Improving health and reducing inequities worldwide


Scholarships available!

The UCSF Masters in Global Health Sciences has received generous philanthropic and grant support for student scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. All accepted candidates will be considered for funding. Additionally, we have received special funding to recruit students interested in translational medicine projects. Translational medicine projects focus on adapting existing technologies or creating novel technologies for use in resource-constrained settings. Please e-mail us if you have questions about this funding (education@globalhealth.ucsf.edu)

UCSF has long had a reputation for academic excellence, consistently ranking among the top medical, nursing, and graduate health sciences schools in the US. In keeping with this tradition, and in response to increasing demand from students, health professionals and employers, GHS has developed a growing suite of innovative graduate educational offerings to train the next generation of leaders in global health.

Masters 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.

Clinical Scholars

UCSF residents, scholars, fellows, and postgraduate students from different disciplines (dental, nursing, pharmacy, and medicine) participate in this training track to formally incorporate global health into their clinical and research training.


The Pathway program offers courses and training opportunities for UCSF students to enhance their understanding of global health problems, concepts and skills for successful careers in global health.

Complex Humanitarian Emergency Program

Using a multidisciplinary approach, the CHE program trains health care and other professionals to provide leadership as first responders during local and global humanitarian emergencies.

FAQ - Global Health Sciences Human Rights Fellowship

Before contacting the Human Rights Center Fellowship Coordinator, please review the FAQ

Global Health Sciences Human Rights Fellowship

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