Certificate in Ambulatory Care


The USC Price School of Public Policy offers two health management certificate programs: Administration of Long-term Care Programs, and Management of Ambulatory Care Systems.

In the increasingly complex and forward-moving health care industry, it is especially important to be adept in the most current and effective practices. The Certificate in Ambulatory Care Systems provides practitioners the means to update their knowledge and experience in a challenging and professionally relevant course of study.

Required Courses (20 units)

Core Courses (16 units)

  • Problems and Issues in the Health Field (PPD 509)
  • Financial Management of Health Services (PPD 510a) or
    Financial Accounting in the Public Nonprofit Sectors (PPD 516x)
  • Human Behavior in Public Organizations (PPD 545) or
    Modeling and Operations Research (PPD 557)
  • Four units from:
    • PPD 600, PPD 601 or GERO 550
  • One elective

Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Current USC Graduate Students — Applicants for the Certificate in Ambulatory Care who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at USC and are in good standing with a 3.0 GPA only need to submit the appropriate paperwork for adding the certificate program, which may be obtained from the student services advisor in RGL 102.

Prospective Applicants — Applicants for the Certificate in Ambulatory Care who have not matriculated at USC must make a formal application at the USC Graduate Admissions website.

Applicants must submit the following items:

  1. Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended must be sent directly to our admission office:

    Office of Recruitment and Admission
    650 Child’s Way – RGL 111
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

  2. Resume (upload via online application)
  3. Letter of Recommendation (uploaded via online application)

July 1 – Fall Semester

Please contact the USC Price Office of Admissions at [email protected] for more information.

For certificate programs that meet federal Title IV eligibility, USC is required by the U.S. Department of Education to disclose certain Gainful Employment (GE) information. The following Gainful Employment Disclosure Template link provides information regarding related jobs, cost, loan debt and completion rate for the program: