Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership Program


Prepare to innovate and lead positive change in your health care organization by earning a master’s degree in health care administration and interprofessional leadership.

Our UCSF Master of Science Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) program, is designed for working professionals who are committed to shaping health care systems that improve access, affordability, quality and safety. As an interprofessional program, we welcome students from a range of clinical and non-clinical disciplines such as dentistry, gerontology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapies, pharmacy, social work and other professionals working in the health care industry.

Our program allows you to earn a master’s degree in as little as 12 months, with the flexibility to study online anytime to fit your schedule. You may choose to apply for admission in either fall or spring quarters. We encourage you to learn more about our program, curriculum, faculty and how to apply by visiting our program website.

An admissions advisor is available to answer questions, assist you with the online application to ensure that you meet the application deadlines, and confirm that your application materials are complete.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission an applicant must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Completion of an introductory course in statistics from a regionally accredited institution within the past 10 years
  • Minimum of six (6) months of full-time professional or management experience within a health care environment
  • Proficiency in English. All applicants whose first language is not English must: 1) take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum overall TOEFL score of 92 (Internet-based test) and a minimum score of 24 in both the speaking section and the writing section, or 2) demonstrate proficiency in English by completing one year of full-time study with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Computer with a high-speed Internet connection and basic computer proficiency, particularly with regards to word processing and Internet skills

Application Review Process

The program’s Admissions Committee will review your application and determine your admission status. In addition to meeting the minimum requirements for acceptance into the program, the committee will consider your career and personal goals for entering the program, your work and volunteer experience, evidence of leadership, and the strength of your professional and academic references.

For more information on admissions, please visit our MS-HAIL program website.