Graduate Student Resources

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Graduate Student Life

In support of the University of San Diego’s Mission Statement, Graduate Student Life supports all Graduate, Law and Ph.D. students and aims to foster: 

Community building: by providing opportunities for graduate students to build community and fostering conversations and collaboration across disciplines. 

Communication: by promoting existing campus services to students and helping departments share ideas on how to best serve graduate students.  

Advocacy: by growing and maintaining a graduate student presence on campus, encouraging services to be more inclusive of graduate students, and conducting regular assessments of graduate student quality of life.

Graduate Student Scholarships

Thanks to Immigrants Rising’s they've compiled a List of Graduate Scholarships that contains scholarships for graduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by the deadline date, contains scholarships at the local, state and national levels.

Off-Campus Housing

If you are looking for Off-Campus Housing, please visit the Off-Campus Housing Resource for Graduate and Law Students page.  You can also set-up in an in-person appointment to receive resources and discuss off-campus housing options by emailing

First Generation Graduate/Law Student Resource

Visit the First Generation Graduate/Law Student website where students and their families can learn about what it means to be a First-Generation student at USD. This website provides key resources and programs, specifically for Graduate and Law Students, that better support the growing First-Generation student population at USD. For more information, please email

If you have questions or concerns about Graduate Student Life, Off-Campus Housing or the First Generation Resources please contact ally Mariann Sanchez, Assistant Director for Graduate Student Life: