Program Overview

California State University in East Bay offers the Master of Science in Health Care Administration. This program is designed to build on already learned healthcare knowledge, while also providing working professionals the necessary skill set and abilities to positively influence health care administration. The Masters level degree option caters to individuals with two years of experience, who are seeking to advance in current careers. This program may also be ideal for those interested in acquiring a position in this ever-changing and fast growing industry. The industry requires healthcare professionals to constantly respond to the changes with continuing education. 

Students may gain the analytical skills to asses and apply new models of health care delivery while also developing leadership skills needed to implement resolutions to current issues with the health care system. Successful students should use the learned academics when pursuing careers utilizing management methods when leading non-profit, for-profit, and voluntary health care organizations to effectively help health care organizations meet and overcome the challenges of a rapidly changing environment. 

Graduates should culminate the program by demonstrating a full understanding of the five primary competencies required by all health care administrators and managers. The competencies should ensure a graduate is able to perform accurately for the best workplace outcomes. Students will contribute the following take a-ways when entering the healthcare field: communication and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the health care environment, and business skills and knowledge.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission



    Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5

    School Overview

    With a current strategy focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), California State University East Bay, founded in 1957, continues progressing forward into the twenty-first century. Cal State University East Bay awards 50-plus bachelor’s and over 35 master’s degrees, along with certificates, in more than 100 fields of study.

    The Cal State East Bay Online campus provides flexible programming while offering multiple degree options. Classes are based on 11-week quarter sessions, and many students entering with fulfilled course prerequisites can complete the degree programs in two years. For students requiring the first two years of lower division courses, Cal State East Bay maintains links to neighboring community colleges that offer online transfer programs. Furthermore, online courses are asynchronous and many include reading, weekly assignments, and class discussions.


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