Health Administration


Advance your career with a master of science in health administration and become a leader in this dynamic field.

Why Earn a Master's in Health Administration?

Health care is a complex, expanding industry, in need of effective managers who can lead organizations through the challenges of change.

Leaders and administrators require a level of expertise and skills not normally attained at the undergraduate level. The master's degree is widely recognized as the essential first step toward an executive and managerial career in most health care organizations.

Health administration graduates have excellent earning potential. You'll find job opportunities in a variety of geographic regions, from small towns in rural areas to big cities around the globe.

Why Study Health Administration at CSUN?

Experienced Faculty

CSUN’s diverse curriculum is taught by highly trained professionals. We have been serving the greater San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas for more than 40 years and have over 2,000 alumni.

Career Advancement

Are you a mid-career professional wanting to take the next step? We'll prepare you for a full range of health care management and leadership careers in management, planning, marketing, consulting, quality improvement, strategic planning, operations and related roles.

Flexible and Affordable

Our all-evening program is designed to accommodate your work and family schedules. Our degree program requires a total of 45 units that can be completed in either two, three or four years. The university makes a full range of financial assistance available to students.

Prepare to Lead

We prepare a diverse student body for leadership positions in health care organizations. With a faculty focus on learning-centeredness, community and university service, as well as scholarship, the program is well positioned to educate students for professional practitioner positions aligned with the current health care environment.

An Accredited, Modern Program

Our program is accredited by the Commission of Accredited Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), one of just four universities in California that offer an accredited graduate program in health administration. Our program focuses on aligning with current health care environment needs, such as leadership, critical thinking, management theory and political and community development.

What You'll Learn

Our faculty emphasize active student participation through in-class presentations, case studies, team activities, external field experiences, strategic/consulting projects, reflective learning, readings, lectures, guest speakers, class discussions and online modules.

We follow a competency-based model and review your progress each semester to ensure you are meeting national standards associated with excellence in graduate education.

Core courses include:

  • Leadership in Health Administration Practice
  • Health Economics and National Health Policy
  • Managerial Ethics and Healthcare Law
  • Health Administration: Financial Analysis and Management
  • Data Management and Analysis for Decision Making in Healthcare
  • Seminar in Healthcare Information Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Strategic Planning in Health Administration
  • Third Party Payer Impact on Health Delivery
  • Supervised Field Training


Careers & Outcomes

Our graduates work in a wide variety of health care organizations, such as hospitals, multi-hospital systems, long-term care facilities, managed care and health insurance companies, medical group management organizations, home health agencies, health information technology companies, consulting firms and biomedical industries.

Below are sample job titles and some of the places our graduates work.

Job Titles

  • Patient Service Manager
  • Patient Experience Coordinator
  • Director, Health Care Services
  • Manager, Private Practice
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Insurance Company Director or Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Reimbursement Specialist
  • Long Term Care Administrator


  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Providence Health and Services
  • CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • USC Keck
  • California Network Growth
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home
  • Cedars-Sinai


Our master's program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CSUN is one of only four universities with a CAHME-accredited program in California.

Admission Information

To be considered for admission to CSUN as a master’s student, you will need to:

Learn more about applying for a master’s program at CSUN. See department page for application details.

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