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Medical Education
Center for Faculty Educators

Master's Degree in Education

About the Master of Arts in Education at UC Berkeley

UCSF has a collaborative relationship with University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education to offer a Master of Arts in Education. The program prepares individuals in the research methodologies needed to undertake research studies in health professions education. Students receive mentoring from faculty in the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education and the UCSF Center for Faculty Educators. In order to participate in this program, you must be a current UCSF faculty, fellow, or resident. 


  • Develop a basis in cognition and research methods appropriate to health professions education.
  • Develop depth in the educational literature to guide research questions.

More about the Program

  • In order to participate in this program, you must be a current UCSF faculty, fellow, or resident.
  • The application deadline is December 1 of the year preceding enrollment.
  • The GRE is waived for applicants who hold a professional degree.
  • UCSF faculty, students and students can be eligible for reduced-fee tuition at UC Berkeley.
  • Candidates who have completed either the Pathway to Discovery in Health Professions Education or the Teaching Scholars Program may be eligible for 6 credits toward their MA degree.
  • UCSF faculty from the Center for Faculty Educators provide mentoring to MA candidates from UCSF.
  • Pre-application consultation needs to be completed prior to application submission to UC Berkeley.

For more information contact Program Director Dr. Christy Boscardin or Program Coordinator at