Online MS Healthcare Administration & Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL)


This innovative graduate 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. Policymakers and health providers wrestle with dramatic changes occurring in the U.S. health system. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act will add millions of new participants into today’s over-burdened system of care. To remain competitive, organizations must achieve the “triple aims” 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.

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

The program welcomes students from a range of disciplines such as dentistry, gerontology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapies, pharmacy, social work and other professionals working in the healthcare industry.

Make a Difference in Healthcare

This distinctive master’s degree program is designed for working professionals. You can achieve academic and career goals while contributing to your organization’s mission.

In this unique program, you will execute an interprofessional capstone project that addresses a key issue for your organization. With guidance from your UCSF advisor and workplace mentor, you will design, implement and evaluate an evidence-based intervention that improves operational or clinical systems for the delivery of services and increases consumer and workforce satisfaction.

Join the UCSF Community of Scholars

UCSF is the leading university exclusively focused on health care education. We are defined by our exceptional faculty, our diversity, our thriving collaborative culture and our public mission. Our vibrant community enables engaged students, dynamic educators and trailblazing researchers to be leaders in their fields.

You will attend two executive weekend sessions on the UCSF campus during the program. You will be inspired by presentations from noted leaders, enjoy one-on-one interactions with faculty and colleagues, and create professional relationships that will last a lifetime.

Program Benefits at a Glance

  • Enroll in any one of four quarters
  • Graduate in as few as 12 months
  • Participate in state-of-the-art online interactive instruction
  • Join interprofessional colleagues for two executive weekend on-campus courses
  • Complete the capstone project in your workplace

Get Started Now

We invite you to explore becoming a member of the UCSF community.

By completing the information on this form, you will receive personal assistance to learn more about how you can enroll in the UCSF Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership master’s degree program. Our admissions specialist will contact you to answer questions and facilitate the application process.


Graduates of the online Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership program will gain new knowledge and competencies to reshape the future of healthcare. Students will study with UCSF’s highly esteemed, interprofessional faculty to achieve proficiency in health systems research, leadership, healthcare policy and economics, organizational complexity, business practices and management of social and human capital.


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 MS 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.

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.

Additionally, 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.

Tuition for the two on-campus courses includes three full days of course instruction, 3 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.

Tuition for the full 12-course program is $48,200 ($4,017/course) effective for the 2016-17 school year.

Additional fees may include:

  • $90 application fee
  • $110 international application fee
  • Costs associated with educational resources (e.g., course textbooks)
  • Fees associated with late registration or study list filing