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Online M.S. in Administration

Earn respect from the executive team and loyalty from your own.

You don’t have to be a born leader to be an effective one. You simply need to expand the skills that enhance your leadership qualities. Our MSA program gives you the confidence to lead by primarily being outcome driven – providing management theories and principles used by successful leaders around the globe, while giving tomorrow’s leaders and managers, like yourself, the opportunity to put theory into practice.

If you are eager to bring a new skill set to the workplace, you can complete the program in as little as nine months.  Choose from a diverse group of program electives that allow you to tailor your experience to match the career goals you hope to achieve.

Options include:

  • Effective Communication

  • Leadership

  • Project Management

  • Program Evaluation

  • Human Resource Management

At A Glance

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    Credits30 credits

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    Average Completion Time1 year

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    Cost$480 cost per credit

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    LocationCSUB Online

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    Modality100% online

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    Admission CycleFall, Spring, and Summer

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    Next Application DeadlineFall 2023 Priority: May 1, 2023

Program Details

How to Apply & Upcoming Deadlines

Application to the online M.S. in Administration (MSA) program at CSU Bakersfield requires the following:

  • One official hard-copy (unopened) or digital transcript from all colleges attended. Digital transcripts must be sent directly from the college attended to Any transcript from a college / university outside of the United States will require a course-by-course analysis from a transcript evaluation services such as World Education Services (WES). See WES website for more details. Note: If you received your bachelor's degree from CSU Bakersfield, skip this step. You'll be contacted if any further transcripts are required. 

  • Three MSA references (instructions included in Cal State Apply application)
  • Current professional resume
  • Statement of purpose (instructions included in Cal State Apply application)
  • Signed Technology Contract (included within application)
  • $70 application fee

How to Submit Your Application

Complete your application online through Cal State Apply. Select "Administration (MS)" under the "Bakersfield Extension" section. Complete all the necessary steps and submit.

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Application Deadlines

We offer start dates for three terms throughout the year. Please see the deadlines below for each term. Note: Applications submitted by the priority deadline will receive preference for inclusion in a particular term should we receive more admissions than slots available. 

Fall Semester Admission:
Application Opens: October 1
Priority Deadline: May 1
Regular Deadline: June 1

Spring Semester Admission:
Application Opens: August 1
Priority Deadline: October 1
Regular Deadline: November 1

Summer Semester Admission:
Application Opens: January 1
Priority Deadline: February 1
Regular Deadline: March 1

Get Started Today

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