UCSD Master's Degree in Health Policy and Law
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The fall application deadline was
April 7, 2014

Interested late applicants for fall 2014
please contact Jenna Lucius at jlucius@ucsd.edu or
(858) 534-9162

"Concurrent Enrollment" available in selected classes based on space available before being admitted to the program.
Contact department for more information.

Enroll anytime in
Global Health Policy Certificate

which has some classes that can count
towards the masters degree. More Info >>

Read about the 2014 Politics & Public Policy of U.S. Healthcare's recent class trip to Washington DC


Merit Based Scholarship Program Available for Applicants

(U.S. Citizens/Residents only): See Details >

Program accepts applications from International students

This joint graduate degree features:

  • Innovative health policy and law curriculum built on the academic strength and reputation from the UCSD School of Medicine and California Western School of Law
  • Interactive teaching focused on practical, timely topics and challenges in health policy and law including delivery of care, product and system regulation, management of research and development, and public policy.
  • Flexible, part-time program for working professionals
  • Opportunity to network and collaborate with leaders in the legal and healthcare fields and professionals from related disciplines.

Checklist for Prospective Students



MedPage Today article March 2014: What You Need To Know About New .Health Domains

Health Policy and Law Graduate Tim Mackey's (Bio) (2009) most recent published article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (2014):
Health Domains for Sale: The Need for Global Health Internet Governance (pdf). For
Details on the rest of his publications.

Health Policy and Law Graduate Katherine Pettus, PhD, (2013) published an article in the July 2012 issue of San Diego Physician Magazine called Global Health Ethics: A Response to 'Total Pain.' (pdf).

Health Policy and Law Graduate Marilyn Mitchell (2009) has published an article "An analysis of common arguments against Advance Directives" (pdf) in the December 2011 peer reviewed journal Nursing Ethics, and "A Test of Autonomy" in the July 2012 issue of San Diego Physician Magazine.

Health Policy and Law Graduate Mark Boyd (2010) has published an article in the Stanford Law and Policy Review 2011 "PTSD in Returning Wounded Warriors: Ensuring Medically Appropriate Evaluation and Legal Representation Through Legislative Reform" (pdf)

Health Policy and Law Graduate Judith McCarter(2010) published an article: "Cooperative Compliance Healthcare Fraud and Abuse" (pdf)