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Program in Health Administration The Tseng College of Extended Learning California State University, Northridge

  • Northridge, CA
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 62%38%
    student ratio
  • Not Reported
    total students
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    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • June 1
    fall application deadline
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    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered


The Online Master of Public Administration -- Health Administration at CSUN

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) offers an online Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) -- Health Administration degree program that trains students to implement public policy in health care programs and services.

The comprehensive and innovative nature of the M.P.A. -- Health Administration degree program ensures that students with diverse professional and educational backgrounds receive the educations needed to advance their careers. Students with degrees in various fields acquire in depth knowledge in health administration, which allows them to apply their expertise to the health care industry. Students with clinical backgrounds but no formal management education acquire the skills needed to supervise workers in healthcare settings.

The Flexible M.P.A. Schedule

Designed for working adults, the program offers asynchronous course meetings that allow students to attend classes and access course information any time. It also provides guaranteed enrollment in required courses; exceptional support services; expert faculty members; and a cohesive learning community.

M.P.A. - Health Administration Curriculum

The M.P.A. degree program curriculum integrates core courses with elective tracks to create individualized courses of study that meet students' academic and career needs.

The M.P.A. -- Health Administration degree program includes 6 core courses, a comprehensive exam, and 5 health administration courses. Required courses include "Seminar in Public Administration and Its Environment," "Seminar in Public Policy Process," and "Research Methods in Public Administration." "Seminar in Organization Theory and Human Behavior," "Public Budgeting and Financial Administration," and "Intergovernmental Relations" are also required courses.

Health Administration courses consist of "Systems for Health Delivery" in the U.S. (national option) and "Health Services Administration Theory and Practice" (national option). Additional courses are "Leadership in Health Administration Practice," "Seminar in Healthcare Organization," and "Managing Change in Healthcare Organizations."

The M.P.A. Exam

The M.P.A. -- Health Administration degree program culminates with a comprehensive exam that covers theories and practices in general public administration and health administration. Students write for 3 hours on topics in each of these areas. Emphasis is placed on analysis and application of theory into practice.

Students receive study exam questions and exam preparation strategies. They are also encouraged to participate in study groups.

Certificates and M.S. in Health Administration Options

In addition to the M.P.A. degree program, students earn graduate certificates in health administration that increase their marketability. They can also use 9 units of M.P.A. credits to satisfy requirements for the Master of Science in Health Administration degree program.

Admission Criteria

Admission criteria for the M.P.A. -- Health Administration degree program at California State University, Northridge include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and a minimum 2.5 GPA. GRE scores (if the GPA is 2.5 to 2.99) and a minimum of 2 years work experience are also admission criteria.

Accomplished Faculty Members

At the core of the M.P.A. degree program in health administration are dedicated faculty members who bring both scholarship and professional practice to their classrooms.

For example, Louis Rubino, Ph.D., FACHE, health administration program director and professor, has more than 20 years of experience managing hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes in Southern California. His research centers on comparison studies of health administration in the United States and China.

In another example, Associate Professor Stephan Chung, Ph.D. conducts research on U.S. health policy and issues involving long-term care organizations. A prolific researcher, Dr. Chong's work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.

Comprehensive Support Services

The Master of Public Health Administration -- Health Administration degree program is offered through the Tseng College at California State University, Northridge. The college provides a full-range of resources that assist students throughout the program -- from the application process through graduation.

For example, coordinators and academic leads ensure that students receive personal support regarding administrative and academic concerns. They also connect students to university services.

Additionally, financial aid professionals help students identify ways to finance their education, and educational technology specialists provide them with personalized technological assistance.

The Tseng College at California State University, Northridge

The Tseng College at California State University, Northridge meets the educational needs of mid-career professionals, international students, and regional employers. Its graduate and certificate programs allow students to build on their strengths and develop expertise in emerging fields.

Flexibility is a key component of program delivery. For example, programs are offered on-campus, off-campus, and online as well as in blended formats.

Furthermore, courses are offered year-round and classes are generally held during the evenings and on weekends.

California State University, Northridge

Established in 1958, California State University, Northridge offers more than 38,000 students nearly 180 bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and teaching credential programs.

It cultivates professionals, leaders, and innovators who achieve the highest levels of success. Alumni include Grammy Award winners, prominent public officials, award-winning teachers, and nationally-recognized news anchors.

CSUN is located in the Northridge neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, in the western region of the United States. Los Angeles, the second most-populous city in the United States, offers many career, educational, and recreational opportunities.

Location & Contact

Program in Health Administration

The Tseng College of Extended Learning
California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
United States

Dr. Louis Rubino


Phone: 818-677-3332

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Health Services Management And Hospital Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA)
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    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
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    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
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    • Master's Degreesbachelor's degree from accredited college or university, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, at least two years of work experience
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    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score of 85 iBT or 563 paper-based) or IELTS (minimum score of 7)




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