Bring your passion to UCSF and grow your capacity for leadership, scholarship and service.
At IGHS, our students embody our passion for advancing health worldwide. They bring leadership, dedication and curiosity to solving the world’s most pressing health problems.
Join us to make an impact.
About IGHS Education
Founded in 1999, the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) helped establish the field of global health sciences as an academic discipline. The IGHS master’s in science program was the first in the nation and continues to be a leader in global health education. IGHS 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 and diverse learning environment.
Our Master’s in Global Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for research, policy, academia, program management and evaluation, and leadership careers in one transformative year.Learn more Learn more about Master of Science
Our Doctoral Program in Global Health Sciences prepares students for a career in research, policy, organizational leadership, or academia. Gain interdisciplinary knowledge and research skills to understand and investigate global health challenges and their solutions.Learn more Learn more about PhD
Global Research, Education, Action and Communities for Health (Global REACH) creates educational and financial pathways for people from all communities – students, trainees and early career investigators – to study and work in global health.Learn more Learn more about Global REACH
In addition to degree programs, we offer short-term training opportunities to health professionals, researchers, teachers and students to develop or improve their knowledge and skills in global health sciences, applied epidemiology and biostatistics.Learn more Learn more about Training Programs
Global Scholars promotes academic freedom by funding the professional and educational endeavors of scholars who face threats in their home countries. We facilitate scholars’ move to UCSF and support their endeavors until they can return safely to their home countries.Learn more Learn more about Global Scholars
You are part of an accomplished group of UCSF global health graduates committed to improving health and reducing inequities worldwide. This is your space to reconnect with classmates and meet new colleagues, find alumni news and events, and remain an active participant of IGHS.Learn more Learn more about Alumni