Health Sciences

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    Department of Health Sciences

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    Public Health Full-time Faculty

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    Master of Public Health C.H.E. 2023 Cohort!

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    Master of Public Health Tseng C.H.E. 2023 Cohort!

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    Master of Public Health A.E. 2023 Cohort!

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    Master of Public Health Students at the APHA Conference 2023!

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    Health Administration Full-time Faculty

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    Master of Science in Health Administration 2023 Cohort!

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    MHA: ACHE College Bowl 2023 Winners!

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    Radiologic Sciences Full-time Faculty

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    Radiologic Sciences Students in Lab

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    RS students at California Society of Radiologic Technologist's 84th annual conference

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    Congratulations to the RS Class of 2023!

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    RS Students Attend a Conference

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    Senator Padilla and Mrs. Angela Padilla at 50th Anniversary Gala!

MHA Prospective Students > FAQs

Please read these FAQs to learn more about the CSUN MHA program.

What can I do with a MHA?

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 companies,
  • medical group management organizations,
  • home health agencies,
  • health information technology companies,
  • consulting firms,
  • biomedical industries,
  • and many more organizations.

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

What makes the CSUN MHA program unique?

The CSUN MHA program prepares a diverse student body for leadership positions in health care organizations. Graduate students in the program can advance in their current health care, health services, or health administration positions. 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.

How long will it take to complete the CSUN MHA program?

Because our program is centered one early- and mid- career working individuals, all of our core MHA courses are in the evenings from 7:00pm to 9:45pm. We have several sequences tailored to the needs of our different constituencies. Program is offered in 2, 3 or 4 year sequences. However, our most common is a 3-year sequence with individuals taking 3 courses per semester.

Do you offer summer and winter courses?

Some electives are offered during the summer semester to help students that would like to lessen the course load during the fall/spring semesters. No courses are offered during the winter session.

What are the application deadlines?

Priority deadline for Fall admissions is February 1st. Regular admission deadline is April 1st. Students are accepted once a year for Fall admission.

Do you require pre-requisite courses for the MHA program?

Each student is provided an individually designed pre-requisite program. The program requires an accounting course and a statistics course. The specific program will provided at the time of acceptance.

What financial aid resources are available?

Newly accepted MHA 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 website. Scholarship applications can be filed via the CSUN Scholarships website.

How many students do you accept each Fall?

Over a four-year average, we receive about 85-90 applications per year. We offer an invitation to join our MSHA program to about 62% of the applicants.

How much does the program cost?

The tuition and fee structures for CSUN graduate programs can be found on our web-page

Tuition for Fall/Spring semester is $7,176.00. International students add $250 per unit.

If you are not a resident of California, you must add $396.00 to your tuition for each unit. All basic fees are mandatory.

*The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum.  Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate.  Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initial charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees.  All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate.  Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

Does the program offer any online or hybrid courses?

Our MHA program requires students to attend class in person. Some classes may be hybrid (half online and half in-person).

Do you offer Spring admissions?

We only offer Fall admissions. 

Is the GRE required in order to apply?

No GRE is required for admissions into the MHA program.