Past performance as evidenced by work experience, community service, and prior academic accomplishments
Commitment to educational and career goals, as demonstrated particularly in the written statement
Ability to contribute to a collaborative learning environment.
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with GPA of 3.0 or better
A minimum of 5-8 years professional experience at mid to senior career level with demonstrated upward potential
Demonstrated managerial experience including supervisory and budgetary responsibilities
Strong recommendation letters from professional references
Strong personal statement of purpose
Due to the nature of being online, students are required to have:
A modern and well operating computer (ideally a laptop less than 3 years old) able to connect to the internet wirelessly.
Microsoft Office installed.
Connected webcam and microphone for live video conferences and recording video.
High-speed internet service able to stream video, upload large files, and send and receive live video.
No firewall that would block access to many commonly used cloud-based software services such as Google Apps, YouTube, Yammer, Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoToMeeting, and many learning software services licensed to USC.
Recommended technologies include:
Mobile iOS or Android device able to run numerous apps.
Headset with both speaker earbuds and microphone.
1. USC Graduate Admission Application - Submit a Graduate Admission Application online.
Applicants have the option to submit supplemental materials along with the online Graduate Admission Application. This includes a résumé, personal statement or letters of recommendation. For all application materials not submitted online, we request that hard copies be sent directly to the Admissions office to expedite the application process. Official transcripts cannot be submitted online and must be provided sealed and sent directly to the Admissions office.
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
IMPORTANT NOTE: Transcripts sent to other USC addresses may cause significant delays in the application review process.
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
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. For more information regarding financial services, please contact 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.
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, please submit the following packet of information to USC’s School Certifying Official.
Recent Certificate of Eligibility
Completed Application for Semester Entitlement (ASE) Form
Copy of a valid photo identification
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.
IMPORTANT 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.
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