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.
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
“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 Us Apart
Today, the health care industry involves complex and fast-moving developments in technology, economics, ethics, finance, policy and management. The USC Price MHA 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. The program also 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:
An intersectional health management and policy degree emphasizing five key areas: management operations leadership, health policy analysis, quality of care, health finance, and health information technology
Additional breadth and depth with two available additional areas of specialization
Connections with renowned health policy and management faculty who make significant contributions to the field
Access to numerous employment opportunities and strong ties to public- and private-sector health care communities
Location in Southern California, home to 225 hospitals, dozens of clinics, 100+ health insurance plans, and 900+ advanced medical technology companies
A required 1,000-hour administrative residency that gives you the necessary experience to enter the job market in health care when you graduate
A Career-Building Residency
As an MHA 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.
The Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC aims to promote health and value in health care delivery through innovative research and policy in the United States and internationally. The center brings together policy experts and health economists from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the School of Pharmacy. It uses a novel, interdisciplinary approach to advance economic, health services and policy research, and to train a new generation of global health policy leaders.