Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MSHSA)

The Master of Science in Health Services Administration is appropriate for students preparing to become health service administrators or managers in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, medical group clinic managers, nursing homes, public health departments, state and federal health agencies, military health services or other health service organizations.

Specific entrance requirements have been established by the university and the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology. Information about the entrance requirements is available at the department office.

Students who wish to design a specific, individualized master's degree related to health science should also consider the M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Students can successfully combine courses from several relevant fields to build interdisciplinary programs serving their career goals in such areas as Community Health Education, Health Promotion, Environmental Health, Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, and Gerontology. For further information see the M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the CSUSB catalog.

Students may also earn a certificate in Finance, Accounting, and Information Systems along with the Master of Science in Health Services Administration.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Paulchris Okpala, D.HSc, MHA, MPA, RCP, CRT


Applications to the program open November 30, 2015 to May 16, 2016. Please note that the guidelines were updated 1/29/2016 and please use this version.
Application Guidelines and Application for Admission

Application must be made to the department for the MSHSA program AND to the University.