Envision Future Success with a Degree from USD

Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering offers a supportive, well-rounded education that inspires you to innovate, create and ultimately, make a difference by practicing real-world engineering. The school develops thinkers and leaders who have solid technical, communication and problem-solving skills balanced with broad perspective to make things happen locally and globally. We develop a future of Changemaking Engineers who will take on society's challenges and opportunities in socially, ethically and professionally responsible ways.

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering offers graduate study in:

  • Cyber Security Engineering

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Comfort, Compassion, Caring—Without a Prescription

The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science offers graduate programs with a public conscience. Ranked as one of the top Catholic Graduate Nursing Schools in the nation (U.S. News & World Report), the school includes internationally recognized faculty who possess have extensive postgraduate research training.

The School of Nursing offers graduate study in:

  • PhD in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master's Entry Program in Nursing
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Health Care Informatics - Online

School of Law

The Perfect Climate for Studying Law

USD School of Law offers the perfect climate for studying law. It’s not just about the great weather and our location in America’s finest city and on one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. It’s also about our outstanding faculty, dedication to student success, extensive alumni network, and innovative skills training. USD is recognized for having one of the most collegial and supportive environments among its law school competitors. USD develops human capital in a rigorous and collaborative learning environment, shaping leaders who will carry forward that same spirit of collaboration to make a positive impact where they work and in the communities where they live.

The School of Law offers:

JD Programs

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

LLM Programs

  • General LLM with Concentration
  • LLM in Comparative Law
  • LLM in Taxation
  • LLM in Business and Corporate Law
  • LLM in International Law

MS in Legal Studies

  • MS in Legal Studies

School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Develop the Whole Person, Inspire the Whole Community

The nationally-accredited School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) develops leaders, educators, counselors and therapists who advocate for equity and inclusion in the professional settings in which they serve. SOLES is the first to offer a doctoral program Leadership Studies and continues to inspire its diverse graduate community through applied learning.

SOLES offers graduate study in:

  • Leadership Studies (Master's and Doctorate)
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  • TESOL, Literacy and Culture
  • Education - with Credential (on campus)
  • Education - Online
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling with PPS Credential
  • Marital and Family Therapy

College of Arts and Sciences

Where Students Thrive in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences helps you develop a coherent, integrated and rich view of the world. Here you will collaborate with our dedicated faculty to combine the arts and humanities with the natural and social sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate study in:

  • Marine Sciences
  • International Relations
  • MFA in Dramatic Arts

School of Business

See Business From a Different Angle

The School of Business is student-centric in all we do so you can soak up as much learning and faculty time as you can. During each program, you will have the opportunity to experience the business world firsthand by consulting with companies in the greater San Diego community and beyond. Additionally, you'll brush shoulders with industry experts, share a toast in Madrid while studying abroad, and in the process, become a savvy business leader and change agent.

The School of Business offers graduate study in:

  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Accountancy and Taxation
  • Executive Leadership
  • Finance
  • Global Leadership
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Where Fierce Compassion Meets Action

At the Kroc School, learning starts in your classroom but doesn't stop there. Our culturally-rich, globally-diverse students and faculty deliver an education in peacebuilding, social justice and innovative change that blends knowledge with doing. Whether it's Nobel peace laureates speaking in our theatre, seminars across the Mexican border, workshops with social entrepreneurs or internships in communities all over the world, students become active participants in the practice of changemaking.

The Kroc School has recently announced its new Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI). The MASI is unlike any program because it integrates expertise in peacebuilding with skills from business, entrepreneurship and leadership. It is a multi-disciplinary program that breaks down the silo mindset and prepares students to effectively tackle the issues they are most passionate about.

The Kroc School offers graduate study in:

  • Social Innovation
  • Peace and Justice
  • Law and Peace Dual Degree

Professional and Continuing Education

Jumpstart Your Career

Gain the skills and expertise necessary to advance your career, create new possibilities and connect with the promise of a brighter future made possible through courses, certificates and programs offered or supported by Professional and Continuing Education (PCE).

PCE offers graduate study in:

  • Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership - Online
  • Cyber Security Operations and Leadership - Online

PCE offers certficate programs in:

  • Education
  • Business
  • English Language Learning
  • Paralegal
  • Health Care Informatics