Graduate Admissions

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Admission Requirements

The University of San Diego Graduate School's applicant selection is competitive and based on evidence that the applicant will be able to successfully pursue a program leading to a post-baccalaureate degree, certificate, or credential in the field to which the student is applying.

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  • Applicants seeking admission to the University of San Diego graduate programs must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited and approved institution.
  • Applicants seeking admission to either of the doctoral programs must also hold a master’s degree.

Online applications are the preferred method for applying to graduate study at the University of San Diego. Use the Apply Now link for a full list of program applications. Note that certain programs may have additional requirements. Please reference the department Web site for specific admission criteria.

Deadlines for each graduate program at USD vary. Please see the department for program deadlines or contact Graduate Admissions via e-mail or by phone at (619) 260-4524.