USC Price Advantage: MHA
USC Price degree programs weave classroom and experiential learning. Faculty engage students through an immersive curriculum that develops professional and practical skills for policy-related careers. Internship and capstone courses challenge students to synthesize knowledge for solving real-world problems.
Theory + Practice
USC Price is truly an interdisciplinary school. But we also take this a step further by fostering holistic integration of research and scholarship to solve problems, locally and globally. Price students enjoy the flexibility to explore complex policy issues of the 21st century.
L.A. is a unique, vibrant urban area filled with cultural and economic diversity. This dynamic city looks today like the society of tomorrow. Students who study here have abundant resources to better grasp the problems and solutions that affect quality of life. The more you explore, the more clear it becomes: policy today is leading from the west!
Many insitutions say they are "global." USC, however, gives this meaning. We don't simply offer international experiences — the university is designed to reflect and infuse global society. Critical policy issues transcend boundaries, so USC Price students are trained to address them with broad perspective.
Bringing Global Home
Research is a hallmark of USC Price. Faculty are frequently called upon to provide expertise at local, national and international levels. USC is among the top-10 nationwide in federally funded research — we set the cutting-edge by providing resources, techonology and agility for those who boldly approach challenging issues.
A Premier Research University
Leaving campus does not mean you leave USC. Over 16,000 Price alumni from all 50 states and over 40 countries form a vast, supportive network. Our alumni are deeply engaged. They serve as mentors and professional resources — united by a uniquely enduring bond to the Trojan family.
Trojan Alumni Network
USC Price provides a cohesive education with breadth and depth that sets the MHA program apart.
Specialize and Thrive
Price MHA students are encouraged to specialize by completing at least 12 units of focused electives in a substantive subject area. Specialization tracks include: Management, Operations & Leadership, Policy Analysis, Health Finance, Health I.T., Quality of Care.
The USC MHA program is unique in that it provides academic training to students in all aspects of health care management and policy – from principles of epidemiology to finance to management science.
A University Where Health Care Matters
Agility defines the MHA program at USC Price due in large part to the university’s deep commitment to improving health through research, scholarship, and clinical practice. Students forge relationships within leading hospitals throughout Southern California including L.A. County/USC Hospital, USC Norris Cancer Center, and USC Verdugo Hills.
In addition, students collaborate with faculty and peers at the highly ranked Keck School of Medicine of USC and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and take part in policy discussion at the renowned USC Shaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.
Real Skills for Real Success
Being in a policy school ensures MHA graduates have strong analytical skills, political skills to negotiate within organizations, and the ability to apply these skills across specialty fields related to healthcare. Students gain strong aptitude in:
Negotiation and leadership • Healthcare financial accounting • Financial management • Operations improvement • Health information Systems • Healthcare marketing
In class, you can sit next to a VP or CFO of a hospital or a student just out of undergrad, and all perspectives are valuable – and valued here.
Younes Injar, MHA ’10