Our Programs - Application Information

The UCSF School of Nursing offers programs to meet the needs and interests of a diverse student population. From our nursing entry program to our Master of Science Program, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD programs, we're here to help you advance your nursing career and change health care for the better. 

The University of California, San Francisco’s School of Nursing takes great pride in being a national leader in nursing, and as such, continuously reviews our educational programs for quality and consistency to national requirements. Currently, we are reviewing all of our professional nursing degree programs (Master’s Entry in Nursing, Master of Science program including the Post-Master’s certificate program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice) to ensure that they meet required and anticipated regulatory changes.

Please check the UCSF School of Nursing website after July 1, 2022, for updates to our educational programs now under review for possible revision in the near future.

 

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Bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing

Master’s Entry Program in Nursing

Bachelor’s degree in nursing or am a registered nurse with a non-nursing, four-year bachelor’s degree seeking an advanced practice roll

Master of Science Degree Program
Bachelor’s degree in a health field or I am a non-clinical professional and seek a master’s in health care administration

Master of Science Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership

Bachelor’s degree in nursing and seek a doctoral degree to lead innovative research Doctoral Programs — PhD Nursing, PhD Sociology, DNP (please note you must be an APRN to be eligible for DNP)
Master’s degree in nursing and seek state certification in an additional specialty Post-Master’s Certificate Program
PhD degree in nursing Postdoctoral Studies

 

Accelerated Program: Master's Entry Program in Nursing
Applications Open: Summer 2022
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Launch your nursing career with our three-year accelerated program leading to a Master of Science degree in nursing. This program is designed for applicants with no previous nursing preparation, but who hold a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field.

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Accelerated Program: Master's Entry Program in Nursing
Applications Open: Summer 2022
Master of Science Program
Applications Open: July 1, 2022 / Deadline: Varies by specialty
Masters Program

Train for the advanced nursing roles as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse-midwife, health policy expert, community/population health expert, administrator, teacher and consultant through our Master of Science degree program. Choose from our available specialties.

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Master of Science Program
Applications Open: July 1, 2022 / Deadline: Varies by specialty

Deadline February 1, 2023*: Deadlines vary by specialty. Please contact your chosen specialty to confirm if they will accept applications after February 1, 2023.

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Contacts: [email protected] and [email protected]

Master of Science Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership
Master of Science Healthcare Administration People

Learn from expert faculty, collaborate with interprofessional peers, contribute to your health care organization's mission and develop a network of colleagues committed to making health care accessible, affordable and sustainable.

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Master of Science Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership
Doctoral Programs
Applications Open Starting July 2022 / Deadline: Varies by Program
Doctoral Programs

Choose from three doctoral programs — the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), the PhD in Nursing and the PhD in Sociology — each with their own requirements and application deadlines.

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Doctoral Programs
Applications Open Starting July 2022 / Deadline: Varies by Program
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Applications open: Sept. 1, 2022 for Fall 2023 entry

Deadline: April 1, 2023

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DNP Program Interest Form

Contact Maria Elena De Guzman, 415-476-7009

Contact [email protected]

Nursing PhD

Applications open: July 1, 2022

Early application deadline: December 2, 2022

Final deadline: January 3, 2023

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Statistics requirements

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Deadlines and Processes

Contact [email protected]

Sociology PhD

Applications open: Oct. 1, 2022

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2022

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Deadline and Processes

Contact [email protected]

Post-Master's Certificate Program and Postdoctoral Studies
Special Studies

Specialize in a specialty area or a specific area of interest with a curriculum that will meet your needs.

In addition, the UCSF School of Nursing, in collaboration with the UC Davis and UCLA Schools of Nursing, has launched remote-access training to prepare 300 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners over five years. Explore our new Post-Master's offering.

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Post-Master's Certificate Program and Postdoctoral Studies