​Admissions

The possibilities are open. Your path starts here.

The University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences is a place for aspiring leaders, for educators who want to make an impact, for those who believe idealism can be channeled into real change, for those who know the value of communication and collaboration. While our school includes multiple programs and departments, a few foundational elements resound through every student's experience.

Here, you'll learn to be a catalyst for change, whatever your career or field of study. You'll be accepted for who you are. You'll be mentored, encouraged, challenged, led and listened to. You'll become a better global citizen. You'll build lifelong connections.

Whether you seek to become a family therapist, an educator, a nonprofit director, or any other career track within SOLES' realm, know that you're in the right place for dreamers driven to make an impact for good. Explore our admissions process from this page, and reach out with questions or to chat about program details.

Click for Video Campus tour "Beauty will attract them; goodness will lead them; but the truth will hold them." - Mother Rosalie Hill, University Founder, on the location and purpose of USD.

Campus Video Tour

Explore the University of San Diego (USD) through our Campus Video Tours. The tour begins with Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, home of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES). From there, you can get a bird's eye view of Copley Library, the Hanh University Center, the Immaculata, and so much more. 

USD consistently ranks as one of the nation's most beautiful college campuses (Princeton Review), is recognized as a "Community Engagement Institution" by the Carnegie Foundation, and is a member of Ashoka's Changemaker Campus Consortium. At SOLES, we are proud to have 34 full-time faculty members, over 40 affiliate faculty, and over 30 administrators and staff who are committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice.