Mar 03, 2021  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021

Health Systems Management Engineering (MS)

Gerontology Center 240
(213) 740-4893

Program Director: Shinyi Wu, Ph.D.

This program is jointly sponsored by the Epstein Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and the USC Price School of Public Policy and administered by the Epstein Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. This degree is designed for students with sufficiently quantitative bachelor’s degrees in engineering, the sciences or applied social science who are interested in operations management and health care applications, and whose career objectives lead to increasing technical management responsibilities in large health care organizations, particularly hospitals. Students with less quantitative social science or other non-technical backgrounds interested in health administration objectives may also want to consider the Master of Health Administration program in the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Master of Science in Health Systems Management Engineering

At least 31 units are required for the degree. Some combinations of courses may require students to complete more than 31 units. Admitted students may count courses taken for completion of the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Operations toward this degree. This program is available via distance education.

Applicants to the program are expected to have mathematical competence representative of that provided by an undergraduate degree in engineering; competence in basic descriptive and inferential statistics; competence in microeconomics. Admitted students who do not meet the course work requirements will be assigned courses to complete the deficiencies.