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 GRE is waived for applicants who hold a professional degree. The admissions committee is aware of those applicants who are facilitated by UCSF to apply to the program. The deadline for application is December 1 of the year preceding enrollment.

The program prepares individuals in the research methodologies needed to undertake studies in health professions education. Candidates who have completed either the Health Professions Education Pathway to Discovery or the Teaching Scholars Program may be eligible for 6 credits toward their MA degree. RaDME faculty provide mentoring to MA candidates from UCSF.

UCSF employees can be eligible for reduced-fee tuition at UC Berkeley.

For more information please contact Dr. Christy Boscardin.


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


Name Department Thesis Title Entry
  Brian Gin, MD Department of Pediatrics   2015
  Daphne Lo, MD Department of Medicine   2015
  Mitchell R. Lunn, MD Department of Medicine   2014
  Stacy Sawtelle-Vohra, MD UCSF Fresno   2014
2015 Mark Dellinges, DDS, FACP, MA Department of Preventive and Restrorative Dental Sciences Will a Short Training Session Improve In-House Multiple Choice Item-Writing by Dental School Faculty? 2013
  Leslie Floren, PharmD Department of Bioengineering   2013
2014 Emily Huang, MD, MA Department of Surgery From Novice to Master Surgeon: Improving Feedback with a Descriptive Approach to Intraoperative Assessment 2012
2013 Sandra K. Oza, MD, MA Department of Medicine Medical Students’ Use of Collaborative Communication During an Interprofessional Standardized Patient Encounter 2012
2012 Natalie Burman, DO, MA Department of Pediatrics Lifelong Learning and Self-Directed Learning: The Importance of Cognitive and Metacognitive Skills 2011
2012 Kristie White, MD, MA Department of Pathology Development of an Assessment Tool Using the Web-Based Science Environment (WISE) to Determine Diagnostic Neuropathology Competency: A Practical Model for Pathology Residency Training 2011
2012 Sarah Wilson, M.D., M.A. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences The Development and Evaluation of a Measurement Tool to Assess a Provider's Interprofessional and Intraprofessional Communication Skills 2010