The MAS is an accredited master’s degree conferred by UC San Diego. It is a self-funded, part-time or full time professional degree designed to supplement the education and work experience of the students who enroll in the program. It is often referred to as a “terminal” degree and is designed to provide a rigorous, graduate-level curriculum in a specific, timely area of study. Contact the department to set up an appointment.
The degree consists of 42 units of study, and classes are offered in the fall, winter and spring quarters. For more information, refer to the Curriculum page.
1) 2 unit course: typically one night a week from 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
2) 4 unit course: typically one night a week from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The cost of the program is approximately $35,000 - 40,000, which includes all program instruction and administrative fees. Program fees do not include books, parking, or incidentals. For more information, refer to the Financial page.
Some or all instruction for part or all of Academic Year 2020-2021 may be delivered remotely (not yet 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 Academic Year.
No, the GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to the program.
The program crosses all healthcare fields and healthcare-related industries, as well as clinical and administrative positions in the military, private, and public sectors. The MAS student population is made up of healthcare and public administrators, nurses, physicians, biotech/pharmaceutical company employees, public health workers, medical device employees, pharmacists, dentists, physical therapists, and more.
No. There are opportunities for you to take one or two courses in the program without being formally admitted as a UC San Diego MAS graduate student. This is handled through Concurrent Enrollment, which is administered through UC San Diego Extension. This gives prospective students an opportunity to “try out” the program before applying for graduate admission. If the individual eventually decides to pursue the MAS degree, the academic credit earned through Concurrent Enrollment will be applied toward meeting the MAS degree requirements once the student is formally admitted to the program. Contact the department for more details.
Possibly. The admissions committee will review your entire application, including the depth of your professional experience outside healthcare, the strength of your recommendation letters, and your academic background. These factors are all taken into consideration in determining whether or not an applicant qualifies for admission to the program. In some instances, the committee will recommend a “conditional acceptance” to the program and suggest that a candidate take a course or two through Concurrent Enrollment prior to the committee making the final admission decision.