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Healthcare Administration Graduate Schools in California
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If you're looking for an exciting and challenging career in the healthcare field, healthcare administration may be right for you. Medical and health services managers supervise healthcare facilities or departments within facilities and work in a variety of settings including general hospitals, specialty hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health services, and physicians' offices.

With a healthcare administration degree, you can prepare for a variety of roles. To learn more about the health administration schools in California, click on a school name below, submit your information and a school representative will contact you to answer any questions you may have.

A medical and health services manager wears many hats. These professionals are responsible for the fiscal operations of their facility as well as attending board meetings, supervising personnel, recruiting and hiring, administering programs, monitoring healthcare equipment usage, and determining the need for new or additional equipment.

A competent medical and health services manager will be able to keep up with changing trends in medical advancements, technology, and insurance and governmental regulations. Good communication and time management skills are also important. Becoming a medical and health services manager requires a bachelor's degree in healthcare management; however, some employers require a master's degree in healthcare management.

Education for Healthcare Administration in California

You will find that admission to a graduate program in healthcare management typically requires completion of a bachelor's degree along with submission of a resume, letters of recommendation, and test scores from the GRE or GMAT exams.

Some programs may require prerequisite courses or a certain undergraduate grade-point average. The time frame needed to complete a master's degree in healthcare administration is generally two years of full-time study, although some programs may be shorter or longer.

A master's degree in healthcare administration can be completed either online or in a traditional classroom, and some universities even offer students a choice of programs. In California, there are many different universities to choose from when pursuing a master's degree in healthcare administration as you can see in the list at the bottom of the page.

When you choose a program, it is important to verify that it is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Also, many institutions have internship opportunities available so you can gain real-world experience. If you are a working professional, many schools offer flexible class schedules, so you may be able to complete some of your courses online. Be sure to take all of these aspects into consideration when you are researching health administration graduate programs.

Career Outlook for Graduates in California

This rewarding career field is expected to have much faster than average job growth in the coming years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected in 2012 that 73,300 jobs for medical and health services managers would be created by 2022. Job growth in this field is likely due to an aging population with increasingly complex healthcare needs.

California has the second-largest number of individuals working as medical and health services managers in the nation. Currently, there are 26,860 medical and health services managers in the state. California is also the second-highest paying state for medical and health services managers, who have a median annual salary of $118,040 (BLS 2013).

Six of the top paying metropolitan areas in the United States for medical and health services managers are in California. The top five highest paying metropolitan areas in the United States are Madera-Chowchilla, California; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California; Vallejo-Fairfield, California; San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California; and Salinas, California. Merced, California, is the seventh highest paying metropolitan area for medical and health services managers.

However, cities are not the only places in California where medical and health services managers earn very comfortable salaries. The Eastern Sierra Region of California is the top paying non-metropolitan area in the United States for medical and health services managers, and the Mother Lode Region of California is also fifth on the list of highest paying non-metropolitan areas for medical and health services managers.

Take the next step to earning your master’s degree and request information from the schools below. Compare multiple programs and find the best health administration program to help you reach your career goals and aspirations.

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Argosy University (Los Angeles, CA / Orange, CA / San Francisco, CA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Public Health
Ashford University (San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:
MA - Health Care Administration (online)
MBA - Health Care Administration
MBA - Health Care Management (online)
Ashford University Online (San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:
MA Health Care Administration (online)
Brandman University (Irvine, CA)
Programs Offered:
MBA - Health Administration (online)
California Coast University (Santa Ana, CA)
Programs Offered:
MBA - Health Care Management (online)
California College-San Diego (San Diego, CA / San Marcos, CA)
Programs Offered:
Health Services - Health Promotion (MS)
Healthcare Administration (MS)
Healthcare Administration (MS) (online)
Healthcare Informatics (MS)
Master of Public Health (MS)
California State University-East Bay (Hayward, CA)
Programs Offered:
MPA - Health Administration
California State University-Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
Programs Offered:
MS in Health Care Administration
California State University-Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Science in Health Care Management
California State University-Northridge (Northridge, CA)
Programs Offered:
MBA - Health Services
MS - Health Administration
California State University-San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA)
Programs Offered:
MS - Health Services Administration
Golden Gate University-San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration: Health Services Management Concentration
Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, CA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration: Health Care Administration
Master of Public Health: Biostatistics
Master of Public Health: Environmental Epidemiology
Master of Public Health: Environmental and Occupation Health
Master of Public Health: Global Epidemiology
Master of Public Health: Global Health
Master of Public Health: Global Health/Maternal and Child Health
Master of Public Health: Health Education
Master of Public Health: Health Education (online)
Master of Public Health: Health Policy and Leadership
Master of Public Health: Health Services Research
Master of Public Health: Lifestyle Medicine
Master of Public Health: Maternal and Child Health
Master of Public Health: Medical Epidemiology
Master of Public Health: Nutritional Epidemiology
Master of Public Health: Public Health Nutrition
Master of Public Health: Public Health Practice
Master of Public Health: Public Health Practice (online)
Master of Public Health: Research Epidemiology
Master of Public Health: Spatial Epidemiology
Master of Science in Public Health: Biostatistics
Mount Saint Mary's College (Los Angeles, CA)
Programs Offered:
Masters in Business Administration - Health Services Management Concentration
National University (La Jolla, CA)
Programs Offered:
Masters of Healthcare Administration
Masters of Public Health
San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Public Health - Concentrations: Biometry / Environmental Health / Epidemiolog / Global Emergency Preparedness and Respons / Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences / Health Management and Policy
Master of Public Health/Master of Arts - Latin American Studies
Master of Public Health/Master of Social Work
Master of Public Health/Medical Doctor
Master of Science in Public Health - Toxicology Specialization
University of California Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Programs Offered:
Executive-Style MPH in Health Services Management (EMPH)
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Biostatistics
Master of Public Health for Health Professionals
Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management
Master of Public Health in Health Services Organization
Master of Science in Biostatistics
Masters in Public Health (M.P.H)
Masters of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene
Masters of Science in Health Services
Masters of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.)
Public Health M.P.H./Asian American Studies M.A
Public Health M.P.H/ Public Policy M.P.P (Masters of Public Policy)
Public Health M.P.H/African Studies M.A
Public Health M.P.H/Islamic Studies M.A.
Public Health M.P.H/Latin American Studies M.A
Public Health M.P.H/Law J.D (Juris Doctor)
Public Health M.P.H/Management M.B.A
Public Health M.P.H/Medicine M.D.
Public Health M.P.H/Social Welfare M.S.W.
Public Health M.P.H/Urban Planning M.A
University of California-Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Programs Offered:
Graduate Program in Health Management
Master of Public Health
Masters in Business Administration/Master of Public Health
University of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration: Health Services Management Concentration
Master of Health Administration: Financial Management Concentration
Master of Health Administration: Health Information Systems Concentration
Master of Health Administration: Human Resource Management Concentration
Master of Health Administration: Managed Care Concentration
Master of Health Administration: Management and Leadership Concentration
Master of Health Administration: Marketing and Business Development Concentration
Master of Science in Gerontology: Health Services Management Concentration
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Programs Offered:
Master of Business Administration: Healthcare and BioBusiness Vertical
Master of Medical Management
West Coast University (Los Angeles, CA)
Programs Offered:
MS in Health Administration - Los Angeles, CA


In addition to the campus based programs, there are numerous online programs available for many of the common Health Administration degree types (Associate, Bachelors, Masters) and specialties. Please feel free to use the links on the left-hand side of this page to explore some of the online degree programs available. Thanks for visiting!