M.S. in Health Care Administration

The M.S. in Health Care Administration (MS-HCA) program has been designed to provide working health care professionals with the knowledge, skill sets, and abilities needed to be effective health care administrators and managers. Health care delivery is undergoing rapid growth and change in the United States and around the world, a change that has accelerated in the 21st century. As a result, the responsibilities of health care administrators and managers are continuously being redefined. In this dynamic environment, organizations must manage for continuous improvement and maintain flexibility to respond to the latest challenges. This underscores the constant need for health care professionals to keep pace with new knowledge and gain new skills.
The MS-HCA program seeks to develop professionals who understand how to manage non-profit, for-profit, and voluntary health care organizations in effective and innovative ways and who can help health care organizations successfully meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment. Students in the MS-HCA program acquire the analytical skills needed to explore new models of health care delivery and organizational design. They also develop the leadership skills needed to discover and implement creative solutions to problems in the current health care system.

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In 2011, Professor Toni E. Fogarty received funding from the California State University Commission on the Extended University to develop a fully online and self-support MS-HCA degree program.  The project was one of seven projects approved for funding out of a total of twenty-five submitted projects. The online MS-HCA program, which is one of the few fully online MS-HCA programs offered by the CSU system, admitted its first cohort in Fall 2012.

In 2012, the program was accepted as a member of the Higher Education Network (HEN) of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  ACHE is the primary professional association of health care administrators, managers, and executives.

Our online Master of Science in Health Care Administration was recently ranked #14  by TheBestSchools.org. Please see "The 25 Best Online Master of Healthcare Administration Degree Programs" for more information.

Current MS-HCA students participate in healthcare-related conferences and competitions, publish in healthcare journals and participate in selective internship and training programs.  Alumni of the program attend prominent Ph.D. programs, participate in prestigious internship and fellowship programs and hold high-level positions in regional healthcare organizations and political office.

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