Bring your passion to UCSF and grow your capacity for leadership, scholarship, and service. Create and contribute to groundbreaking research in the US and around the world. Engage with diverse classmates and the pioneers of global health sciences. Join us to make an impact.
About GHS Education
Founded in 2003, Global Health Sciences at UCSF (GHS) helped establish the field of global health sciences as an academic discipline. Our master’s degree program was the first in the nation and continues to be a leader in global health education. GHS students gain access to the extensive UCSF network and work closely with faculty and mentors who are the leading practitioners of global health sciences. Students learn multiple perspectives on global health problems and solutions in a dynamic learning environment with diverse peers.
Are We Right for You?
GHS welcomes students with backgrounds in health sciences and related disciplines—such as anthropology, sociology, economics, policy, and environmental studies—who are committed to improving health and reducing inequities worldwide. We look for students with the potential for leadership, experience working with underserved populations, and a strong academic record. We prefer students with a clear idea of how the degree will fit into their career trajectory, and we seek a diversity of backgrounds and interests within each cohort.
Master’s and doctoral students work with expert mentors, advisors, and international partners to develop solutions to critical global health challenges.