Sep 28, 2022  
USC Catalogue 2022-2023 
    
USC Catalogue 2022-2023

Health Systems Management Engineering (MS)


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Gerontology Center 240
(213) 740-4893

Program Director: David Belson, PhD

This program is jointly sponsored by the Epstein Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Keck School of Medicine and is 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 healthcare organizations, such as hospitals. Graduates will be particularly prepared for employment in work to improve healthcare systems in terms of performance and quality. Course work will include various aspects of health care such as information systems, project management and models of care. The USC Master of Science in Health Systems Management Engineering uniquely blends management, clinical and engineering disciplines into a single degree.

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 such as provided by an undergraduate degree in engineering; understanding of basic statistics; and competence in microeconomics. Admitted students who do not meet the course work requirements will be assigned courses to complete the deficiencies.

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