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Application Requirements-MSA-HCM

Graduate applications are processed through CSUB’s Graduate Student Center. Transcripts and all required documents should be sent to the Graduate Student Center. When all materials for admission to the MPA program have been received they are forwarded to the BPA Student Services Department. We prepare a file and give it to the MSA-HCM Program Advisor for review and admission consideration.

Please send all documents to the following address:

CSUB Graduate Student Center
Attn: Renee Rugnao
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93311

1) Submit a graduate application at This application serves as an application to both CSUB and the MPA program. You may also submit the application fee of $55 online.


2) Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities you have previously attended.

Recommendation letters:

3)Two letters of recommendation (no specific format required). The letter of recommendation should be from one academic and one employment source. The letters should be addressed to the MSA-HCM Advisor, Dr. BJ Moore.

Personal Statement:

4) Submit a personal statement of why you are interested in the MSA-HCM program. You may include your personal statement on the graduate application or send it as a separate document.

International Applicants

International students must submit foreign transcripts in the original language and a certified evaluation of the transcript in English. Foreign transcripts must be professionally evaluated by a reputable company. A suggested list is found at: You need to request a course by course evaluation with degree posted.

International applicants must submit a Confidential Financial Statement and supply documentation that they have the resources to pay for one year of school and living expenses, approximately $27,000. No financial aid or scholarships are available to international students.

An applicant whose preparatory education is principally in a language other than English must have a minimum TOEFL (test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 on paper, 213 on computer based, or 79 on the internet based exam. We do accept IELTS with a score of 70 or higher. The test score report must be sent directly from the testing institution to the university. Copies are unacceptable.

The Confidential Financial Statement and TOEFL scores should be sent to the CSUB Graduate Student Center with the rest of your application package. For any questions regarding international admission to the University, please direct your inquiry to Sonia Silva at (661) 654-6113.

Application Status:

Five weeks after you have submitted all documents you may check your admission status with the Graduate Student Center at (661) 654-2786 or the MSA-HCM program coordinator, Belen Ocampo, at (661) 654-3099.

Master of Science Administration in Health Care Management
Application Check List

Submit the following application materials to:

CSUB Graduate Student Center
Attn:  Renee Rugnao
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA  93311

check box   Graduate application

check box   Official transcripts from each college/university attended

check box   An official TOEFL score report (International applicant)

check box   Confidential Financial Statement (International applicant)

check box   Two letters of recommendation (one academic / one employment)

check box   Personal Statement