Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS)

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Degree Offered: MS
Program Leadership:
Kathryn Wise, OTD, MHSc, OTR/L, Program Director
Admissions Inquiries:
Kelly Lee, Program Assistant

Program Description

The Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership master's program (MS HAIL) is an innovative online graduate program providing healthcare administrators with opportunities to learn from expert faculty and leaders in healthcare, collaborate with interprofessional peers, contribute to their healthcare organization’s mission, and develop a network of colleagues committed to making healthcare accessible, affordable, and sustainable.

  • Enroll in Fall or Spring
  • Graduate in only 12 months
  • Learn and interact online with experts and colleagues
  • Attend three on-campus sessions
  • Implement a quality improvement project at your workplace

Graduates from the program — one of UCSF's first online education programs — will gain new knowledge and competencies needed to reshape the future of healthcare. Students will study with UCSF’s highly esteemed, interprofessional faculty and healthcare leaders, and will become proficient in health systems research, healthcare policy and economics, leadership and organizational change, effective business practices and management of social and human capital.

For more information about this program, please visit the MS HAIL program website.

Applications are accepted in late summer (July) and winter (January).

The Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership program is offered by the UCSF Graduate Division, administered by the UCSF School of Nursing, and delivered by faculty members in UCSF schools.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of a completed online application.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Official academic transcripts of undergraduate degree(s), any other degrees, and any other college/university courses completed. Applicants who completed degrees or course work outside of the U.S. must submit a course-by-course credential evaluation in English from a credential evaluation service that is a member of NACES, such as World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluators.
  • Applicants must be employed within a healthcare organization and remain employed while in the program. To be competitive, applicants should have at least two years of consecutive professional or management healthcare experience prior to starting.
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of reference are required. One must be from a former faculty or someone who can speak to your academic potential, a second from someone well acquainted with your professional preparation, experience and potential for leadership, and a third from an administrator within your healthcare organization.
  • Personal and Goal Statements
  • Interprofessional Capstone Project Idea
  • Proficiency in English and academic writing

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the MS-HAIL program, students will be able to:

  • Employ effective communication and relationship management strategies across disciplines to create and sustain an inclusive organizational culture that inspires collaboration and innovation.
  • Apply change management strategies and interprofessional decision-making skills to optimize individual and organizational outcomes.
  • Utilize best scientific evidence in organizational theory, human resource management, health care policy, and information technology to improve health care quality and patient safety.
  • Commit to innovative and ethical leadership incorporating respect, integrity, and life-long learning.
  • Analyze the relationship between health care policy and health care delivery to improve health outcomes in patients, populations and systems.
  • Relate knowledge of the physical and organizational environment to appropriate health care leadership and management strategies.
  • Utilize financial analytical skills to critique financial flow in health care, evaluate fiscal health and assess risks and opportunities for maximizing organizational strategy.
  • Design, implement, lead and evaluate a meaningful quality improvement project with an interprofessional team to improve health care processes and outcomes for individuals, populations and systems.
  • Apply knowledge of social, political, cultural and health inequities to health care leadership.

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