Admissions Deadlines, Dates, and Calendars

Application cycle for 2018 now open!

MS

Regular Deadline
The regular application deadline for the UCSF Master of Science (MS) program is February 1. Some specialty areas may consider applications received after the February 1 deadline, on a space-available basis only.

Early Deadline
Applicants needing an early decision, e.g., active in the Military, may complete and submit their applications by November 1 for early screening.

Notice: all program listings and 
deadlines are subject to change.  
See note below on annual 
deadline enforcement
policies. 

Final Deadline
Applications submitted after June 1 will not be reviewed.

Ready for Review
Applicant records will not be reviewed until necessary documentation and required transcripts have been received. Throughout the entire process, applicants are expected make return visits to their application's web page to see status updates and progress in recording necessary materials. Remember that certain specialty areas are highly competitive, and available space in these areas may be quickly exhausted following the February 1 deadline.

Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN)

The annual application deadline is September 1.

Invitations to interview, and initial denials, are sent out in the second week of December via USPS (committee members convene in the last two weeks of November, so there are variations).

All interviews are on the final two Fridays in January.

Final admit and deny decisions are issued in the third or fourth week of February.

Orientation events are held in the second or third week of June.

MS-HAIL

For information on the UCSF (Online) Master of Science Healthcare Administration and Inter-Professional Leadership Program, please visit the healthleadership.ucsf.edu web site.

Doctoral/PhD (Nursing)

The regular deadline for applying to the UCSF Doctoral Program in Nursing is December 1.

Applications received and completed after the regular deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis, up until the annual final deadline which is January 2.

Note: Students are not admitted mid-year; each class begins their studies in the Fall Quarter.

To be reviewed, application fees must be paid, and required transcripts and test scores must be received at UCSF prior to the deadlines. Throughout the entire process, applicants are expected make return visits to their application's web page to see status updates and progress in recording necessary materials.

Doctoral/PhD (Sociology)

For more information about the PhD Admissions process, schedule, requirements, and deadlines, please see the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS, sociology.ucsf.edu) website.

Deadline Enforcement Notice

Note:  In years where deadlines will fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday, the enforced deadline is the following regular work day. For example, in years where February 1 is a Saturday, then the enforced deadline in that year will be Monday, February 3. And, in some years, September 1 is the first Monday in September, which is a U.S. Federal Holiday ("Labor Day")--so then the enforced deadline will be Tuesday, September 2.

Also, to enforce submission deadlines, please be aware that our web server in California observes "Pacific Time" and "Daylight Saving" regulations. Do not delay or assume you will have full access in those last few hours before a posted deadline date and hour.