Academic Calendar

The Master of Science program runs for 11 months from September to July. Students complete all coursework and capstone research during this period. Please note that the program dates differ from the UCSF academic calendar published by the Office of the Registrar.

Fall Quarter 2017

Wed, September 6

Orientation at Parnassus campus

Thu, September 7

Orientation at Mission Bay campus

Mon, September 11

First day of classes

Fri, November 10

Veteran’s Day holiday

Thu-Fri, November 23-24

Thanksgiving holiday

Fri, December 1

Last day of classes

Mon-Fri, December 4-8

Final exam period

December 9-31

Winter break

Winter Quarter 2018

Mon, January 1

New Year’s holiday

Tue, January 2

First day of classes

Mon, January 15

Martin Luther King Day holiday

Fri, January 19

Interview day for 2018-19 admissions (in-person)

Mon, February 19

Presidents Day holiday

Wed, February 28 & Fri, March 2

Qualifying exams (oral capstone presentations)

Tue, March 6

Last day of classes

Wed-Sun, March 7-11

Interterm break

Spring Quarter 2018

Mon, March 12

First day of classes

Fri, March 23

Interview day for 2018-19 admissions (in-person)

Fri, March 30

Cesar Chavez Day holiday

Fri, April 20

Last day of classes

Mon, April 23 - Fri, May 25

First half of capstone research period

Summer Quarter 2018

Mon, May 28

Memorial Day holiday

Tue, May 29 - Fri, June 15

Second half of capstone research period

Mon, June 18

First day of classes

Wed, July 4

Fourth of July holiday

Fri, July 20

Last day of classes

Mon-Tue, July 23-24

Comprehensive exams (oral capstone presentations)

Wed-Thu, July 25-26

Exit interviews with program directors

Fri, July 27

Graduation