 - Managed Care (3)
Health Sciences 620 - Hospital Administration (3)
HHD 502 - Aging Policy
HHD 504 - Current Issues in Aging
Chair, Department of Health Sciences: Anita Slechta, MS, BSRT, REHS, ARRT (R)(M), FASRT
Health Administration Program Director: Louis Rubino, PhD, FACHE
Graduate Coordinator: Janet Reagan, Ph.D
Frankline Augustin, DPPD, MSHA
Stephan Chung, PhD
Salvador Esparza, RN, MSHA, FACHE
Brian Malec, PhD
Janet Reagan, Ph.D
Louis Rubino, PhD, FACHE
Jerome Seliger, PhD
Emeritus Faculty: Miriam Cotler, Ph.D.
The Health Administration faculty maintains close contact with professional groups and practitioners. In addition to contributing to the degree program, faculty continually seeks to link student learning experiences with practice.
Masters of Science in Health Administration Program
Department of Health Sciences
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8285