UCLA's Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management offers many different opportunities for professional development and career advancement in the healthcare industry.

  • The Executive Master’s in Public Health (EMPH) is one of the most influential knowledge-based leadership programs of its kind.  Located in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, this degree offers a rigorous, fully-accredited, competency-based curriculum in a bi-weekly weekend format that is designed to meet the needs and time constraints of working professionals.

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  • The online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health builds the specialized knowledge and hands-on experience that professionals need to make an impact as managers and executives. Prepare to excel in a rapidly growing field by expanding your skills in strategic decision making, analytical problem solving and business leadership. This online program offers a rigorous curriculum taught by world-class faculty along with the flexibility to work full time while completing a master’s in two years.

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    • The Health Scholar Program provides a 30-40 hour quality educational experience in combination with hands-on involvement, allowing participants to become part of the patient care team and assist with direct patient care. Scholars shift alongside nurses, physicians, allied health professionals and administrators while rotating through inpatient, outpatient and administrative settings.

      COPE Health Scholar offers a number of programs that fit any stage in your journey towards becoming a healthcare professional.

    • Over the course of one week, students will explore different aspects of the U.S. healthcare system and learn about a career in healthcare (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and public health) through lectures taught by UCLA professors as well as trainings, hospital tours, guest lectures, and university visits. Students will connect with other students from around the world while touring Los Angeles. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate of completion from UCLA. Sessions are available in the winter, spring, and summer.

    • Get ready for an intense summer experience. You will start with a week-long training program concluding with written and practical exams. Upon passing the exams, you will move into an 8-week learning program including hands-on patient care experience mirroring the Health Scholar program along with intensive MCAT review and supplementary workshops to prepare you for medical school admissions. This is a great opportunity for pre-med students who live outside the immediate geographic areas of the sites to get the hands-on training offered by COPE Health Scholars.