Type of Degree
MHA/MSN Nursing, Accelerated Option
Type of Program
General University Information
California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University (CSU) system and the third largest university in the state of California by enrollment. The University is located at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than one mile from the border with Orange County.
The Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MSHCA) curriculum consists of 45 units of course work. Required courses cover the essential functions of management and critical aspects of the US health care system. Electives, tailored to students’ learning goals, include courses in health care site specialization and other academic disciplines.
The Department of Health Care Administration at CSULB has established affiliation with a large number of regional health care facilities that furnish internship sites, field trip settings, and personnel resources and adjunct faculty. The Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME).
Students who do not meet the criteria above may be admitted conditionally.Conditional admission criteria:
- Complete MSHCA Application (for MSHCA Application Form click here).
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 9 units of course work that include: accounting, economics and statistics.
- An applicant must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better. Those applicants with less than 3.0, but with acceptable evidence of professional potential shown through recent academic performance and experiential background, may be admitted by special action of the Department Admissions Committee.
- A current and complete resume including references.
- Statement of Purpose describing your career goals in Health Care Administration.
- Submission of scores on recent Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a score of 500 or better.
- Interview with member of faculty or program director may be required.
- Students without a bachelor’s degree must submit proof of graduation during their first semester of enrollment.
- Students whose undergraduate cumulative GPA is less than 3.0 but greater than 2.50 may be admitted if:
- The student presents a record of strong job performance in a health administration position; and
- If the student has an overall score of over 500 on the GMAT.
- Students admitted under these conditions must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 in their first two semesters of enrollment in the Program.
Long Beach, CA