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University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s premier teaching and research universities and the oldest private research university in the West. USC’s main campus, located in University Park, lies at the center of one of the world’s largest and most diverse cosmopolitan regions. There are 225 hospitals and clinics that the support the 20 million people living in Southern California, 111 health insurance plans doing business in California, and 900 advanced medical technology companies in Southern California. USC owns two hospitals (USC University Hospital and Norris Cancer Center) and the Doheny Eye Institute, has the highly ranked Keck School of Medicine, and staffs LA County +USC Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Our healthcare system is undergoing profound change unlike any experienced before. Access, quality, and cost of healthcare are critical issues that affect all citizens, residents, and communities. Healthcare and the healthcare industry – which account for more than 16 percent of the entire US economy – involve complex and fast-moving developments in technology, economics, ethics finance, policy and management. California is leading the nation in these changes, and USC faculty are actively engaged in assisting health facilities transition from fee-for-services to managed care facilities.

Master's

  • University of Southern California Executive Master of Health Administration

  • University of Southern California Master of Aging Services Management

  • University of Southern California Master of Arts in Gerontology

  • University of Southern California Master of Communication Management

  • University of Southern California Master of Library and Information Management/Science

  • University of Southern California Master of Public Administration

  • University of Southern California Master of Public Health

  • University of Southern California Master of Science in Geographic Information and Technology

Rankings

USC is ranked 23rd in the "best national universities" category in the 2012 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report.

SPPD ranks seventh nationwide among "America's Best Graduate Schools" for public affairs, according to U.S. News & World Report. It also ranks 5th in public management/administration.

Accreditation

USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC, a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

WASC accreditation for the online Executive Master of Health Administration program is expected in Spring 2012. The MPA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.