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 effect 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.

Core Courses


Part-Time, Start in the Fall

Total Units for Degree: 36

Accelerated Full-Time Option, Available for Fall Start Only

Total Units for Degree: 36

Curriculum Requirements