USC Price School of Public Policy

MHA Students

MHA StudentsMHA students come from all over the country and many nations in the world. They vary in cultural diversity, background, experience, interests, professional training, work experience and education.

Many see MHA as a way to change careers, move into high growth delivery sectors, or to assume more significant management or executive roles in their organizations. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other highly educated allied healthcare professionals often view the MHA degree as a way to improve management of their practices or to pursue non-clinical roles in healthcare organizations.

With this diversity, all are similar in their leadership potential, analytical and writing competencies, and their commitment to making a difference in their organizations and the field in general.

MHA Student Characteristics

MHA Program Characteristics 2015-2016
Total Enrollment 140
% Enrolled Full Time 84%
% Enrolled Minority ^ 52%
% International 5%
% Outside Southern California ^ 31%
Average Age 26
Average Class Size (Core Courses) 36
# of New Students * 62
Undergraduate GPA (interquartile range) * 3.07 – 3.49
GRE Verbal Score (interquartile range) * 149 – 156
GRE Quantitative Score (interquartile range) * 149 – 157
GRE Composite Score (interquartile range) * 297 – 313

^ Domestic Students
* Entering Students – Fall 2015