Health Sciences

Master of Science in Health Administration

The Program

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:

  • hospitals
  • public health
  • mental health
  • managed care systems
  • long-term care
  • community health
  • insurance

Health Administration graduates are ready to compete in the health care marketplace.


Those interested in the degree program are encouraged to email Dr. Brian Malec, Health Administration Graduate Coordinator, or call his office at (818) 677-3143.

Admission Requirements

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 Financial Aid web site 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.

Field Experience

The Health Administration graduate program stresses the importance of a practical work experience. Each graduate student completes field training in a health care organization.