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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program

Welcome to the Department of Health Care Administration

Health care administration is one of the most important and exciting areas of business and public policy. California State University Long Beach is one of just nine U.S. universities with both fully accredited graduate and undergraduate health administration programs. The graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Management Education (CAHME) and the undergraduate program is a fully certified member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

CSULB's Department of Health Care Administration is among the nation's top business graduate schools for physician executives ranked by Modern Healthcare magazine (2012). We're also very proud that our graduate student team won the 2004 and 2006 College Bowl regional academic competition sponsored by the Health Care Executives of Southern California, and placed second the past six years.

The CSULB Department of Health Care Administration's faculty includes both academic scholars and industry executives from leading Southern California organizations. We also have an active student health professional association, a dedicated HCA Alumni Network, and a dynamic and involved advisory board whose members represent many of the leading health care organizations in Southern California.

Read more in the 2014 HCA newsletter.

Message from the Department Chair

The health care industry is a rewarding field with great opportunities for growth and success. This health care field is thriving due to the many innovations and improvements introduced by creative organizations, health care providers and the Affordable Care Act.  With these new changes, there is no better time to begin a career in health care administration.  Just as the health care industry is expanding and creating more opportunities, our Health Care Administration Department is growing even faster.  Up until 2007, our department typically welcomed approximately 5 undergraduate transfer students from junior colleges each semester.

I am proud to announce that this fall 2013; the HCA department is welcoming a record number of 81 new undergraduate transfer students as well as 30 traditional and 35 accelerated new graduate students.  This success belongs to our executive and full-time faculty members, who have been creatively and diligently improving our curriculum for both graduate and undergraduate students.  Their hard work and dedication to excellence has earned, not only a great reputation in Southern California, but also maximum length of accreditation for undergraduate and graduate programs.  This success is also attributed to HCA graduates and Alumni, who have been performing admirably in health care facilities and making significant improvements to the quality of health care.  Sources such as LinkedIn and Online Forums give us the opportunity to hear and read about the wonderful accomplishments of our Alumni, who are making strides in the corporate world and occupying powerful administrative and managerial positions.

I am delighted to be the Department Chair and Director of Health Care Administration Programs at California State University, Long Beach, where we take pride in our diverse student body, relevant field research, excellence in teaching, and connectivity to the local and regional organizations where our work makes a difference.  Please get involved in our HCA Alumni Network and contribute physically and financially to this organization.  You will have the opportunity to pay it forward by providing support for the new graduates of our programs. Your experience is invaluable and this is a great network for mentoring the recent graduates and potentially hiring them to work for your organizations.  On behalf of our core and executive faculty and staff, thank you for your strong support of the CSULB HCA Department.

Best Regards,

Tony Sinay, PhD

Department Chair


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Contact Information

Department of Health Care Administration
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard Mailstop 4903 Long Beach, CA 90840-4903

Phone: (562) 985-5694
Fax: (562) 985-5886

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Office Location


Please note that hours are subject to change during the summer months and winter/spring breaks.

For information on our MSHCA Programs visit one of our Information Sessions. Click here for details.

We will begin accepting applications for both Master's Programs in January 2015. The application deadline for Fall 2015 is April 15, 2015.