Applying to USD Graduate Programs

The selection process for USD’s graduate programs is highly competitive. Successful applicants demonstrate that they are prepared to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree, certificate or credential in their desired field. Graduate program applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited and approved institution. Doctoral program applicants must also hold a master’s degree.

Applications must be submitted online. Apply now and see a full list of program applications. Note that deadlines among graduate programs may vary. Please reference individual department websites for program deadlines and for specific admission criteria, as certain programs may have additional requirements. Students applying to the Law School must apply directly through the School of Law.

View a comprehensive list of all required graduate application materials.

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.