USC Price School of Public Policy

Certificate in Ambulatory Care

The Health Services Administration Program of the Price School of Public Policy offers two certificate programs:

  • Administration of Long-term Care Programs
  • Management of Ambulatory Care Systems

The Certificate in Ambulatory Care is designed to provide practitioners with the means for improving or updating their knowledge and experience in a challenging and professionally relevant course of study.

Required Courses (20 units)

Core Courses (16 units)

  • Problems and Issues in the Health Field (PPD 509)
  • Financial Management of Health Services (PPD 510a) or
    Financial Accounting in the Public Nonprofit Sectors (PPD 516x)
  • Human Behavior in Public Organizations (PPD 545) or
    Modeling and Operations Research (PPD 557)
  • Four units from:
    • PPD 600, PPD 601 or GERO 550
  • One elective

Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Current USC Graduate Students — Applicants for the Certificate in Ambulatory Care who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at USC and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA only need to submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the student services advisor in RGL 102.

Prospective Applicants — Applicants for the Certificate in Ambulatory Care who have not matriculated at USC must make a formal application at the USC Graduate Admissions website:

Applicants must submit the following items:

  1. official transcripts from ALL institutions attended directly to our office listed below:

    Office of Recruitment and Admissions
    650 Child’s Way – RGL 111
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

  2. Resume (upload via online application)
  3. A Letter of Recommendation (uploaded via online application)

Fall 2014 deadline – July 1, 2014

Please contact the USC Price Office of Admissions at for more information.