Executive Master of Health Administration

Sol Price School of Public Policy

Developed for both mid-career clinical and management professionals, the Executive Master of Health Administration program from the USC Price School delivers a transformative graduate-level educational experience designed to prepare the nation’s leading health care professionals.

Coursework is delivered primarily online, supplemented with two, five-day in-residence sessions held at the USC main campus, with a curriculum geared for the active working professional.

Career Options

Sample Courses

HMGT 540 Health Care Economics, Financing, and Reimbursement (2 units)
In this course students will:

  1. Learn to apply health economic concepts to current health care issues and evolving policies and regulations associated with reform and market developments
  2. Develop an understanding of key economic factors driving the health care market
  3. Examine evolving health care financing and policy issues associated with reform from a legal, regulatory and market perspective

HMGT 602 Operational Efficiency Processes in Health Care Organizations (2 units)
In this course students will:

  1. Understand Six Sigma and Lean Metrics at a fundamental level
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply Six Sigma and Lean tools to achieve higher quality and improved productivity in health care processes
  3. Use change control and documentation to develop skill in establishing process baselines and ensuring permanence in process improvement

PPD 518 Quality of Care (2 units)
In this course students will:

  1. Understand various approaches to performance improvement in clinical areas in the in-patient and out-patient settings
  2. Develop an understanding of the national, state and local programs monitoring and reporting on quality of care, the various matrices used and how quality of care reporting impacts reimbursement for providers
  3. Develop competency interpreting published data and using reported data to inform and educate care givers and consumers