Master of Science in Humanitarian Action 

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Our Supportive Community is Here to Help You Succeed

At USD you will join a community of individuals who are all committed to one common goal, your success. As you consider what degree is right for you, take the opportunity to virtually meet our team and connect with the resources available to you as a student.

Topher McDougal, PhD
Topher McDougal, PhD
Academic Director, Professor of Economic Development, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
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Alex Constant
Program Coordinator

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Copley Library

The Copley Library holds books, journals, reference works, databases, and more to help you further your education.

Library Services Contact Information

Michael Epstein
Phone: 619.260.2360
Email: [email protected]

Start your research with the Copley Library’s Research Guides.

Board of Advisors

Our talented and experienced Board of Advisors are some of our greatest resources.

The instructors in the Master of Science in Humanitarian Action program at USD possess a unique combination of government, academic and industry experience. They come with extensive experience in leadership and peace studies and are catalysts for change in their chosen fields.

Click here to view your Board of Advisors.

Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Admissions is here to support you as you work through your USD graduate application. Upon successful completion of your application, this team prepares your completed application for committee review and processes your acceptance so that you are ready to join the USD community as an admitted student.

Hours & Contact Information

Location: Manchester Hall, Suite 205
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-4524
 [email protected]

A Message From The Office of Graduate Admissions

Office of Financial Aid Services

Financial aid is important consideration for many students. Sometimes it can feel unnerving—it doesn’t have to be though. Our team of financial aid advisors and counselors are part of your USD Community and we are here to assist you.

As you begin to review your financial aid information and for a review of the financial aid process, we encourage you to start by reading the steps that are outlined in your “Tuition and Financial Aid” page located here in your Student Success Center. That information was written specifically with you in mind and to help simplify things as much as possible.

If you have questions after reviewing this process, please feel free to reach out. It is the mission of the Office of Financial Aid Services to provide financial assistance in an accurate, efficient and timely manner as well as to provide the best possible service. Once again, welcome! We look forward to working with you.”

Hours & Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-2700
Email: [email protected]

A Message from the Office of Financial Aid Services

ITS Help Desk

The Information Technology Services (ITS) department assists students with troubleshooting with technology-related issues on Canvas, USD account log-in assistance, and claiming the USDOne Account.

Hours and Contact Information:

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7AM – 7PM
Friday: 7AM – 5PM

Summer/Intersession Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED (Limited Phone Support)

Phone: (619) 260-7900
Email: [email protected]

Military and Veterans Program

Our military and veterans program was designed to allow students to use their benefits as efficiently as possible. If you are active duty or a veteran of our military, please connect with us to see options available to you.

Hours and Contact Information:

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-7483
Email: [email protected]

A Message from the Military and Veterans Program

One Stop Student Center

The One Stop Student Center at the University of San Diego is here to answer all of your Financial Aid & Student Accounts questions.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-4600 x2888
Email: [email protected]

Student Success Team

The Role of Your Student Success Team

Your Student Success Team is here for just that – your success. This team consists of your Program Coordinator, Program Assistant, and other behind-the-scenes players. If you have questions about registration, classes, and anything administrative in nature, the Student Success Team is your absolute best resource. They also facilitate your welcome webinar and onboarding best practices. If you have questions, the Student Success Team has answers.

Email: [email protected]