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Master of Science in Global Health

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The Master of Science in Global Health is a one-year, four-quarter program designed for those who wish to acquire expertise and develop leadership skills in the field of global health. Graduates are prepared for careers in research, policy, organizational leadership, program management and evaluation, and academia. All classes take place on the UCSF Mission Bay campus and capstone projects are conducted around the world.

Overview of Master of Science in Global Health Program

The program provides:

  • Training for global health service and leadership
  • Nine weeks of global health fieldwork: Students apply rigorous scholarship to active global health projects in the US and around the world.
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum and seminar learning: Students learn multiple perspectives on global health problems and solutions in a dynamic learning environment.
  • World-renowned global health faculty: Teaching, advising, and mentoring faculty come from UCSF and the wider community, many of whom are leaders in the field.
  • High faculty-to-student ratio: Each student receives close advising from a faculty advisor, a capstone mentor, and the program leadership.
  • Diverse cohorts: Each student cohort represents a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds, interests, ages, and countries of origin.
  • Professional development: Students learn leadership and communication skills, attend career panels, and receive guidance on CV preparation and interviewing.