Come to UCSF to gain global health knowledge, skills, and experience in one transformative year. The interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes research methods, population health, and the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health in a globalized world. Become prepared for a career in research, policy, organizational leadership, academia, or program management and evaluation.

Program Overview

Curriculum

Learn about the coursework and program structure

Capstone Research

Develop your passion and see where research can take you

Faculty

Meet the directors, faculty, advisors and mentors

Your Future in Global Health

Explore career options and see where graduates are now

Student Profiles

Get to know the current cohort

Past Students and Faculty Talk about the Program

Application Process

The Master of Science in Global Health program looks for students with leadership potential, experience working with underserved populations, and a commitment to improving health and reducing inequities worldwide.

Admissions

Learn about who should apply, the admissions criteria and timeline, and how to apply

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers before you apply

Financing Your Education

Explore the best options to fund your UCSF master’s degree

News

Master's Program in Global Health Celebrates 10 Years of Impact
From its first class in 2008, with just seven students, to the current class of 36, the Institute for Global Health Sciences master’s program has given its students the breadth of tools and skills they need to succeed in global health careers.