USC Price School of Public Policy

Master of Health Administration/Master of Science in Gerontology

Students interested in the management of agencies and institutions that provide services to older people and their families may apply to the Master of Health Administration/Master of Science in Gerontology (MHA/MSG) dual degree. Students gain skills to manage long-term care facilities and public and nonprofit agencies providing services to the aging. This degree is conferred by the Price School of Public Policy and the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

Requirements
This dual degree requires 72 units, including 36 units in gerontology and 36 units in health administration.

Gerontology
Physiology of Development and Aging (GERO 510) – 4 units
Life Span Development Psychology (GERO 520) – 4 units
Life Span Development Sociology (GERO 530) – 4 units
Social Policy and Aging (GERO 540) – 4 units
Administration and System Management in Programs for Older Adults (GERO 550) – 4 units
Integrating Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Approach (GERO 555) – 4 units
Field Practicum (GERO 591z) – 8 units
Research Methods (GERO 593) – 4 units

Health Administration
Problems and Issues in the Health Fields (PPD 509) – 4 units
Management of Long-Term Care Organizations (PPD 601) – 4 units
Financial Management of Health Services (PPD 510a) – 4 units
Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery (PPD 513) – 4 units
Economic Concepts Applied to Health (PPD 514) – 4 units
Modeling and Operations Research (PPD 557) – 4 units
Human Behavior in Public Organizations (PPD 545) – 4 units
Strategic Management of Health Organizations (PPD 515) – 4 units
Intersectoral Leadership (PPD 500) – 2 units
Economics for Policy, Planning and Development (PPD 501a) – 2 units

Any course substitutions are done by petition on an individual basis and should be part of a carefully developed course of study. The Price School of Public Policy should be consulted concerning this program of study.