Professional Doctorates

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

There are two pathways for nurses to achieve the profession’s highest clinical degree: the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The Nursing DNP program is offered by the UCSF Graduate Division and is administered and delivered by faculty in the UCSF School of Nursing.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree is a three-year joint program between UC San Francisco and San Francisco State University (SFSU). Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function.

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