Master of Health Administration

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Health care systems are undergoing profound changes, and tomorrow’s leaders will make decisions that affect access, quality and cost for millions of people. The field needs leaders and managers – in hospitals, health plans, medical practices, health-related enterprises, and community health organizations – who have the passion and knowledge to shape the future of health care. A Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree from USC Price will provide the skills you need to meet these future challenges head-on.

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Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree Director, Dr. Jason N. Doctor

Degree Director, Dr. Jason N. Doctor

The Norman Topping National Medical Enterprise Chair in Medicine and Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy
Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
Director of Health Informatics, USC Schaeffer Center

(213) 821‑8142
[email protected]

The Master of Health Administration is CAHME Accredited.

Apply Now! Community Impact Scholarship

The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is pleased to announce the Price Community Impact Scholarships.

Incoming master students who plan to enroll in one of the following on-campus programs at the University Park Campus in Los Angeles, CA for the 2024-2025 academic year are encouraged to apply:

  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management (MNLN)
  • Master of Science in Public Policy Data Science (MS PPDS)
  • Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development (MRED)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Master of International Public Policy (IPPAM)
  • Master of Urban Planning (MUP)

To learn more about our Price Community Impact Scholarship including eligibility requirements, visit this page.

“The MHA Program allowed me to learn from faculty and peers who are actively changing the industry and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone, both professionally and personally. Immersive experiences such as my residency within the Finance Department at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles allowed me to tackle complex issues within the U.S. health industry today. I am confident that the program has instilled the foundation for an exciting career ahead.”

Tanushree Dey, MHA ’19

What Sets the Master of Health Administration Apart

Today, the health care industry involves complex and fast-moving developments in technology, economics, ethics, finance, policy and management. The USC Price Master of Health Administration program integrates training in health information technology, health law, behavioral science and policy, finance and economics so that graduates are prepared to respond effectively to new challenges.

USC’s MHA program has been training leaders in health management and policy for more than 40 years and ranks fifth in the nation among health policy and management specialties.

Our Unique Offerings:

A Career-Building Residency

As a Master of Health Administration student you will participate in a 1,000-hour residency program that puts your classroom theory into practice, and ensures your skills are career-ready. Working under the direction of a senior-level manager, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience in the health care industry’s varied sectors and earn a competitive edge in the job market once you graduate.

A program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Management Education.

We Help You Answer the Big Questions

At USC Price you’ll explore and research topical, complex questions that will prepare you for the real challenges facing our country today, such as:

What are the ethics of big data analytics in healthcare?

How can we overcome the racial disparities in health care nationwide?

How can we measure and improve quality of care?

How can we assure that all U.S. residents have access to health care?

How do we control health care costs as the largest generation of adults ages and medical technology continues to advance?

Jump Into a Life-changing Career With a Master of Health Administration

Students who recently graduated from the Price MHA have an excellent rate of employment in diverse fields and sectors within one year of graduating. Click here to view the latest outcomes data.

Research Centers

A stethoscope representing the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

The Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC aims to promote health and value in healthcare delivery through innovative research and policy in the US and internationally. The center brings together policy experts and health economists from the USC Price School and the School of Pharmacy. It uses a novel approach to advance economic, health services and to train a new generation of global health policy leaders.