The Mission of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Health Policy and Management Program is to enhance the profession and practice of health management and policy through instructing new and mid-career students in evidence-based policy and management principles and practices.
The program actively engages and collaborates with the broader health care community to provide the essential knowledge base, skills, and learning experiences that enable our graduates to help shape the health care environment across various sectors of the industry, and to contribute in meeting the health care challenges facing our society.
The program prepares students, both new entrants and mid-careerists, to advance in the health care workforce and contribute to health care institutions and policy locally, nationally and globally. In an interactive and inclusionary learning community of health care scholars, practitioners, and alumni, students gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the fundamental characteristics and processes of health policy and health care delivery systems critical for their professional development and advancement.
The vision for the USC Price School of Public Policy Health Policy and Management Program is to help transform health care through the application of innovative and collaborative methods that integrate sound analytic skills with inclusionary leadership and organizational knowledge.
We believe that program stakeholders (students, staff, faculty, and the organizations and people that we engage) will shape the future of health care. The application of our research and teaching strategies in partnership with a diverse set of health care organizations will contribute to improvements in health. As part of our vision, we believe that our accomplishments will be recognized, and our expertise sought after, so that we contribute positively to the transformation of health care delivery systems.
The values for the USC Price School of Public Policy Health Policy and Management Program are:
These three statements reflect the programmatic characteristics that separate the USC Price Master of Health Administration program from other MHA programs. By virtue of our program placement in a preeminent school of public policy, we can take advantage of school-wide resources focused on public policy foundations such as economic principles and methods, organizational processes shared by public, private, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as commonly applied evaluative methods. Our graduates will need to understand the complex web of healthcare industry stakeholders in order to create new processes that shape the field through innovation and collaboration.