EMHA Student Experience

Student Experience

The USC Price School Executive Master of Health Administration online can prepare you to become a transformative executive who can shape strategic alternatives for organizational excellence. Through a rigorous curriculum and supportive faculty of health care leaders, you can learn to implement new technologies and make decisions that positively impact the bottom line — as well as patient safety and satisfaction.


Small Class Size

Small classes between 15-25 students foster a highly engaging learning environment of mutual respect in which ideas, knowledge and experiences are readily exchanged.

Diverse Roles

Within each cohort there is a diverse mix of clinical, management and consulting professionals from a variety of organizations — all of whom have a passion for making a difference in health care.

Team Collaboration

Through group discussions, activities and projects, executive students engage deeply and gain insights from each other.

Tight Community

From the first week of classes through years after graduation, executive students rely on their tightly connected community for camaraderie, professional and personal support.

Blended Learning with On-Campus Residency

On-Demand, Interactive Video Lectures

Created by EMHA professors, on-demand video lectures are chunked in 5- to 15-minute segments, available on your mobile device, and able to play at slower or faster speeds — all to help busy professionals optimize their time and stay on track.

Live Video Conference Sessions

In each class, live video conference sessions are scheduled weekly or bi-weekly to build on assignments, video lectures and readings completed prior to the week’s session. In the sessions, professors answer direct questions, explore course materials in more depth and require students to reflect on current problems in the health care delivery system.

Class Discussions

In familiar discussion board and social network formats accessible by web and mobile device, students regularly engage in formal and informal discussions — just as they would in class or hallways. Professors pose questions that encourage students to integrate course materials or extend their learning in new directions. The discussions are designed to solicit questions among the cohort that expand student understanding across different health care organizations, geographic region or line function within an organization.

Individual and Group Assignments

Each class incorporates a variety of assignments that demonstrate individual and group mastery of the material.  These assignments may be dynamic, in response to new developments in the field, and may require further integration of classics in the field.  At the start of each term, students know exactly when assignments are due.

On-Campus Residency

The two mandatory on-campus residencies allow students to intensively engage face-to-face with their peers, faculty, alumni and key professionals within the field.  Students also appreciate the opportunity to see USC and Los Angeles.

USC Alumni Spotlight

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Jeannine Grinnell

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Don Larsen, a graduate of USC is standing in front of a brick building.

Don Larsen

With an MBA and the Executive Master of Health Administration online degree added to his decades of expertise, Don Larsen heads a growing health care enterprise.

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Joseph Maslak

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