Minor in Health Administration

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The 20-unit minor in health administration provides students a background in administration and management issues in the rapidly expanding field of health care. They develop the skills necessary to pursue health-related management opportunities in the for-profit, nonprofit and governmental sectors.

Required Courses

Health Administration minors are required to take the following courses:

PPD 325 Fundamentals of Health Policy and Management 
Institutions and processes affecting healthcare policy and management of healthcare delivery in the United States; historical and philosophical roots; access and quality issues; responsiveness to public needs.

PPD 330 Introduction to Healthcare Systems 
Concepts and determinants of health and illness; healthcare delivery organizations and programs; the role of the administrator; issues in healthcare financing and access; quality evaluation; future trends.

PPD 413 Administration of Healthcare Organizations 
Theory and practice; role of governing bodies, medical staffs and quality review committees; current trends; community responsibility; regulatory and oversight agencies.


Students are required to select two courses from the following:

  • PPD 318 Financial Accounting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PPD 320 Organizational Behavior in Public Administration
  • PPD 403 Management Analysis I
  • PPD 407 Financial Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PPD 414 Community Health Policy and Planning

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

To declare this minor program, please click here.

To learn more about this minor program or to declare it, please contact:

Sarah Esquivel, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admission
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 111
Los Angeles, California 90089-0626
(213) 740-0399
[email protected]