More information: Student StatisticsProspective Students/Scholars
Masters (M.S.)/Doctoral (Ph.D.)
A monthly informational meeting for prospective students is offered at our San Francisco campus. These meetings are to answer questions and to explain the school's program options.
If you are not able to visit our campus and interact with our faculty and staff, you can still learn more about our educational specialties and research by carefully reviewing the many descriptions of our programs and research right here on our website.
This brief overview of the degree programs we offer will help you find where you belong. See which options offer the best fit for you.
- Master of Science (M.S.) Program
for experienced registered nurses with bachelor's degrees in nursing or related fields, who seek preparation for advanced practice as a clinical specialist, nurse practitioner, educator, nurse midwife, administrator, health policy specialist, or consultant.
- ADN to Masters Pathway Program
for registered nurses with an Associate Degree, who have not previously earned a Bachelor's degree in any field. The program offers a baccalaureate degree so that applicants can meet the qualifications for entry into our Master of Science Program (above). Students may choose to stop at the baccalaureate level or continue on to earn a Master of Science degree in a pre-selected specialty focus.
- Masters Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN)
for non-nurses with bachelor's/baccalaureate degrees, seeking to enter the nursing profession.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program, Nursing
a research-focused program for nurses whose career aspirations include clinical research, teaching, or faculty research positions.
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program, Sociology
for those interested in advanced studies in sociology and the social psychology of health and illness and health care policy and institutions; open to students with a bachelors or masters in sociology or a related field.
- Post-Masters, Post-Doctoral, and Special Studies
for those not seeking a degree-oriented curriculum, who wish specific role preparation or experience
The School of Nursing recruits and prepares students from diverse backgrounds to be national and international leaders in research, education, clinical practice, administration, policy, and other emerging arenas. Use the following link to meet some of our students and learn about their experiences at UCSF School of Nursing.
Once you are ready to begin your on-line application process, visit the following web site: https://gdapply.ucsf.eduMore Information
Selected statistics on our students, by program, are available:
Please direct inquiries to:
UCSF School of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs
2 Koret Way, Room N319X, Box 0602
San Francisco, CA 94143
Telephone: (415) 476-1435 Fax: (415) 476-9707