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					                                  University of California, San Diego                                                       •    Extension


                                UC San Diego Master’s
                                 Degree Programs
                                                                                                                                         CLINICAL RESEARCH
                                                                                                                                            clre.ucsd.edu
                                                                                                                                           (858) 534-9164
                                                                                                                                 San Diego has become one of the most
                                                                                                                                 advanced centers in the world for
                                                                                                                                 biotechnology and clinical research. It is
                                                                                                                                 estimated that over 50,000 qualified clinical
                                                                                                                                 investigators are currently needed for
                                                                                                                                 industry-sponsored drug development.
                                                                                                                                 Individuals who are able to conduct credible
                                                                                                                                 patient-based research within stringent
                                                                                                                                 ethical and regulatory guidelines as the field
                                                                                                                                 continues to grow. The Clinical Research
                                                                                                                                 Master’s Degree provides supplemental
                                                                                                                                 graduate level training in leading edge
                                What are UC San Diego Master’s Degrees?                                                          methodology and protocols for conducting
                                                                                                                                 patient-oriented research for scientists,
                                The following UC San Diego Master’s Degrees, also known as Master of Advanced Studies            researchers, and healthcare professionals. It
                                (MAS) programs - are fully accredited, graduate degrees for professionals, conferred by the      integrates didactic information with timely
                                University of California, San Diego and administered through Extension. Under a statewide        practical training in study development and
                                project of the University of California, the MAS degree credential was introduced in January,    methodology, giving students the knowledge
                                2001. Self-funded MAS degree programs are typically tailored to the lifestyle and level of       and skills to translate biomedical research
                                experience of mid-career professionals and may be taken on a full- or part-time basis.           into novel therapeutics that lead to improved
                                                                                                                                 patient care.
                                Are there admission requirements?
                                                                                                                                 This program links the academic and
                                Yes, like any other graduate program, there are specific admission requirements for each
                                                                                                                                 professional scientific communities, and
                                degree program. This may be a combination of a related undergraduate degree, specified
                                                                                                                                 facilitates interaction among program
                                minimum GPA, relevant working experience, resume, letters of recommendation, and a               participants and experienced investigators.
                                statement of purpose with the application. See individual program websites for details.
                                                                                                                                 Who should apply?
UCSD Master’s Degree Programs




                                Do I need to take the GRE/GMAT?                                                                  • Biomedical scientists employed in
                                No, the GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to these programs.                                  hospitals and pharmaceutical and
                                                                                                                                   biomedical firms
                                Who are the faculty?
                                Courses are taught by renowned faculty from the UCSD School of Medicine, Scripps                 • Physicians / Psychologists
                                Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Department of Economics, The Graduate School of                • Pharmacists / Pharmacologists
                                International Relations Pacific Studies, California Western School of Law, and leaders in the    • Nurses with advanced training
                                healthcare industry. See individual program Web sites for details.                               • Post-graduate allied health professionals
                                Is there financial aid?                                                                          • Others with graduate training in scientific
                                Students may secure funding opportunities through a number of outside agencies, both               or healthcare fields
                                government and non-government organizations and foundations. Commercial bank loans                          Accepting Applications
                                are available for students. There are many opportunities for scholarships and fellowships, but                for Summer 2010
                                interested students must investigate and apply for these on their own. See individual
                                                                                                                                   For more information visit clre.ucsd.edu
                                program Web sites for details.
                                                                                                                                          or email clre@ucsd.edu


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       HEALTH LAW DEGREE                         LEADERSHIP OF HEALTHCARE                         MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND
          hlaw.ucsd.edu                               ORGANIZATIONS                                   CONSERVATION
         (858) 534-9159                                lhco.ucsd.edu                                    mbc.ucsd.edu
                                                      (858) 534-9160                                   (858) 534-9161
Health Law is a joint degree from UCSD and
California Western School of Law and is the     The Leadership of Healthcare Organizations      Marine Biodiversity and Conservation is a
only program of its kind in the Western U.S.    is a dynamic interdisciplinary program that     unique full-time program of study equipping
It bridges the differences between the prac-    provides health industry professionals with     its graduates with the knowledge they need
tice of healthcare and the practice of law to   critical knowledge and skills to be effective   to improve conservation of marine biodiversi-
establish a common understanding of the         managers and leaders in today’s complex         ty in the world’s most diverse and threat-
principles guiding each profession. The pro-    healthcare environment. The curriculum inte-    ened eco-regions through development of
gram is for experienced professionals who       grates a focus on critical healthcare issues    local capacity and science-based manage-
want to influence the development of public     with core business knowledge in finance,        ment tools. Led by faculty of the prestigious
policy and law. It equips students with         law, technology, and leadership and an          Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), it
advanced, timely skills and understanding of    emphasis on clinical process improvement.       is designed to teach current and future pro-
the best scientific, ethical, regulatory, and                                                   fessionals about marine ecosystems from the
management practices of concern to both         The combined elements of a traditional MBA      scientific, economic and policy perspectives,
professions, with a goal of establishing        program with a practical focus on reducing      as well as provide important cultural and
mutually compatible solutions in policy and     medical errors and improving patient            communication skills.
practice.                                       outcomes equip the graduate with the
                                                advanced knowledge and skills to manage         This 12 month full time program, led by fac-
The program delivers an innovative core cur-    the escalating challenges in the healthcare     ulty of the prestigious Scripps Institution of
riculum addressing current trends and chal-     industry.                                       Oceanography (SIO), equips its graduates
lenges. It offers opportunities to network                                                      with cutting-edge knowledge of marine bio-
with legal and healthcare leaders with          Who should apply?                               diversity and fresh conservation perspectives
diverse areas of expertise.                     • Nursing professionals                         that integrate science, economics and policy.
Who should apply?                               • Physicians                                    Who should apply?
• Practicing attorneys and paralegals           • Administrative or clinical managers in the    • Practicing Marine Science Professionals
  certified by the ABA.                           healthcare field



                                                                                                                                                 UCSD Master’s Degree Programs
                                                                                                • Marine Resource Managers
• Physicians, nurses, and other licensed        • Public and allied health professionals        • Scientists from non-marine disciplines
  clinical professionals                        • Senior staff with insurance,                  • Science Policy Analysts
• Healthcare administrators and other             pharmaceutical, or other healthcare
                                                                                                • Marine Conservation Advocates
  affiliated professionals                        product/service firms
                                                                                                • Journalists and Communications
• Biomedical and bio-technical scientists       • Healthcare executives
                                                                                                  Professionals
• Senior staff with insurance,
                                                           Accepting Applications               • Teachers and Program Educators
  pharmaceutical, regulatory or other
  healthcare-related firms                                     for Fall 2010
                                                                                                           Accepting Applications
• Public health and government officials and     For more information visit lhco.ucsd.edu
                                                                                                             for Summer 2011
  staff                                                 or email lhco@ucsd.edu
                                                                                                  For more information visit mbc.ucsd.edu
           Accepting Applications                                                                        or email mbc@ucsd.edu
               for Fall 2010                                                                    There is also a certificate program for
 For more information visit hlaw.ucsd.edu                                                       attending the 10-week Summer Session.
      or email healthlaw@ucsd.edu

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