Due to the nature of being online, students are required to have:
Recommended technologies include:
A professional résumé will include professional and educational experience, as well as any outstanding achievements, honors, awards, pertinent community or professional activities.
3. Personal Statement
A brief personal statement will describe the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the Executive Master of Health Administration degree, how the degree will enhance or transition the individual’s career, and what the applicant hopes to contribute to the field.
4. Non-refundable Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $85 for all applicants is payable by credit card through the online Graduate Admission Application. Current USC students, alumni, full-time employees, faculty or dependents are exempt from the application fee.
5. Official Transcripts
Attn: USC EMHA Program
50 Northwest Point Blvd, 5th Floor
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
6. Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required. We suggest that applicants who anticipate remaining employed during their studies include a letter of support from their employer. Please note: Letters of recommendation must be submitted through the online application system. We will not accept letters of recommendation through postal mail.
7. Test Scores
official TOEFL/IELTS scores – Official scores must be received directly from the testing service and date no earlier than 2 years (24 months) prior to the start of your intended first term at USC. (Institution code: 4852)
The cost of the Executive MHA is $62,388. The program cost includes all 36 units of tuition for a two-year program sequence. Also included in the program cost are food service fees for HMGT (executive-only) courses and residency.
Additional fees will be assessed for extension of program studies beyond a two-year period.
The USC Price School scholarships are not awarded to Executive MHA students. Tuition assistance may apply for USC faculty and staff. Please check with the USC Benefits Office.
The USC Admission and Financial Aid Office provides financial aid packages to U.S. citizens and eligible non-U.S. citizens, mainly in the form of graduate school loans. Additional information is available to prospective applicants by contacting the USC Admission and Financial Aid office at http://www.usc.edu/admission/graduate/.
Tuition for the Executive MHA may be tax-deductible. We advise that you consult with your financial advisor and/or IRS for more information.
Veterans Administration - Yellow Ribbon Benefits
The USC Price School is proud to partner with the Veterans Administration to provide VA Yellow Ribbon benefits to qualified students. The Price School has allocated funds for five Yellow Ribbon Awards each year at up to $10,000 for each award. The Yellow Ribbon Program provides additional funding for veterans who wish to attend private institutions which can be used to meet any or all of unmet tuition/fee needs, but cannot exceed the total cost of tuition and fees. To qualify to receive Yellow Ribbon benefits, students must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (based on service requirements).
To receive the Yellow Ribbon Program benefits students must be admitted to the University and registered for classes. Once enrolled, submit the following packet to USC’s School Certifying Official:
Take your certificate of eligibility to the Veterans Certification Office and ask them to certify your enrollment to the VA, including Yellow Ribbon. Per federal regulations, eligible recipients will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: The college or university must certify your enrollment to the VA; you may not do so yourself.
To accommodate the schedule needs of fully-employed and executive students, all online programs within USC Price School adhere to an academic calendar different from that of on-campus programs. Specifically, there are three 15-week semesters in an academic year. Additionally, each week begins on a Wednesday and ends on the following Tuesday. This meets the general demand of individual students and project teams who have the largest chunks of time to work on their assignments over the weekend, but are needing a little extra time to refine their work before submitting. Thus most assignments are due on Tuesday before the next week's modules begin. There is a two week break between each semester -- with a little longer break over the winter holidays.
Classes Begin: September 2, 2015
Classes End: December 15, 2015
Classes Begin: January 6, 2016
Classes End: April 19, 2016
Classes Begin: May 4, 2016
Classes End: August 16, 2016
Classes Begin: August 31, 2016
Classes End: December 13, 2016
Classes Begin: January 11, 2017
Classes End: April 25, 2017
Classes Begin: May 10, 2017
Classes End: August 22, 2017
Classes Begin: September 6, 2017
Classes End: December 19, 2017