Application Deadline Extension: The application deadline for the Master of Science in Health Systems Management Engineering has been extended to March 1, 2021.

Master of Science in Health Systems Management Engineering


Spring 2021:
October 1, 2020

Fall 2021:
March 1, 2021


The MS in Health Systems Management Engineering is administered by the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, with courses offered through the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (also a co-sponsor of the degree program). 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 health care organizations, particularly hospitals.

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
  • Safety operations
  • Healthcare project management
  • Hospital efficiency improvement

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

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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