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More Value for Your Tuition Investment
The University of San Diego’s online master’s degree programs are built to offer lasting value. Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers while balancing family life and budgets, each of our degree programs features competitive tuition rates and a high-quality, professional growth experience backed by personalized support from the USD team. With your degree awarded by a top-ranked university with a great reputation, your decision to earn your master’s degree at USD is a smart investment in your future.
Please note: Since our online graduate degrees offer 6 units per term, they are considered part time or 3/4 time programs.
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At the University of San Diego, we have helped countless working professionals move forward in their careers by advancing their education. More than a master’s degree, our graduate programs are designed to deliver an invaluable professional growth experience that is closely attuned to the needs and goals of our students, as well as the needs of leading employers in their chosen fields. Which program is right for you?
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the tuition for the master’s degree programs?
Tuition for USD’s master’s degree programs is based on a per unit fee, which varies by program. The cost per unit is the same for international students or non-California residents, since we are a private institution. Please visit your program of interest to view specific tuition information.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, visit USD’s Financial Aid webpage for a list of deadlines, requirements and instructions for applying for financial aid.
What fees are required for the program?
Check with an Enrollment Advisor for the most current fees. The Application Fee is $45. Online degree students are not responsible for the following:
- Student health insurance
- Health service fee
- Student Association fee
- Student Life Pavilion fee
What support do you provide to help me complete my master’s degree program?
Here at USD, you’re never treated like a number. From undivided attention with faculty to one-on-one admission and program counseling, our goal is to personalize your entire experience, surround you with support and ensure your success. Read more about Student Support.
Are the University of San Diego’s online master’s degree programs considered full-time or part-time?
All of the University of San Diego’s online graduate degrees provide 6 units per term, making them part-time, or 3/4 time, programs.
If I am not able to secure financial aid, does USD offer other payment options?
The University of San Diego offers two payment options to assist students in meeting the costs of education. Payment in full and an interest-free Monthly Payment Plan ($50 processing fee/term). Learn more about setting up a monthly payment plan.
How do I defer my undergraduate student loans?
Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information concerning deferral options, or by referring to the Federal Student Loan Repayment FAQ.
Can I get a refund if I don’t start classes?
For students in the online graduate programs both courses must be dropped prior to the first day of the semester to receive a 100% refund, and within the first three days of the semester to receive a 95% refund. No refund will be provided after the third day of the semester.
Students requesting to withdraw after the third day of the semester must withdraw by week five of the course. Students will receive a grade of “W” and no refund will be provided.