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University of California San Francisco, located in San Francisco, California, was founded in 1873 through the merger of the Toland Medical School with Cooper Medical College. The school became part of the University of California System of Schools through a transfer of control by the trustees. The school is one of ten that comprise the UC system, and it is the only school in that system dedicated specifically to graduate education. In addition to medical education, the school also functions as a medical center and hospital.
UCSF is a graduate level institution dedicated to medical and biological sciences. Individuals applying to or enrolled at UCSF must have completed a bachelor's degree in an appropriate undergraduate field to be considered. for admission. The schools primary focus is medicine, though individuals may choose to related fields such as biomedical sciences, sociology and medical anthropology. The school also works closely with another San Francisco based UC School, Hastings School of Law, offering courses in health policy and law.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As a graduate institution, UCSF requires students to have earned a minimum of a bachelor's degree to be considered for admission. A strong academic record, and MCAT or GRE scores are also considered when choosing applicants. As a graduate institution, enrollment is limited, particularly as the hospital portion of the school is considered among the 10 best in the nation. Financial aid is also available in the form of loans, grants and employment opportunities. Students in need of aid may contact the school's financial aid department as well as submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $12,000 per year for graduate students
- Required fees for graduate students are around $1,200
- Annual tuition estimates for specific graduate schools:
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 0.3%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, University of California – San Francisco may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Nurse Midwifery Education Program
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
- Dental Public Health Program
- Endodontics Program
- Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Program
- Pediatric Dentistry Program
- Periodontics Program
- Prosthodontics Program
- Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program
- Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) & Supervisory CPE Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Medical (M.D.) Program