Invest in Your Future
The MAS in the Leadership of Healthcare Organizations is an investment of time, energy and money. Use this estimator to help decide how much money you’ll need to attend UC San Diego. Please note: your actual costs may differ. The cost of attendance is assessed per unit, plus mandatory campus fees and health insurance.
This is a self-supporting program that does not receive any state funding and cannot be subsidized by tuition or fees paid by students in state-supported programs.
Tuition and Fees
The current cost of the master’s degree program is approximately $35,000 – $40,000 (not including health insurance). The course fees are assessed by units, and the overall cost may vary depending on the Pace of Study (POS) selected. Please note that you may be limited in your Pace of Study options depending on your student and visa status and enrollment requirements. Program fees do not include books, parking, or incidentals.
Fees apply to both California residents, non-residents, and international students. All fees are subject to change at any time.
PLEASE NOTE: Fall 2021 Quarter instruction will likely be administered in a "hybrid" format (majority of classes in-person, and some classes administered remotely). Details have not yet been finalized or determined. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Financial Aid & Loans
Merit-based scholarships are available to incoming students who are U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.
Merit award amounts differ, but can sometimes add up to 25% off of course fees.
Please include information about how you plan to use the degree to further your career and share what you would like to be doing in five years. Include any and all materials that support your case. This can include academic successes, professional successes, and personal achievements and stories. Be specific and persuasive in your document. The committee will be inclined to give awards to those applicants who best communicate their merits, accomplishments, and future plans.
- Essay (maximum of 500 words – one page)
- Upon completion of your application, please submit your essay (and any other supporting documents) via email to the Graduate Coordinator: email@example.com
U.S. citizens and permanent residents can complete the free application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance or unsubsidized loans. UC San Diego’s Financial Aid Office provides step-by-step application directions, downloadable forms, answers to frequently asked questions and more. The FAFSA is required to determine the loans for which you may qualify. Students will need to maintain a minimum of 6 units per quarter to qualify.
International students who have been granted an F1 or F2 student visa, or a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa are not eligible to apply for financial aid.
Private educational loans are available to domestic and international applicants. For additional details on private loans, refer to the UC San Diego Private Loan information page.
UC San Diego is dedicated to assisting veteran and military-connected students with achieving their higher educational goals. Depending on the type of benefits you are receiving from the Veterans Administration, UC San Diego may offer financial aid that can work in conjunction with your VA benefits. Information about funding for active military and veteran students is available on the UC San Diego Financial Aid website. Students will need to maintain a minimum of 6 units per quarter to qualify.
A Capstone/ISP scholarship is available to students upon application.
Any enrolled student may apply for up to $1,000 in reimbursements awarded to assist them with their final Capstone/ISP expenses. (Two $1,000 reimbursement awards are available annually).
This award applies only to Capstone/ISP-related expenses to research and produce the final project. It is not applicable to MAS courses or registration fees. Awardee recipients are selected from applicants who produce a 500-word essay and are near their final quarter. (Receipts are required for any reimbursement.)
- Essay (maximum of 500 words – one page) including a description of the project itself, and how the award would assist you with project expenses
- To apply for the award, please email your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org