Come to UCSF to gain global health knowledge, skills and experience in one transformative year.

Our Master’s in Global Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers in research, policy, academia, program management and evaluation, and leadership.

Created in 2008 as the nation’s first Master’s program in Global Health Sciences, our founders understood that achieving meaningful, holistic impact in global health required bringing together experts from diverse groups to work together in interdisciplinary settings. Today, our university is still at the forefront of many cutting-edge issues.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year. The deadline to apply is June 14, 2024.

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Our program provides a comprehensive introduction to important topics, methods and skills necessary for careers in global health. Upon completion, our graduates are prepared for careers in research, policy, leadership, academia, leadership, and program management and evaluation. Learn more about our Curriculum.


Our faculty are world renowned leaders in global health. Their research expertise spans infectious diseases, global surgery networks, cancer care in low resource settings, climate change, mental health of refugees, women’s health and empowerment, healthcare policy, and more. Meet our Faculty and Staff.


We accept applications from students from all backgrounds, and we look for students with leadership potential, experience working with underserved populations, a strong academic record, and a commitment to improving health and reducing inequities. Learn more about our Admissions Process.

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