Become a Student

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. You can apply and start in any semester (spring, summer, or fall) and begin earning your degree by enrolling in the two 7-week courses being offered each fourteen-week semester.

Admissions and Requirements

To apply for any of the University of San Diego degrees, you will need to meet the admission requirements. Your enrollment advisor will help you through the application process and identify any additional items needed to complete the application packet.


How to Apply

Starting the application is easy! Create an account and begin filling in your personal information. You can save your progress and come back at any time to complete some of the more time-consuming requirements such as your essay or resume.

Application Instructions


Tuition and Financial Aid

One of University of San Diego’s highest priorities is to ensure that sufficient tuition and financial aid support is available to all eligible students. Learn more about how much your degree will cost, how to get pre-approved for financial aid through FAFSA, and other payment options such as interest-free monthly payments.


International Students

Most, but not all, of our online degree programs are open to international students. Please be sure to check the admissions requirements for the program in which you are interested in enrolling. If you are an international applicant, or if you earned your bachelor’s degree from a non-U.S. university,  it is recommended that you begin the application process up to three months before the application deadline.

Instructions for International Students


MilitaryStudents

University of San Diego (USD) has a long history of partnering with active duty military, veterans, and their families to provide an outstanding education. Find out how to use your military benefits toward your online graduate degree.


Academic Calendar

Most degrees allow students to start three times a year – in September, January or May. Once you start, classes will run year-round (including summer months). Take a look at our upcoming academic calendar to determine which start term will work for you.