USC Price School of Public Policy

Length of Degree and Completion Rates

Most students pursue the MHA program as full-time students and complete the program in two-three years. Students may also enroll in the MHA program as part time and may complete the program in three-five years. The time limit for completing a master’s degree at USC is five years.

Students who enter the MHA program have a high completion rate. Completion rates have dramatically improved after the latest revision to curriculum (2010). As noted below, between 74-80% of the students entering in 2010 or 2011 completed within two years, and 94% of the 2010 enrollees completed within three years. The program’s retention rate is over 93%, and has even improved for enrollees in the new curriculum.

MHA
Academic Year # Entering % Graduate within 2 years % Graduate within 3 years % Graduate within 4 years % Graduate within 5 years % Retention (Graduated or Still Enrolled)
AY 2005-06 34 44% 68% 85% 88% 88%
AY 2006-07 30 50% 77% 87% 90% 93%
AY 2007-08 34 29% 74% 85% 85% 85%
AY 2008-09 40 45% 93% 95% 95% 98%
AY 2009-10 48 58% 83% 85% 92%
AY 2010-11 34 74% 94% 100%
AY 2011-12 44 80% 95%
AY 2012-13 67 99%