Graduate Degrees

As a nationally recognized Catholic institution, the University of San Diego is focused on an unwavering expectation: academic excellence. 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.

Application Deadlines

Each of the University’s graduate programs maintains its own application deadlines. In addition to the final deadlines listed here, some programs offer priority deadlines and deadlines specific to international applicants. Programs also reserve the right to extend application deadlines as they see fit.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the individual program's webpage in order to see the full list of deadlines relevant to their program of interest. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure their application package is completed by the appropriate deadline.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MA

Spring - December 1, 2020

Fall - July 15, 2021

MFA

Fall - December 20, 2020

MS

Fall - April 1, 2021

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
Master's Entry Program in Nursing (for non-RNs)
  • for non-RNs with bachelor's degrees

MSN

Fall - October 15, 2020

MS

Spring - December 1, 2020 (online)

& January 8, 2021 (on-campus)

Summer - April 12, 2021 (online only)

Fall - August 2, 2021 (both on-campus & online)

Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • BSN to DNP

  • Post MSN to DNP

DNP

Fall - See departments for details

PhD in Nursing
  • BSN to PhD in Nursing with Executive Nurse Leader

  • BSN to PhD in Nursing with Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist 

  • Post MSN to PhD in Nursing

PhD

Fall - December 15, 2020

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MA

Fall - January 15, 2021

MA

Fall - February 15, 2021

MS

Fall - February 15, 2021

Dual Degree Programs

See departments for details

Professional and Continuing Education

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MS

Spring - December 1, 2020

Summer - April 12, 2021

Fall - August 2, 2021

MS

Spring - December 1, 2020

Summer - April 12, 2021

Fall - August 2, 2021

School of Business

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
Business Administration
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprises Concentration

  • Finance Concentration

  • International Business Concentration

  • Management Concentration

  • Marketing Concentration

  • New Venture Management Concentration

  • Supply Chain Management Concentration

MBA

Spring - (hybrid only) December 1, 2020

Fall - May 1, 2021

Accountancy
  • Controllership and Accounting Information System Development specialization

  • Corporate Reporting and Financial Management specialization

MS

Spring, Summer, Fall - Rolling

MS

Fall - May 1, 2021

MS

Fall - May 1, 2021

MS

Fall - May 1, 2021

MS

See department for details

MS

Fall - May 1, 2021

MS

Fall - May 1, 2021

MS

Spring, Summer, Fall - Rolling

MBA Dual Degree Programs
  • Juris Doctor (JD/MBA)

  • MSRE/MBA in Real Estate

  • MSF/MBA in Finance

  • MS/MBA in Business Analytics

  • MS/MBA in Supply Chain Management

See departments for details

MSRE Dual Degree Programs
  • Juris Doctor (JD/MSRE)

  • MSRE/MBA in Real Estate

See departments for details

School of Law

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
General LLM (concentrations as approved)
  • Criminal Law

  • Employment and Labor Law

  • Environmental and Energy Law

  • Intellectual Property Law

LLM
TBD
LLM
TBD
JD
TBD

School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES)

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
BA/MEd

Fall - January 1, 2021

MA

Fall - April 15, 2021

MA

Spring - November 15, 2020

Summer - March 31, 2021

Fall - June 30, 2021

MA

Spring - November 15, 2020

Fall - June 30, 2021

Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • School Counseling

MA

Fall - February 10, 2021

MA

Spring - October 21, 2020

Fall - February 10, 2021

MEd

Spring - November 15, 2020

Summer - June 1, 2021

Fall - July 30, 2021

MEd

Spring - June 1, 2021

Summer - May 15, 2021

Fall - July 30, 2021

PhD

Fall - January 1, 2021

 

PhD

Fall - April 15, 2021

Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MS

Spring - December 1, 2020

Summer - April 12, 2021

Fall - August 2, 2021

MS

Spring - December 1, 2020

Summer - April 12, 2021

Fall - August 2, 2021

MS

Spring - December 1, 2020

Summer - April 12, 2021

Fall - August 2, 2021