UCLA Executive MPH Program

  • CA

About Us

The EMPH Program at UCLA is a two-year, fully accredited MPH degree, attracting a diverse group of highly experienced and motivated individuals who bring both private and public sector experience into the classroom. The EMPH Program is structured for professionals who are working full-time to allow them to further their education while continuing to work. Classes meet every other weekend on Friday and Saturday. Each year, a class of approximately 35 students representing various clinical, managerial and professional specialists (I.T. specialists, lawyers, engineers, etc.) is admitted as a single cohort into the Program. The small size and cohort structure promote close collaboration in an intimate learning environment, enabling participants to take full advantage of each other’s knowledge and experience in healthcare and its allied fields. The diverse student cohorts and team-based learning contribute to a unique and tightly knit alumni network for years and years after graduation, evidenced by networking events, career assistance, financial support, and classroom lectures and cases.

In addition to improved business acumen, healthcare policy and strong advocacy are critical in improving healthcare for all and play a role in the education of these working professionals. From patient rights to antitrust legislation; bioethics to resource allocation, and social justice and sustainability – our students understand how these issues must weave together if we are to improve health and health service delivery.

Our Program’s curriculum is developed by faculty that includes renowned researchers, practitioner scholars, and top tier Los Angeles healthcare executives using competency-based educational standards. This means that we collaborate with our accrediting body, the Commission for Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME), and our faculty to determine the highest standards and outcomes we expect our graduates to have attained in the Program. We assess the courses based on whether our graduates have achieved exemplary competence in areas such as analytical thinking, creativity and problem-solving, written and oral communication, team leadership, and business planning and execution.