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Health Care Policy and Administration (MPA)
This program is designed to provide a quality graduate professional education for individuals entering or currently employed in health services agencies. It prepares graduates for careers in health services administration, planning, policy, evaluation, consulting, and related careers.
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The College of Business Administration and Public Policy offers the MPA degree on-campus and on-line (Internet).
All applicants to the MPA Program, on-campus and on-line, must follow all admission procedures outlined in the catalog section "Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Procedures and Policies."
Applicants will be considered for classified admission to the MPA program if they:
- Hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university,
- Are in good standing at the last institution attended,
- Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) upper division units, or 2.75 overall GPA
- A minimum score of 570 paper-based total, (230 computerized or 88 internet based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required only of international students from non-English speaking countries; or a IELTS score of at least 6.5.
Students may be required to take up to 3 prerequisites as a condition of acceptance into the program. The acceptance letter will identify the specific prerequisite courses indicated for each student.
Applicants admitted on a "conditional" basis must maintain a "B" average every semester that they remain on a conditional status or they will be subject to disqualification after any one semester with a GPA less than 3.0.
Applicants admitted on a "classified" basis must maintain a "B" average every semester. If in any one semester a student's GPA falls below 3.0, they will have one semester to bring their GPA up to the required 3.0 or they will be subject to disqualification. This refers to both the cumulative and the major GPA.
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In addition to the Public Administration major requirements, modules for the Health Care Policy and Administration concentration include:
- Administration of Health Care Organizations
- Legal Issues in Health Care Administration
- Health Care Financial Management
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information
- Tuition Fees: $8,379 (24 units/2 semesters)
- Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $6,336 (16 units/2 semesters)
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree provides students with the educational background and professional competencies needed to secure upper level administrative/managerial positions in a variety of public sector and nonprofit organizations, or in firms with close ties to governments, such as utilities or defense contractors.
The majority of MPA students at CSU, Dominguez Hills are already employed by public agencies when they begin their graduate education and use their Master's degrees for professional advancement within their organizations. Other students with little or no work experience, or those with no managerial experience, use the MPA degree to obtain entry-level administrative or management positions. Students also use the MPA degree as preparation for doctoral study, law school, and careers in teaching and research.
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