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
MFA

Fall - December 19, 2021

MS

Fall - April 1, 2022

MA

Spring - December 1, 2021

Fall - March 15, 2022

Franciscan School of Theology

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MDiv/MTS

Fall - July 15, 2022

MDiv

Fall - July 15, 2022

MTS

Fall - July 15, 2022

MTS

Spring - December 15, 2021

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022

MA

Fall - July 15, 2022

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • BSN to DNP

  • Post MSN to DNP

DNP

Fall - See department for details

MS

On-Campus

Spring - January 4, 2022

Fall - June 30, 2022

Online

Spring - December 1, 2021

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022

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

MSN

Fall - October 15, 2021

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, 2021

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MS

Spring - October 1, 2021

Fall - August 1, 2022

Dual Degree Programs

See departments for details

MS

Fall - August 7, 2022

MA

Fall - April 22, 2022

MA

Spring - October 1, 2021

Fall - August 1, 2022

Knauss School of Business

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
Accountancy
  • Business Reporting and Analysis
    Business Analytics in Accounting

MS

Spring, Summer, Fall - Rolling

Business Administration
  • Business Analytics

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Finance

  • Organizational Leadership

  • Marketing

  • Supply Chain Management

MBA

Spring - (hybrid only) December 1, 2021

Fall - June 15, 2022

MS

Fall - June 15, 2022

MS

Fall - June 15, 2022

MS

Fall - June 15, 2022

MS

See department for details

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

MS

Fall - June 15, 2022

MS

Fall - June 15, 2022

MS

Spring, Summer, Fall - Rolling

Professional and Continuing Education

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MS

Spring - December 1, 2021

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022

MS

Spring - December 1, 2021

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022

MS

Spring - December 1, 2021

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022

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
JD
TBD
LLM
TBD

School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES)

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
PhD

Fall - April 25, 2022

 

MA

Fall - June 30, 2022

MA

Spring - November 15, 2021

Summer - May 1, 2022

Fall - June 30, 2022

MA

Spring - November 15, 2021

Fall - June 30, 2022

MEd

Spring - November 15, 2021

Summer - May 1, 2022

Fall - August 7, 2022

BA/MEd

Fall - January 1, 2022

Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • School Counseling

MA

Fall - February 10, 2022

MEd

Spring - November 15, 2021

Summer - May 1, 2022

Fall - August 7, 2022

PhD

Fall - April 15, 2022

MA

Fall - February 10, 2022

Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Program
Degree
Final App Deadline
MS

Spring - December 1, 2021

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022

MS

Spring - December 1, 2021

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022

MS

Spring - December 1, 2021

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022

MS

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022

MS

Spring - December 1, 2021

Summer - April 11, 2022

Fall - August 1, 2022