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University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s premier teaching and research universities and the oldest private research university in the West. USC’s main campus, located in University Park, lies at the center of one of the world’s largest and most diverse cosmopolitan regions. There are 225 hospitals and clinics that the support the 20 million people living in Southern California, 111 health insurance plans doing business in California, and 900 advanced medical technology companies in Southern California. USC owns two hospitals (USC University Hospital and Norris Cancer Center) and the Doheny Eye Institute, has the highly ranked Keck School of Medicine, and staffs LA County +USC Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Our healthcare system is undergoing profound change unlike any experienced before. Access, quality, and cost of healthcare are critical issues that affect all citizens, residents, and communities. Healthcare and the healthcare industry – which account for more than 16 percent of the entire US economy – involve complex and fast-moving developments in technology, economics, ethics finance, policy and management. California is leading the nation in these changes, and USC faculty are actively engaged in assisting health facilities transition from fee-for-services to managed care facilities.

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$59976.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
If you are an experienced clinical or management healthcare professional aiming to advance or transition in your career, USCs Executive MHA offers an unparalleled opportunity to distinguish yourself as a remarkable leader in a time of profound change.
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Students will be prepared to utilize their skills and respond effectively to changes in the economic, legal and regulatory environments in which they are employed.
$47562.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Aging Services Management (MASM) Program provides the opportunity for current and future aging services managers to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to respond to a rapidly growing population of older people.

The program trains leaders to succeed in a rapidly evolving workplace, to meet challenges with entrepreneurial creativity and to stay on the cutting edge of the aging services industry. It provides the business and management knowledge and skill set to successfully offer products, services and programs to older adults.

The curriculum encourages students to apply academic research into professional applications. Students will be prepared to utilize their skills and respond effectively to changes in the economic, legal and regulatory environments in which they are employed.

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Understand the aging process and the older adults they serve. understand the aging process and the older adults they serve.
$47562.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Arts in Gerontology is designed to help professionals better understand the aging process and the older adults they serve.

Ideal for professionals in the field who wish to further their education, sharpen their skills and gain an invaluable edge, the Master of Arts in Gerontology (MAG) degree offers students an unparalleled opportunity to distinguish themselves. Rooted in the same rigorous intellectual base as the Master of Science degree, the program provides students with a formal education as well as an executive polish to complement their professional experience.

This program is geared toward busy professionals who already have experience in the field of aging, but were educated in other areas such as social work, public health, business, law or medicine. The MAG program will supplement their education so graduates can better accommodate the special needs of older adults.

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Make strategic decisions around communication business issues based on what you know about an organization's strategies, goals and objectives and on the applicable communication research; Utilize written and oral advocacy skills to articulate key communication theories, identify them in practice, use them in business situations, assess and measure effects, and be able to modify your practice based on experience over time; Approach communication issues with an understanding of the appropriate data-gathering methodologies and be able to collect, analyze and interpret the data, thus fostering the problem-solving and decision-making skills essential to a management-level career.
$75852.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Communication Management program provides you with a grounding in conceptual foundations, skills relevant across changing times, and principles of good communication.
The Master of Communication Management program teaches concepts and skills relevant to todays communication professional. You will learn how to design and execute effective communication strategies and tactics across a range of settings, such as supporting a corporation in crisis to regain credibility, or crafting a compelling story for a non-profit organization, or researching new markets for an emerging brand. Throughout the program, you will enhance your critical thinking, presentation and writing skills, to be persuasive to colleagues and clients.

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Understand the ecology of libraries and information networks, their unique environments and how they are governed Articulate and employ professional values and ethics in a variety of situations and circumstances Apply and assess management strategies, practices and decisions Develop and manage content, including negotiating with vendors and licensors, for targeted communities of users Organize, retrieve and manage information for stakeholder benefit Locate, synthesize and translate information to intelligence for various client groups Develop, implement and assess programs and services for enhancing use of information and ideas Understand the role of current and emerging technologies and infrastructure in organizational effectiveness and service delivery Design, apply and interpret different research and evaluation methods to gain insight, assess impact and make appropriate decisions Manage and lead diverse projects and teams, understanding communication and leadership behaviors that affect workplace performance and client satisfaction Apply persuasion and influence through networking, collaboration, and relationship-building Demonstrate a commitment to continued professional education and lifelong learning
$66640.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) online transcends the scope of a traditional library science program, delivering management strategies to help you define your role as a leader.
  • Empowering
    Study leadership tactics geared specifically toward todays library landscape and library science-based professions.
  • Relevant
    Be a part of a field that is constantly evolving along with modern technology and offers a variety of career choices.
  • Unique
    Experience the advantages of the nations only library science degree program to be offered through a leading school of business.
  • Focused
    Choose the general studies track or select one of three distinct specializations to tailor your educational experience to your own aspirations.

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$71373.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program offers a professional education designed to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of a career in public management or in related public and private firms. The MPA program at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is one of the oldest and most distinguished programs of its kind in the United States. USC Price is rated fourth overall among public affairs schools nationwide and ranks fourth for the public management/administration specialty, according to U.S. News & World Report. The MPA program is a two year full-time program and a three year part-time program.

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Provide students with lifelong opportunities to gain real-world experience while making a lasting impact on public health The programs diverse curriculum combined with customized practicum opportunities make the MPH program at USC outstanding
$49931.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The USC MPH program is at an exciting moment in its growth, and we welcome your interest. Our MPH program is highly regarded among all MPH programs in the nation for many reasons, and here are just a few:
  • USC is one of the nations top ranked private research universities
  • Distinguished faculty at USC produce groundbreaking research that addresses critical issues facing our global society
  • The Keck schools unique location, resources and opportunities help create a rich educational environment for graduate students
  • A vast network of individuals throughout the community provide students with lifelong opportunities to gain real-world experience while making a lasting impact on public health
  • The programs diverse curriculum combined with customized practicum opportunities make the MPH program at USC outstanding

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$46648.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The GIST graduate programs are offered by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI), headquartered within the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Established in 2010, the SSI promotes spatial thinking, analysis, modeling and visualization across USC. Through interdisciplinary research and collaboration, faculty, staff and students work to increase the scope and hasten the pace of spatial thinking as a core-learning objective.
Thanks to a faculty of leading GIS experts, plus regular and significant investment in information technology, USC GIST graduates are uniquely equipped to keep apace of an increasingly diverse and dynamic field. They are distinguishable from graduates of other programs in how they think about and use GIS principles and the technology they use to implement those principles, redefining spatial thinking for the 21st century.

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Competencies

  • Health & Health Care: Health Administration
  • Business: Management & Leadership
  • Business: Administration
  • Business: Information Technology
  • Science & Math: Geography

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