What Are the Primary Areas of Study at the University of California, San Francisco?


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The primary areas of study at the University of California, San Francisco, are health care and health sciences. The university has four professional schools, these being the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, as well as a connected graduate division with several health care and related courses.

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The graduate division of UCSF includes Ph.D Programs in biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, oral and craniofacial sciences, history of health sciences and nursing. It also has masters programs in clinical research, biomedical imaging, dental hygiene, global health sciences, and healthcare administration and interprofessional leadership. Certificate programs are also available through the division.

The UCSF School of Dentistry has a Dental Scientist Training Program and Dentistry DDS program, among other degrees. A continuing education division provides further short-term courses, symposiums and seminars in the field. The university's School of Medicine offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in medical education. A special feature of the School of Nursing is its Online MS Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership program. The School of Pharmacy provides specialized degrees such as the Master of Translational Medicine, as well as a select number of doctoral and post-doctoral programs. The School of Pharmacy also has a pharmacy residency component.

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