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									                                  University of California, San Diego                                                           •   Extension

                                UC San Diego Master’s
                                 Degree Programs
                                                                                ˜ARCHITECTURE-BASED                                         CLINICAL RESEARCH
                                                                                     SYSTEMS ENGINEERING                                      (858) 534-9164
                                                                                                             San Diego has become one of the most
                                                                                         (858) 534-9162                             advanced centers in the world for
                                                                                                                                    biotechnology and clinical research. It is
                                                                                The rapid growth of the Internet and
                                                                                                                                    estimated that over 50,000 qualified clinical
                                                                                technology has altered the demands and
                                                                                                                                    investigators are currently needed for
                                                                                possibilities for competitive advantage and
                                                                                                                                    industry-sponsored drug development.
                                                                                enhanced productivity for enterprises, both
                                                                                defense and commercial.                             Individuals who are able to conduct credible
                                                                                                                                    patient-based research within stringent
                                                                                The AESE program bridges the gap between
                                                                                                                                    ethical and regulatory guidelines as the field
                                                                                engineers and managers, helping them gain
                                                                                                                                    continues to grow. The Clinical Research
                                                                                a better understanding of management
                                What are UC San Diego Master’s                                                                      Master’s Degree provides supplemental
                                                                                essentials coupled with a broad view of
                                Degrees?                                                                                            graduate level training in leading edge
                                                                                engineering disciplines. It educates
                                                                                                                                    methodology and protocols for conducting
                                                                                professional engineers in the processes,
                                The following UC San Diego Master’s                                                                 patient-oriented research for scientists,
                                                                                structures, and formal methods through
                                Degrees, also known as Master of                                                                    researchers, and healthcare professionals. It
                                                                                which enterprise systems are architected,
                                Advanced Studies (MAS) programs - are                                                               integrates didactic information with timely
                                                                                integrated and made interoperable.
                                fully accredited, graduate degrees for                                                              practical training in study development and
                                                                                Graduates should be well-prepared to
                                professionals, conferred by the University of                                                       methodology, giving students the knowledge
                                                                                assume a leadership role in enabling their
                                California, San Diego and administered                                                              and skills to translate biomedical research
                                                                                organizations to respond innovatively,
                                through Extension. Under a statewide                                                                into novel therapeutics that lead to improved
                                                                                rapidly, and effectively to the challenges of
                                project of the University of California, the                                                        patient care.
                                                                                the dynamic competitive and event-driven
                                MAS degree credential was introduced in         environment.                                        This program links the academic and
                                January, 2001. Self-funded MAS degree                                                               professional scientific communities, and
                                                                                Who should apply?
                                programs are typically tailored to the                                                              facilitates interaction among program
                                lifestyle and level of experience of mid-       • Senior Engineers                                  participants and experienced investigators.
                                career professionals and may be taken on a      • Engineering Managers                              Who should apply?
UCSD Master’s Degree Programs

                                full- or part-time basis.                                  Accepting Applications                   • Biomedical scientists employed in
                                Are there admission                                            for Fall 2011                          hospitals and pharmaceutical and
                                                                                  For more information visit            biomedical firms
                                Yes, like any other graduate program, there              or email                     • Physicians / Psychologists
                                are specific admission requirements for                                                             • Pharmacists / Pharmacologists
                                each degree program. This may be a                                                                  • Nurses with advanced training
                                combination of a related undergraduate                                                              • Post-graduate allied health professionals
                                degree, specified minimum GPA, relevant
                                                                                                                                    • Others with graduate training in scientific
                                working experience, resume, letters of
                                                                                                                                      or healthcare fields
                                recommendation, and a statement of
                                purpose with the application. See individual                                                                   Accepting Applications
                                program websites for details.                                                                                    for Summer 2011
                                                                                                                                      For more information visit
                                                                                                                                             or email

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       HEALTH LAW DEGREE                         LEADERSHIP OF HEALTHCARE                         MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND
                               ORGANIZATIONS                                   CONSERVATION
         (858) 534-9159                                                
                                                      (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,
                                                  pharmaceutical, or other healthcare           • Science Policy Analysts
• Healthcare administrators and other
                                                  product/service firms                         • Marine Conservation Advocates
  affiliated professionals
                                                • Healthcare executives                         • Journalists and Communications
• Biomedical and bio-technical scientists
• Senior staff with insurance,
                                                           Accepting Applications               • Teachers and Program Educators
  pharmaceutical, regulatory or other
                                                              for Spring 2011
  healthcare-related firms
                                                 For more information visit                  Accepting Applications
• Public health and government officials                                                                     for Summer 2011
                                                        or email
  and staff
                                                                                                  For more information visit
           Accepting Applications                                                                        or email
               for Fall 2011
 For more information visit
      or email

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