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Join us in welcoming the new Dean of SOLES

“I am excited to join the SOLES and the University of San Diego family. I embrace the vision of supporting students to engage in their research and academics to make informed choices and leverage global perspectives that lead to constructive action in their work, personal lives, and communities." - Dean Kimberly White-Smith

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Counseling &
Marital and Family Therapy

Gain skills, theory and hands-on practice to create change for the better.

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Leadership Studies

Create innovative and dynamic approaches to learning and leadership.

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Learning and Teaching

Make an impact both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Naval ROTC

Serve our country as a commissioned officer in the Navy and Marine Corps.

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Graduate Certificates

Expand your professional reach while earning graduate level credit with a certificate from USD.

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SOLES Homecoming and 50th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration

Return to Mother Rosalie Hill Hall for a festive happy hour and reconnect with members of your cohort, faculty, and the rest of the SOLES community.

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Join the USD SOLES family!

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now open. Choose from degrees and certificates in education, counseling, and teaching.

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Global Opportunities

Last year, 258 students took part in one of our 20 international experiences offered in 12 countries.

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Courses Abroad
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“I believe it is so important for us to experience another culture and country because that cultural awareness makes stronger practitioners.”

— Miguel Rodriguez, '18
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“The emphasis SOLES places on guided self-reflection has helped me understand who I am as a person, as a student, and as a professional. I wouldn't have had this chance for growth without SOLES.”

— David Horber, Masters Student, Higher Education Leadership
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“The international experience was life-changing and allowed me to understand leadership from a hands-on, global perspective.”

— Jessica García De Paz, '15
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