In addition to coursework, our MS students complete a 10-week health policy or public health residency.

This may involve working in settings that include: legislative and regulatory offices, advocacy organizations, foundations involved in setting agendas for funding policy-related research and programs, health care organizations, community organizations, and professional associations.

Residencies emphasize the application of policy skills in real-world settings. 

Past students have completed residencies in Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and Geneva at the World Health Organization in addition to numerous San Francisco-area placements.