Invest in Your Career

Continuing your education is a sound investment in your future. The demand for graduate education is steadily rising and a master’s degree is becoming the standard credential for most healthcare management and leadership positions.

As a working professional, you have many responsibilities and the decision to pursue a graduate degree is an important one. UCSF’s Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership program provides you with the value and advantage you expect from a premier university. The online format, workplace practicums, and on-campus intensive courses are expressly designed so that you can continue with your current employment and contribute to your organization while earning your advanced degree.

Program cost

Program fees for the full 12-course program are $60,880  ($5,073/course) for the 2024-2025 academic year for new and continuing students. This covers the online courses and the on-campus sessions.

Tuition for the three on-campus intensives includes full days of course instruction per session, any required learning materials, meals each day, and a variety of activities to promote effective connections with UCSF staff, leadership colleagues, and experts in the field. Travel, lodging, and any other additional costs are not included in the tuition.

  • Program fees and costs are estimated and subject to change.
  • Please contact an admissions advisor for more information on fees and costs at 415-476-8109. 

Additional fees may include:

  • Costs associated with educational resources (e.g., course textbooks and readings)
  • Costs associated with travel and lodging for the three on-campus sessions 

Financial Aid

You may qualify for financial aid. UCSF’s Student Financial Services professionals are ready to help you invest in your career. The team of experts will provide you with guidance and support throughout the federal application process. The Student Financial Services department can also assist those who may qualify for Veterans Education Benefits. Please visit their website for more information.

Some employers offer programs to cover all or part of your tuition. Please speak with your admissions advisor about your plans to fund your education.

Admissions Scholarships

The MS-HAIL program offers a limited number of partial admissions scholarships to newly admitted students who apply to either Fall or Spring start terms. To date, 60% of our entering students have been awarded scholarships. There are two types of scholarships, professional experience-based and financial need-based. Those interested in being considered for a scholarship are also encouraged to submit their admissions applications and scholarship documents early to ensure awards can be announced at the time of admission decision. 

Professional Experience-Based Scholarships

Applicants who wish to be considered will be required to write a 250-300 word essay that describes and provides at least one personal example of one or more of the following:

  1. The impact of your current work in medically underserved or health professional shortage areas, or with medically underserved populations.
  2. Your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care.
  3. Your demonstrated commitment to leadership in health care.

To be eligible for the spring 2024 cohort, applicants must submit their scholarship essay via the  scholarship form, admissions application, and all supporting documents by the July 15, 2024, final application deadline.

Financial Need-Based Scholarships

To be eligible for a need-based scholarship you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by July 15, 2024. UCSF's school code is 001319. Once you submit the FAFSA please complete this brief need-based scholarship form. Additionally, you must submit your completed admissions application and all supporting documents by the fall application deadline. 

Please note: All scholarship applications are reviewed and awards are determined after the July 15th final application deadline. Additionally, while applicants may apply for both scholarship types, they will only be offered one. UCSF employees who qualify for a financial fee-offset may apply for scholarships; however, if a scholarship is awarded, the employee can only choose one financial award. They will not receive a scholarship award and the employee fee offset. 

Additional Scholarships

There are a number of external scholarships specific to healthcare administration and management that you may qualify for. We have compiled a list of helpful resources for you to explore: