Graduate Degrees

USD offers 27 master's degrees, three doctoral degrees, the JD, and five LLM degrees. Across all of our graduate programs, award-winning faculty engage students through small class sizes, hands-on research, and real-world global experiences and knowledge.

The following is a list of degrees currently offered by the University of San Diego. Detailed information about these degrees is available through the Graduate Course Catalog and the School of Law website. Each degree is linked to the academic department offering the degree, and the department page will open in a new window.

Because of the variety of programs offered, many different application deadlines exist. In some cases, programs offer entry during the summer, spring, and fall terms, while others only fall or summer entry. Please consult with the program website, admissions information page, or the graduate bulletin for the deadlines associated with your program.

College of Arts and Sciences
MA in History
MA in International Relations
MFA in Dramatic Arts
MS in Marine Science
School of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprises Concentration
  Finance Concentration
  International Business Concentration
  Management Concentration
  Marketing Concentration
  New Venture Management Concentration
  Supply Chain Management Concentration
Custom Corporate MBA
MBA for Corporate Counsel (JD required)
MS in Accountancy
  Controllership and Accounting Information System Development specialization
  Corporate Reporting and Financial Management specialization
  Personal Financial Planning specialization
MS in Executive Leadership
MS in Finance
MS in Global Leadership
MS in Real Estate
MS in Supply Chain Management
MS in Taxation
Concurrent Degree Programs
  MBA and MS in Real Estate
  (See also Intra-University Concurrent Degree Programs and International Dual Degrees below)
School of Law
Juris Doctor (JD)
JD/LLM in Taxation
LLM in Business and Corporate Law
LLM in Comparative Law (for international lawyers)
LLM in International Law
LLM in Taxation
General LLM (concentrations as approved)
MS in Legal Studies
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
MA in Counseling
  Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization
  School Counseling specialization
MA in Higher Education Leadership
MA in Leadership Studies
MA in Marital and Family Therapy
MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
  - with Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (Elementary Education)
  - with Preliminary Single Subject Credential (Secondary Education)
MEd in Special Education
  - with Preliminary Educational Specialist Credential, Mild/Moderate Disabilities
MEd in TESOL, Literacy, and Culture
Master of Education (MEd online programs)
  - Curriculum and Instruction
  - Inclusive Learning: Special Education and Universal Design
  - STEAM: Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics
  - Literacy and Digital Learning
PhD in Leadership Studies
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
Master's Entry Program in Nursing (for non-RNs with bachelor's degrees)
MS in Health Care Informatics
Master of Science in Nursing
- Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Dual Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner
- Clinical Nurse Leader
- Executive Nurse Leader
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Health Care Informatics
- Dual Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
PhD in Nursing
  BSN to PhD in Nursing with Executive Nurse Leader focus
  Post MSN to PhD in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  BSN to DNP
  Post MSN to DNP
Kroc School of Peace Studies
MA in Peace and Justice Studies
MA in Peacebuilding
Professional and Continuing Education
MS in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership
MS in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership*
Intra-University Dual Degree Programs
JD/MBA with International Business Track
JD/MA in International Relations
MBA/MS in Real Estate
International Dual Degree Programs
University of San Diego with Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec)
  USD: MBA or MBA with International Business Track
  Tec: MBA, MS in Finance, or MS in Marketing
University of San Diego with Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU)
  USD: MBA or MBA with International Business Track

The University of San Diego reserves the right to add or withdraw programs whenever such changes are adjudged to be desirable or necessary.

*This program is pending WSCUC approval

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions
Serra Hall 202
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4524
Fax: (619) 260-4158

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.