Improving health and reducing inequities worldwide


Global Health Sciences offers a range of innovative education programs that prepare our students to become leaders in global health—as clinicians, policy experts, educators, researchers, and development professionals who address the world’s most daunting health challenges. We connect students, faculty, and staff with meaningful opportunities to act on their shared passion for improving the health of vulnerable people around the world.

Master of Science in Global Health Program

This one-year, four-quarter program focuses on preparing students and practitioners for leadership careers in global health, health policy, health care, research and development.

Pathway to Discovery in Global Health

The Pathway program is offered to enrolled UCSF health professional students and trainees to enhance their understanding of global health problems and concepts and to formally incorporate global health into their clinical and research training.

PhD in Global Health Sciences (under review)

The proposed program will teach graduates to apply trans-disciplinary knowledge drawn from public health, epidemiology and biostatistics, public policy, economics, development studies, clinical and basic sciences, and the social sciences to address health problems of global importance.

Human Rights Fellowship

In collaboration with the Human Rights Center at the University of California Berkeley, Global Health Sciences at UCSF sponsors one fellow annually for the prestigious, system-wide University of California Human Rights Fellowship program.