Master’s Advanced Practice Nursing Programs

Master of Science (MS)

Top-ranked, UCSF School of Nursing's Master of Science program prepares leaders in the advanced practice roles of nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse-midwife, health policy expert, administrator, teacher, and consultant.

Our Master's program offers a wide range of specialty areas that will prepare nurses for advanced practice certification in California and beyond. Applicants are encouraged to consult with faculty and coordinators in their desired specialty to determine if their goals and experience are suitable. Some specialties may require more experience than others.

Please visit the Masters Academic Overview page for more information on our specialties.

Required RN Experience
The following specialties require RN experience:


Does Not Require RN Experience
The following specialities do not require RN experience:


For applicants who already have a masters degree in a Nursing field, please visit the Post-Masters webpage in the Special Studies section.