Getting Started

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.

Click on a program below to review specific requirements.

Master of Education

Admissions Requirements

All students admitted to the Master of Education online degree program will need to meet the same standards that applicants who enter other University of San Diego MEd programs do. Program admission standards are as follows. Should you have questions or concerns regarding any or all of these requirements, please contact an Enrollment Advisor to further asses your specific situation:

  • Bachelor’s degree* with a GPA of 2.75 or higher from a regionally accredited institution; official transcripts required from every college and university attended.
  • A personal phone interview
  • Two years of prior teaching experience: send a resume of your experience
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional supervisors
  • Two 500-word essays
  • International applicants: a minimum score of 90 on the TOEFL exam and a score of 20 on the written exam; and IELTS minimum score of 7.5
  • GRE score is optional
  • No teaching credential required; however, participants will need access to a classroom of students throughout the program to apply their learning and complete the course assignments as well as their action research project
Master of Science in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership

Admissions Requirements

The following elements are the standard admissions expectations for the online MS in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership program.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Bachelor’s GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • The completion of a standardized test, such as the GRE, GMAT, Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or LSAT may be submitted to strengthen an application if the undergraduate GPA is lower than 2.75, or upon recommendation of the admissions committee.
  • TOEFL scores of 115 or above (if applicable)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of support from the candidate’s employer or letter(s) of reference
  • Resume showing information technology experience as demonstrated through academic or career experience
Master in Law Enforcement & Public Safety leadership

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership degree, you will need to meet the admission requirements listed below. Your enrollment advisor will help you through the application process and identify any additional items you will need to complete the application packet.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Bachelor’s GPA minimum of 2.5 or higher. The completion of a standardized test is recommended if your GPA is under 2.75 (Miller Analogies Test [MAT], GRE, GMAT or LSAT)
  • TOEFL scores of 90 or above (if applicable)
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 300 words)
  • Letter of support from a current employer or two letters of reference


Application Process

Applying to a graduate program can be complicated – which is why we are here to help answer your questions and even pay for your transcripts!** If you have questions regarding the application, contact one of our enrollment advisors who will be able to answer your questions and assess your situation. Our enrollment advisors will also assist you with ordering and tracking your transcripts*

* Special Note: please anticipate that some colleges and universities can take 2 – 3 weeks to prepare and send official  transcripts. The application packet is not complete until all official transcripts are received.

**Unavailable for international transcripts / degree evaluations and some schools don’t allow transcripts ordered by third parties.