Leadership of Health Care Organizations

Leadership of Health Care Organizations (AS76)

The UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine and Public Health in the School of Medicine, supported by the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies and Public Programs, offers a Master of Advanced Studies in the Leadership of Healthcare Organizations.

Program Info

Area of Study Health Sciences
Program Overview This is a unique graduate degree program tailored to meet the needs of mid-career healthcare professionals. It strengthens future healthcare leaders understanding of complex business management, and policy issues with a focus on leadership and clinical process improvement. The program crosses healthcare fields and clinical administrative professions, including medicine, nursing, mental health, dentistry, insurance, and pharmaceuticals.
Department Leadership of Health Care Organizations
Major Leadership of Health Care Organizations
Degree Master of Advanced Studies
Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
Additional Notes

This degree is an entirely self-supporting program, because it does not receive any state funding, and there are currently no discounts available to UC employees. Students pay a per-unit course fee set by the program. The program does offer a merit scholarship (for U.S. citizens & permanent residents only), with the same deadline as the application deadline. Refer to the financial page on the program website for complete fee schedule and merit scholarship information: https://lhco.ucsd.edu/program-overview/financial/.

Application Deadlines July 7, 2021 (Fall 2021)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Minimum scores required are 85 for TOEFL exam and 7.0 for IELTS exam.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose


500 word limit.



Contact Info

Website http://lhco.ucsd.edu
Email lhco@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 9500 Gilman Drive, 0170X
La Jolla, CA 92093-0170
Phone 858-534-9162
Fax (858) 534-9168
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Office of Advanced Professional Education & Development
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0170X
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0170