Program Overview

Whether you are a legal practitioner or a health professional, with the UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law, you earn a respected degree to affect positive change in the health care field.

Designed for working professionals with either part-time or full-time options, the trans-disciplinary program features expert faculty who develop your understanding of the core areas, including policy-making, legal research and writing, health economics, program evaluations and more. This education prepares you to join the national movement in creating a culture of health, bridging the complexities of the legal system with the intricacies of health care.

The online format allows you to continue working while you progress through the curriculum, providing a unique opportunity to employ lessons learned in class to your profession in real time.


How to Apply

Applications for Spring 2019 Will Open Soon

Sample 2017-2018 Curriculum Schedule

First quarter: Aug. 14–Oct. 20, 2017
Second quarter: Oct. 30, 2017–Jan. 19, 2018
Third quarter: Jan. 29, 2018–April 6, 2018
Fourth quarter: April 16, 2018–June 22, 2018


Curriculum Requirements

You will complete the six core courses during the first two quarters, while also attending an HPL seminar to guide your capstone project. In your third and fourth quarters, focus your learning with track-specific electives.

How to Apply

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