Program Overview

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As a graduate student at the University of California, San Francisco, you will join the leading university dedicated exclusively to graduate and professional education in the health sciences. UCSF’s hospitals and educational programs consistently rank among the best in the country according to the latest surveys by U.S. News & World Report. Importantly, UCSF brings together students, scholars, clinicians, and staff from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives with the singular focus of improving health for all.

Designed for Professionals Committed to Improving Healthcare for All

This leading-edge master’s program provides opportunities for you to learn from expert faculty, collaborate with interprofessional peers, contribute to your healthcare organization’s mission, and develop a network of colleagues committed to making healthcare accessible, affordable and sustainable.

The UCSF Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership program is designed for professionals who are committed to shaping healthcare systems that improve access, affordability, quality, and safety.

Disruption through Innovation

Policy makers and health providers wrestle with dramatic changes occurring in the U.S. health system. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act added millions of new participants to an over-burdened system of care. To remain competitive, organizations must achieve the “quadruple aim” measures driving healthcare today: the simultaneous pursuit of better care and satisfaction for individuals, improved health outcomes for populations, and lower per capita costs. Successful healthcare leaders will be required to embrace innovation, manage and sustain change, and effectively collaborate with colleagues and consumers.

Students in the UCSF Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership master’s program will be able to identify a barrier to improving care within their organization and disrupt its continuation by creating an innovative program for change. As a result, students will be shaping healthcare systems that improve access, affordability, quality, and safety.

Interprofessional Leadership

Leading interprofessional teams through transition has never been more important. It requires a solid understanding of the evolution of leadership in healthcare and the ability to apply principles of change management in complex situations. Leadership and interprofessional practice are at the very core of the MS-HAIL program. Our leadership curriculum provides a combination of coursework, professional coaching, and mentored practice that will enable you to apply knowledge and skills to real-life situations within your healthcare setting. This integrative approach is designed to help you develop an effective leadership philosophy, style and presence.

We aim to balance our cohorts with students in clinical and non-clinical roles from a variety of sectors, such as:

Clinical Lab Science Clinic/Facilities Management Biotechnology
Dentistry Clinical Research Education
Medicine Finance & Operations Government Organizations
Nursing Human Resources Hospitals & Medical Centers
Occupational Therapy Information Technology Insurance/Managed Care
Pharmacy Program Management Non-profit Organizations
Respiratory Therapy Quality & Safety Pharmaceutical
Social Work Supply Chain Private Practice