The MS in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership Program welcomes healthcare professionals from a range of clinical and non-clinical roles and from all sectors of the healthcare industry. As you go through the application process, you will have an admissions advisor who will work with you to answer questions, assist you with the online application to ensure that you meet the application deadlines, and confirm that your application materials are complete.

Applications are reviewed by the program admissions committee after the deadline, and decisions are typically made 2-3 weeks following the application deadline. You will be notified of our decision by email and can also view the decision within the status page of your online application.

Admissions Timeline

    Fall 2024
Application Opens        February 1, 2024
Final Deadline        July 15, 2024       
Final Decision        Week of August 5, 2024

*The spring 2025 application will open in early September. 

Admissions Requirements

  • Submission of a completed online application.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. A graduate degree GPA of 3.0 or higher can be considered in lieu of a bachelor's GPA. 
  • Official academic transcripts of undergraduate degree(s) coursework, any other degrees, and any other college/university courses completed. Applicants who completed degrees and/or coursework outside of the U.S. must submit a course-by-course credential evaluation in English from a credential evaluation service that is a member of NACES, such as World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluators. Transcripts and/or credential evaluations should be sent directly from the awarding institution or evaluation service to [email protected]. Our administrative offices will be relocating this spring, if your institution does not provide electronic transcripts please contact us for further instructions.
  • Applicants must be employed within a healthcare organization and remain employed while in the program. To be competitive, applicants should have at least 2 years of consecutive professional or management healthcare experience prior to starting. 
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of reference are required. One must be from a former faculty or someone who can speak to your academic potential, a second from someone well acquainted with your professional preparation, experience and potential for leadership, and a third from an administrator within your healthcare organization.
  • Personal and Goal Statements
  • A statement describing a potential Quality Improvement Capstone Project Idea
  • Proficiency in English and academic writing. (see FAQ for more details on academic writing skills)

Applicants whose first language is not English must either: 

  1. Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) UCSF code 4840) and achieve a minimum overall TOEFL score of 92 (Internet-based test) or 213 (computer-based test), or take the IELTS – the International English Language Testing System and achieve a minimum score of 7. Test scores are valid for a maximum of two years from the test date, or
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in English by completing one year of full-time study with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

International Students

Due to the low residency format of this program, we cannot support international students with a student visa such as F1 or J1. However, if you hold a visa that is valid for study (such as H4 or J2) you may be considered for admission. If you have questions about whether your immigration status is eligible for study, please contact the ISSO


UCSF’s Commitment to Diversity

“Diversity is the key to excellence in healthcare.” The Sullivan Commission Report, 2004

The MS in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership Program is committed to recruiting and preparing students from diverse backgrounds with a desire to serve culturally diverse and medically underserved populations, and those committed to working on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion to become national and international leaders in healthcare. Read about UCSF PRIDE values here.

UCSF's Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

University of California policy prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans.

University policy also prohibits retaliation against any individual or person seeking employment for bringing a complaint of discrimination or harassment pursuant to this policy.