The Master of Science degree in Health Care Management (MS in HCM) at Cal State LA has been a local staple since 1975. It is one of the longest-running programs of its kind positioned in a business school environment and accredited by AACSB International. We know how to graduate practice-ready healthcare managers capable of leading positive change. No other top business school in California teaches you more about healthcare management. Our program's key advantages are:
- the only AACSB accredited HCM master's program in the Los Angeles basin
- quality education with numerous healthcare practitioners in the classroom
- affordable and reputable program that celebrates diversity and compassion
- interdisciplinary curriculum and faculty expertise
- multicultural student body in the heart of the world’s key metropolis
- frequent executive guest lectures from the most successful and innovative healthcare industry players
- student involvement in the American College of Healthcare Executives and
other professional networks
We assist people who are presently, or were previously, employed in healthcare settings to develop the necessary managerial skills and awareness of the most recent innovations in healthcare delivery systems to meet the demands of management positions in the industry. The program has a unique interdisciplinary character that permits students to take courses in many disciplines, including psychology, nursing administration, computer information systems, finance, and public health. Quality, diversity, efficiency, and compassion are the hallmarks of our program.
Distinguish yourself with a distinguished degree in Health Care Management!
Please browse our site to
- Review our Master of Science Degree in Health Care Management program as listed in the University Catalog under Graduate Programs, College of Business & Economics
- Identify unique benefits of our program
- See a list of admission requirements for the M.S. Health Care Management program
- Be aware the admission is a two-part process. Students must be admitted to the University and also be
admitted to the Health Care Management Program. Applicants must complete the California State
University graduate application form (available online at www.csumentor.edu/admissionapp/grad_apply.asp)
and meet University admission requirements for graduate study, including
a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent
academic preparation as determined by the Office of Admission or
appropriate campus authority. For information on admission to CSULA,
contact the Admissions Office at (323) 343 3901.
- Apply for admission to the M.S. Health Care Management Program
- Request a document containing information about the M.S. Health Care Management program, with sample course program and quarter-by quarter plans.
In addition to University requirements for admission to CSULA for graduate study, the M.S. Health Care Management program requires a 2.75 or better grade point average (GPA) in the last 90 quarter units of undergraduate studies. (90 quarter units are equivalent to 60 semester credits.) In addition, the program requires one or more years of work experience in health care, and two letters of recommendation.
Domestic students should apply to the M.S. Health Care Management program after acceptance by the University to graduate studies. International students should apply to the University and the M.S. Health Care Management program at the same time.
Email applications may be sent to HCM@calstatela.edu
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, including:
a. the quarter and year in which applicant intends to enroll if admitted;
b. the number of years the applicant has worked in the health care;
c. Full name, address, email, and telephone number of the applicant;
d. If available, the applicant’s CSULA campus identification number;
e. The applicant’s undergraduate GPA in the last 90 quarter units.
(2) A resume that documents 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. Letters may be provided on the organization’s letterhead and addressed to the Coordinator, M.S. Health Care Management Program, alternatively on the recommendation forms.
(5) A completed “course program” and quarter-by-quarter plan of the courses the applicant intends to take.
(6) A photocopy of the university’s letter of acceptance to graduate studies (for domestic students; not required of international applicants).