Graduate International Students

Prospective Students and Applicants

We are excited to have you consider the University of San Diego for your graduate studies. As a graduate student at USD, you will be joining a vibrant community of global-minded students and scholars pursuing excellence in their studies and beyond. The Office of Graduate Admissions is here to support you throughout the application process.
See a checklist of what's required for your application for admission.
See what the estimated expenses for the first year of your program will be.

Application Deadlines

Some programs offer deadlines specific to international applicants in order to ensure enough time for visa processing. Please visit your program’s website in order to confirm your application deadline.

Program Eligibility

The following graduate programs are currently unavailable for students who require an F or J visa (International applicants who reside in the United States under an employment-based visa, such as the H1-B or L-1, may be eligible for these programs):

  • BSN to DNP (hybrid format)
  • MS in Cyber Security Engineering (on-campus format)
  • MS in Executive Leadership
  • MS in Global Leadership
  • MS in Supply Chain Management (hybrid format)
  • MSN to DNP (hybrid format)

Additionally, the University's 100% online master's degrees are unable to issue the F or J student visas. These programs include:

  • Master of Education (online format)
  • MS in Applied Data Science
  • MS in Cyber Security Engineering (online format)
  • MS in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership
  • MS in Health Care Informatics (online format)
  • MS in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership