The UC Hastings MSL program is administered by the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy, an extraordinary educational partnership focused on the complex issues at the intersection of law, science, and health. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the world’s leading universities for education and research in the health professions and life sciences, with schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy, as well as a graduate division that awards degrees in the natural and social sciences.
The MSL program at UC Hastings is designed to give students the flexibility to choose coursework that best suits their personal interests and professional needs. Students can expect to receive guidance from UC Hastings’ world-class faculty on areas of possible focus, which can include:
Students must complete a total of 28 units to earn the MSL degree, which includes both required and elective coursework. MSL students are graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
There is a wide array of coursework available to MSL students that will meet diverse needs and interests. Students will choose coursework in consultation with the Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium and the UC Hastings Associate Academic Dean.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of upper-division courses that might interest MSL students. Please refer to the UC Hastings course catalog for a full listing of courses, and to see when each is offered.
Optional Pre-Semester Overview Classes
MSL students are invited and encouraged to attend a two-week orientation program designed to introduce the basics of American law. MSL students will be learning alongside International LLM students. The Orientation program is offered each August before the start of Fall semester classes.