Graduate Degrees

USD offers 35 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.

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

International applicant deadlines may vary.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MA

Spring - December 1, 2019

Fall - June 1, 2020

MFA

Fall - January 3, 2020

MS

Fall - April 1, 2020

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, 2019

MS

(on campus)

Spring - November 1, 2019

Fall - March 1, 2020

(online)

Spring - December 2, 2019

Summer - April 13, 2020

Fall - August 3, 2020

Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • BSN to DNP Post MSN to DNP

DNP

Fall - December 15, 2019

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, 2019

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MA

Fall - January 15, 2020

MA

Fall - February 15, 2020

MS

Fall - March 15, 2020

Dual Degree Programs

See departments for details

Professional and Continuing Education

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MS

Spring - December 2, 2019

Summer - April 13, 2020

Fall - August 3, 2020

MS

Spring - December 2, 2019

Summer - April 13, 2020

Fall - August 3, 2020

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 - (professional only) December 1, 2019

Fall - June 15, 2020 

Accountancy
  • Controllership and Accounting Information System Development specialization

  • Corporate Reporting and Financial Management specialization

  • Personal Financial Planning specialization

MS

Spring, Summer, Fall - Rolling

MS

Fall - June 15, 2020

MS

Fall - June 15, 2020

MS

Fall - June 15, 2020

MS

See department for details

MS

Fall - June 15, 2020

MS

Fall - June 15, 2020

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

  • Certificate in Nonprofit 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 - December 15, 2019

MA

Fall - February 10, 2020

MA

Spring - November 15, 2019

Fall - April 15, 2020

MA

Spring - November 15, 2019

Summer - March 31, 2020

Fall - June 30, 2020

MA

Spring - October 21, 2019

Fall - February 10, 2020

MA

Spring - November 15, 2019

Fall - June 30, 2020

MEd

Spring - November 15, 2019

Summer - June 1, 2020

Fall - June 30, 2020

MEd

Spring - November 15, 2019

Summer - May 1, 2020

Fall - June 30, 2020

MEd

Spring - November 15, 2019

Summer - May 1, 2020

Fall - June 30, 2020

MEd

Spring - November 15, 2019

Summer - June 1, 2020

Fall - June 30, 2020

PhD

Fall - May 15, 2020

PhD

Summer & Fall - December 15, 2019

Summer - (hybrid only) April 30, 2020

Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MS

Spring - December 2, 2019

Summer - April 13, 2020

Fall - August 3, 2020