The MSHCA program is offered at our Main Campus in Bakersfield, California (In-Person)
The Department of Public Policy and Administration at California State University
at CSU Bakersfield will foster and improve critical thinking, communication, leadership,
management, and ethical reasoning to present and future managers in government, nonprofit,
and healthcare organizations within the San Joaquin Valley. The critical skills learned
from this curriculum will promote managers in the government, nonprofit, and health
care sectors to exercise governance in an inclusive and socially responsible manner.
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–local and global interprofessional environments that promote health for individuals and populations.
The MS-HCA graduate program prepares students for decision-making, managerial, and administrative positions in the public, nonprofit, and health care sectors. The program is especially responsive to regional health care and human service needs, preparing graduates for state and local health care management. MS-HCA graduates go on to management and leadership roles in:
- Assisted living facilities
- Consulting firms
- Health insurance organizations
- Health care associations
- Nonprofit organizations
- Physician practices
- Mental health organizations
- Public health departments
- Rehabilitation centers
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Research institutions
MSHCA Contact Information
MSHCA DirectorPhone: (661) 654-4033Email: email@example.comOffice: BDC 106AMore About Dr. Anthony Pallitto, Ph.D
Dr. Anthony Pallitto joins the faculty of BPA with over thirty years of experience in the delivery of healthcare and public administration. Before retiring from Kern County’s Public Health Department, Dr. Pallitto served the students at CSUB as an adjunct lecturer focusing on student internships and health care transition research. Dr. Pallitto attributes his passion for health and health care policy work to his time as a chief flight paramedic where he participated in health care systems nationally and internationally. Dr. Pallitto received his Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University and Master's Degree in Health Care Management from CSUB.