School Overview

Founded in 1949, the University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative changemakers confront humanity's urgent challenges. USD provides a character-building education that fosters independent thought, innovation, integrity, analytical thinking, and an open-minded and collaborative world view. In 1972, the original College of Women, College of Men, and the School of Law merged and formed what is now the University of San Diego. Committed to the Catholic faith, the school's leaders also embraced the spirit of ecumenism and academic freedom.

USD offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges and schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Leadership and Education Sciences
  • Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
  • Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering
  • Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
  • School of Law
  • Division of Professional and Continuing Education
  • Franciscan School of Theology

With a curriculum designed to meet the demands of today’s working professionals, the University of San Diego offers four master’s degree programs that provide practical skills for careers in education, law enforcement, security, and health care.

School Details

Location: 5998 Alcala Park,San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Sector & Type: Private, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission



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