USC Price School of Public Policy

MHA Specializations

Health Policy Analysis

Health Policy Analysis

Students gain an understanding of microeconomic theory as it applies to health and the management science methods that support decision making in health management and policy settings. The Health Policy specialization builds on the health policy courses MHA students take as part of the required core.

  • Health Policy Analysis Core
    (Required of all MHA students)
    • Problems and Issues in the Health Field (PPD 509)
    • Economics for Policy, Planning, and Development (PPD 501a)
    • Economic Concepts Applied to Health (PPD 514)
    • Modeling and Operations Research (PPD 557)

    Students select 8 units from one or two of the following clusters:

    • Health Policy Analysis Specialization
      • Economic Approaches to Health Policy Analysis (new course)
      • Methods and Applications of Health Services Research (new course)
      • Urban Health Policy (PPD 606)