Healthcare Decision Analysis

Biopharmaceuticals | Consulting | Health Insurance

Progressive MS in Healthcare Decision Analysis

The Progressive Degree Program enables current USC undergraduates to begin work on their Master of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis while completing requirements for their bachelor’s degree.

Graduates of the program will have developed strategic management tools for business careers in healthcare, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices & diagnostics, and health insurance.

Program Benefits

Fast-Track Your Success
  • Earn your bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as 5 years
  • Reduce your master’s degree requirements and tuition cost (ONLY 24 UNITS)
  • Begin your career ahead of your peers at a higher position and salary
Simplified Admissions Process
  • No application fees

Requirements for Degree Completion

The progressive Master of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis degree requires completion of 24 units with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Core Courses (select up to 24 units)
  • HCDA 501 Fundamentals of Healthcare Insurance Design (3 units)
  • HCDA 502 Comparative International Healthcare Systems (3 units)
  • HCDA 503 Competitive Healthcare Intelligence and Pricing (3 units)
  • HCDA 506 Foundations of Insurance and Global Access (3 units)
  • HCDA 507 Foundations of Product Development and Commercialization (3 units)
  • HCDA 510 Business Implications of Healthcare Reform (3 units)
  • HCDA 515 Medical Decision Analysis and Modeling (3 units)
  • HCDA 520 Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology (3 units)
  • HCDA 525 Healthcare Literature Analysis and Applications (3 units)
  • HCDA 530 Total Product Development (3 units)
  • HCDA 540 Executive Leadership and Healthcare Marketing (3 units)
  • HCDA 550 Healthcare Innovation: Creativity to Value (3 units)
  • HCDA 553 Advanced Pricing Strategies (3 units)
  • HCDA 560 Managing Effective Partnerships and Mergers (3 units)
  • HCDA 580 Seminars in Healthcare Decision Analysis (3 units)
  • HCDA 590 Directed Research (3 units)
  • PMEP 547 Programming Methods for Empirical Analysis of Health Data (4 units)
Elective Courses (select up to 6 units)
  • BPMK 500 Biopharmacuetical Marketing Management (3 units)
  • BPMK 503 Biopharmaceutical Advertising and Communication (3 units)
  • BPMK 504 Market Access and Reimbursement Strategy (3 units)
  • BPMK 506 Biopharmaceutical Product Pricing & Competition (3 units)
  • BPMK 508 Marketing Research and Analytics (3 units)

Admission & Application

You may apply for admission to this program if you have a USC GPA of 3.0 or higher and have 64-96 units completed at the time of application.

Ready to apply?
  1. Email to discuss Proposed Course Plan
  2. Download the application and proposed course plan forms:


Our program administrator is here for guided assistance through the process or additional information about the program:

Michelle Ton
(213) 821-6478

We look forward to assisting you with your application!