We generally accept admission applications for the Hayward Campus-based MS in Health Care Administration (MS-HCA) program in the Fall and Spring semesters. The application period for Spring applications is August 1-November 1. The application period for Fall 19 is October 1-May 31. The admission application can be found at Cal State Apply (https://www2.calstate.edu/apply).
For admission application information for the online MS-HCA program, please go to University Extension for application information (https://www.ce.csueastbay.edu/ce/programs/health-care-administration/#admission)
Applicants are urged to submit all of the required application materials early in the application period rather than later. Assuming that an applicant submits a strong application, the applicant who submits early in the application process has a significantly higher likelihood of admission than the applicant who submits later in the application period.
The MS-HCA program is open to the person planning for or advancing a career in a health care field, who has a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. We do not require applicants to submit standardized test scores such as the GRE or GMAT. Admission to the program is competitive, meaning that not every qualified applicant is admitted. Admission will be granted based upon the Admission Committee’s overall assessment of the student’s qualifications and academic/career potential, using the following criteria:
All applicants must submit an online Graduate Admission application declaring Health Care Administration as a degree objective, and transcripts, at CSU APPLY along with a non-refundable fee. For the "Statement of Purpose" and "References" sections on the application, applicants may put "submitted directly to the department."
In addition, applicants must also submit the Statement of Purpose, 2 letters of reference, and a resume directly to the Department of Public Affairs and Administration at the following address:
California State University East Bay
Department of Public Affairs and Administration
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, MI 4122
Hayward, CA 94542-3040
ATTN: Dominic Brooke, MPA
The Department cannot accept materials sent electronically. We prefer all documents be mailed to us, but they may also be hand-delivered.
Please remember that both your online application to the University and the application materials for the department (resume, statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation) must be postmarked or received by the application deadlines.
Applicants will be notified of the Department's decision via email. Applicants will be required to confirm acceptance of admission by the deadline stated in the email or the offer may be withdrawn.
If any applicant’s undergraduate coursework was completed outside of the United States, the admission application will be processed by the CSUEB Center for International Education (CIE). Applicants should contact CIE for additional information regarding their required application materials. Information regarding CIE, including their contact information can be found at: http://www.csueastbay.