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About the Degree
This Master of Advanced Studies degree is conferred by the Graduate Division at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego). It represents a collaborative effort between UC San Diego Extension, which administers the program and provides student advising, and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, which manages the curriculum.
As a self-funded degree, it does not receive any financial support from the state.
The degree is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for the University of California. UC graduate degree programs go through graduate academic reviews of their curriculum/faculty/administration every 7 years by the Graduate Council.
Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean+
Senior Director of Laboratories+
Director, Healthcare Education+
Chief Operations Executive, Vice President+
Chief Operations Officer+
Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean
“I was recently appointed Associate Dean at the University of California San Francisco and Chief of Staff of the San Francisco VA Healthcare System (SFVAHCS). The leadership skills that I gained from UC San Diego’s MAS in The Leadership of Healthcare Organizations gave me the tools to reach this position. Learning about process improvement, strategic management, and healthcare leadership, just to name a few, really helped me understand the broader issues that we face in healthcare and how we can improve our systems to the benefit of our patients. I truly appreciate the perspective that I gained from this program, and I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a way to break away from the pack and be an influencer in the field.”
Senior Director of Laboratories
“I liked the current, relevant, and practical courses in the MAS curriculum. These courses covered modern Health Information Systems, Healthcare Law, and Modern Healthcare Organizations, providing great insight into the state of today’s healthcare system in the U.S. and around the world. I appreciated that the professors teaching the courses were actual working healthcare executives who not only knew what they were talking about, but used their knowledge in their everyday work lives. This current and relevant knowledge was supported by courses that taught the practicality of getting things done, like business communications, project management, and management of people and teams.”
Director, Healthcare Education
“The small cohort class size is the highlight of the entire program. Being able to have intimate conversations with your peers and professors enhances the learning experience. I was also involved in many group projects where I was exposed to real world healthcare problems and was able to work on teams to identify solutions.”
Chief Operations Executive, Vice President
“I recognized early in my management career that a master’s degree would be critical as I pursued increased responsibilities and scope as a healthcare administrator. In looking into the various master’s degree programs offered locally, and also through online programs, I felt the MAS in The Leadership of Healthcare Organizations through UCSD had the curriculum that was most applicable to my career goals, and allowed me to work full-time as an Administrative Director at Scripps while attending classes. Lastly, UCSD’s strong academic credentials and flexibility in some of the course offerings made my decision to choose this program obvious.”
Chief Operations Officer
“I really appreciated the courses that brought in guest speakers from the “real world”. It was great to hear the challenges they face and what they were doing to overcome those challenges. It was rewarding to know that in the grand scheme of things, healthcare leaders are all working towards the same goal of the “Triple Aim” which is to lower healthcare costs, improve the patient experience, and improve population health.”