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:

Fundamentals of Health Policy and Management (PPD 325)
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.

Introduction to Healthcare Systems (PPD 330)
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.

Administration of Healthcare Organizations (PPD 413)
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:

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

Contact Information

Sarah Esquivel, Assistant 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