Health Care Administration, MSCHA

PPA Department Mission Statement

The Department of Public Policy and Administration at CSU Bakersfield will foster and improve critical thinking, communication, leadership, management, and ethical reasoning for present and future managers in government, nonprofit, and health care organizations within the San Joaquin Valley. The critical skills learned from this curriculum will ensure that managers in the government, nonprofit, and health care sectors exercise governance in an inclusive and socially responsible manner.

HCA Mission Statement

The purpose of the Master of Science in Health Care Administration Program (MSHCA) is to prepare evidence based, reflective practitioners for management and administration in health care organizations and to advance the following principle:

All health care organizations, professional groups and private and public purchasers should adopt as their explicit purpose to continually reduce the burden of illness, injury and disability and to improve the health functioning of the people of the United States. (US Guiding Principle for Health Care from President Clinton’s Advisory Council)

Professional and Academic Standards

Consistent with established university academic and professional standards, students must develop and demonstrate integrity in all activities to inspire public confidence and trust. Students and applicants found by formal review of the department, to be lacking in academic integrity or in professional ethical standards of behavior may be denied admission, placed on probation, suspended or dismissed from the programs. Such departmental actions are, of course, subject to university review and appeal.