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Why Apply to a USD Graduate Program?
- Learn from exemplary faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally in their fields, and collaborate with students on interdisciplinary research and scholarship.
- Participate in exciting international opportunities available across all graduate programs.
- Take advantage of USD's strong organizational relationships and a network that includes 61,152 alumni living in all 50 states and 159 countries.
Develop your passion and skills with USD's commitment to academic excellence, intellectual rigor and global citizenship.
Embark on your journey to earning a masters or doctoral degree from USD by applying now.
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Arts and Sciences
The MA, MS and MFA programs in the College of Arts and Sciences will help students realize their potential through close collaboration with faculty who are leaders in their fields. Whether students are wishing to hone their professional skills or change careers, students will thrive in the liberal arts and sciences and develop a coherent, integrated, rich world view.
School of Business
Graduate programs in the School of Business at the University of San Diego are highly-ranked, rigorous and closely connected to the needs of the 21st century business world. The School of Business develops socially responsible business leaders with a global mindset and a passion for innovation.
School of Engineering
The MS in Cyber Security Engineering is the first graduate-level engineering program at USD. The program emphasizes ethics, applied and theoretical technical knowledge and skills, cross-domain learning, and a mission-centric focus that are critical skills for cyber practitioners (public or private) who protect the prosperity and safety of the community and nation.
Hahn School of
Nursing and Health Science
Ranked in the top 30 graduate nursing programs by US World and News Report, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science can be characterized as a premier, private graduate school with a public conscience. The school was awarded the largest research grant in USD history, and has internationally recognized faculty with extensive postgraduate research training.
Leadership and Education Sciences
The School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) was recently ranked among the best graduate schools of education in the country by U.S. News & World Report. SOLES prepares educators and leaders to serve a diverse society by focusing on human dignity and the quality of life.
Joan B. Kroc
School of Peace Studies
The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies is dedicated to advancing the field of peace studies and a world-view of peace as human development. The school focuses on sustainable peace and justice through innovative education, interdisciplinary scholarship, advanced practice and policy engagement.
School of Law
USD is a member of the Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. USD is also one of the most selective law schools in the country, with an average LSAT score in the 89th percentile. The school is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs.
Professional and Continuing Education
The division of Professional and Continuing Education improves and expand professionals' performances in current positions or prepare them for career advancement and change by offering quality professional development in the classroom and online environment. Professional and Continuing Education offers online graduate degree programs in the field of Education, Law Enforcement and Cyber Security.