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Health Care Management, M.S.

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The Master of Science degree in Health Care Management assists people presently or previously employed in health care to develop the necessary managerial skills and awareness of recent innovations in health care delivery systems in order to fulfill the responsibilities of management positions in the industry. The program’s unique interdisciplinary character permits students to take courses in many disciplines, including management, nursing, marketing, computer information systems, accounting, finance, health science, and others.

Admission to the Program

 In addition to university requirements for admission to CSULA for graduate study, the Health Care Management program requires a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 in the last 90 quarter units (60 semester units) attempted. In addition, the program requires one or more years of work experience in health care, and two letters of recommendation.
To apply for admission to the program, applicants should send the following:

(1) A cover letter addressed to the coordinator, M.S. Health Care Management program, College of Business and Economics, requesting admission to the
     program, indicating the quarter and year in which applicant intends to enroll if admitted, with information on the applicant’s GPA and work experience.
(2) A résumé that documents a minimum of one year of work experience in health care.
(3) A statement of the applicant’s career objectives, indicating why the applicant is pursuing the degree.
(4) Two letters of recommendation, preferably from persons who have supervised the applicant’s work in a health care setting. Applicants should apply
      to the University and the M.S. Healthcare Management program at the same time. 

Requirements for the Degree (48 units)

A total of 48 units are required, with at least 40 units in 500-level courses.

Comprehensive Examination (0 units)

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (BUS 596 ) after completion of all required courses except MGMT 595  / NURS 595  Advanced Field Study and fulfillment of college and departmental requirements regarding the examination.

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