Online MPH joins SHIP this Spring

Students in the online Masters of Public Health (MPH) program will now be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) starting in Spring 2021

  • All registered students at the University of California are required to meet the university’s health insurance mandate. Registered UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) as a way to meet this mandate.

    Berkeley SHIP is a comprehensive major medical insurance plan, providing medical, counseling, prescriptionvision and dental services. Learn about how to use SHIP here (including claims and billing). Remember, all students can use the Tang Center, whether you waive SHIP or not.

  • If students in this program already have health insurance that meets the mandate and do not want to be enrolled in SHIP or responsible for the fee, the Spring 2021 waiver period is December 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. All waivers received between January 2, 2021 and January 15, 2021 will be subject to a late fee of $75. Absolutely no waiver applications will be accepted after January 15, 2021.