Programs Master’s Master’s Programs Industrial & Systems Engineering MS in Health Systems Management Engineering

Master of Science in Health Systems Management Engineering


Spring 2023  -  September 15th
(application & scholarship consideration)

Fall 2023  -  March 1st
(scholarship consideration)

Fall 2023  -  June 1st

Spring 2022:
October 15, 2021

Fall 2022:
April 1, 2022


March 2023: This program is expected to undergo a revision regarding the required number of units for completion of the Masters degree.  The proposed revision would change the required units from 31 to 28 units.  Updates to the requirements will be posted here when available.

The MS in Health Systems Management Engineering prepares students for careers in the healthcare industry. Hospitals and the healthcare system are in desperate need of redesign from a cost, quality and productivity standpoint. Employers are seeking the skills offered in this degree. Courses are from the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. This degree is for students with a background in sciences, engineering, or applied social science. They will be expected to be agents of change and providers of training themselves. The degree leads to increasing technical or management responsibilities in health care organizations, particularly hospitals, and consulting.

The MS in Health Systems Management Engineering prepares students to tackle important issues within the healthcare industry by increasing their knowledge and skills in:

  • Healthcare information systems
  • Quality management
  • Supply chain improvement
  • Hospital efficiency improvement

Prospective students can explore additional funding opportunities through the Health Systems Management Scholarship.

A Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Operations is also available.

International Students: This program is eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings, and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.

  • A minimum of 31 units is required for the MS in Health Systems Management Engineering degree
  • Required Courses: 22 units
  • Advisor-approved elective courses: 9 units
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.

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Published on June 1st, 2020

Last updated on April 20th, 2023