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MSHA Program > Curriculum

To encourage students to continue working in their health care environments, while obtaining their degrees, the CSUN MSHA program allows students to enroll in 2-4 courses per semester. The average student completes the program in 3 years, while taking 3 courses a semester. This educational model, which consists of a minimum of 48 units, accommodates the work schedules of professionals.

Faculty that teach graduate courses use a variety of teaching and learning methodologies that emphasize active student participation to develop competencies. These methods include, but are not limited to in-class presentations, case studies, team activities, external field experiences, strategic/consulting projects, reflective learning, readings, lectures, guest speakers, class discussions, and web modules. Course work is evaluated using a range of assessment methods, which include, but are not limited to case/project review and feedback, journals, experiential reports, class participation, exams, and papers/reports.

If an applicant is accepted with a “Classified” status, it means that they have no pre-requisites to be taken and can begin to take the core MSHA courses. Classified status means they have an undergraduate degree that shows evidence of meeting basic skills and knowledge areas in health administration.

If an applicant is reviewed and accepted into the MSHA program, and they do not have a health administration or closely related field of study, a pre-requisite set of courses will be designed for each accepted candidate. The applicant will be admitted as “Conditionally Classified” and must complete the individually designed pre-requisite program within 12-units in the program. Depending on the course sequence the student picks, this could take 1-2 semesters. The pre-requisite program generally consists of a combination of the following:

  • CSUN has a requirement for some accepted students who did not graduate from one of the 23 CSU campuses to take the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE). Students with an analytical GRE score of 3.0 or above, will be exempt from this requirement.
  • An accounting course (can be taken at a community college)
  • A statistics courses (can be taken at a community college)
HSCI 513Leadership in Health Administration Practice3
HSCI 517Health Economics and National Health Policy3
HSCI 521Managerial Ethics and Healthcare Law3
HSCI 523Seminar in Health Care Organizations3
HSCI 613Managing Change in Health Care Organizations3
HSCI 614Health Administration: Financial Management3
HSCI 615Information Management for Decision Making and Control3
HSCI 616Quality Assurance in Health Care3
HSCI 618Strategic Planning in Health Administration3
HSCI 619Third Party Payer Impact on Health Delivery3
HSCI 625Integrative Seminar in Health Administration3
HSCI 693A&CSupervised Field Training2

Required Courses (36 units)








Electives (9 units)
Students take 3 courses, as electives, with approval from the graduate coordinator to enhance their educational model.


HSCI 697      Directed Comprehensive Studies - Students are required to take a written and oral comprehensive examination that demonstrates mastery of curriculum competencies3

Culminating Experience (3 units)



Printable Brochure of MSHA Curriculum