Restorative Justice Facilitation and Leadership Certificate

Application Requirements for Graduate Credit

Due to visa regulations, this program is not available to applicants that require a student F-1 visa. Applicants who will need a student visa are encouraged to apply to a degree-granting (MA or PhD) program, for either the fall or spring terms.

Application Checklist

Online Application:

  • The University of San Diego Graduate School Admission Application and $45 application fee.

    • Upload the following to submit your online application
      • Statement of Purpose
      • Resume
      • Recommenders’ Contact Information


An official transcript from the university where you earned your bachelor’s degree is required at the time of application.


  • Official E-Transcripts are acceptable only if emailed to
  • Transcripts from study abroad courses and transfer credits are not required.

Degrees Earned Outside of the United States:

Letters of Recommendation:

  • Two professional letters of recommendation from professors or employers


  • Current resumé or curriculum vitae

Statement of Purpose:

  • 500-word maximum statement of purpose. Please include a brief narrative (1 page only) describing yourself, your goals, and the importance of being trained as a restorative justice facilitator and leader. The purpose of this narrative is to give the program director a sense of who you are and why you are applying to the Graduate Certificate Program in Restorative Justice Facilitation and Leadership at the University of San Diego.

Education Requirements

  • Applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning the program. Applicants may apply prior to completing their bachelor's degree. In this case, please submit your most up-to-date transcripts, and if admitted, submit a second set of official transcripts after your degree is conferred
  • The minimum cumulative grade point average is 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale) in all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • This program does not have any specific prerequisite courses.

Experience Requirements

Some leadership experience is helpful but professional experience is not required.


All application materials must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions by the final deadline in order for your application to be considered for admission.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

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Status and Decisions

To confirm that application materials have been received, please log into the MySanDiego portal or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (619) 260-4524. Admissions decision letters are sent via US Mail.

Submit all supplemental materials to:

Office of Graduate Admissions 
University of San Diego, Manchester Hall 105
5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492

For questions about the admissions contact:

SOLES Office of Admissions and Outreach 
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 143
(619) 260-7988
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