University of San Diego Graduate Schools

University of San Diego (referred to as USD) is a Private, 4 years school located in San Diego, CA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of San Diego is $28,410 in average. The school has 3,339 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,041 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of San Diego (referred to as USD) is a Private, 4 years school located in San Diego, CA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (3/31/1956 - Current).
USD Directory Information
School NameUniversity of San Diego (USD)
Address5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone619-260-4600
Webhttps://www.sandiego.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.sandiego.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/application.php
Financial Infohttps://www.sandiego.edu/admission-and-aid/tuition-and-financial-aid.php
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of San Diego is $28,410 in average. The school has 3,339 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,041 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 97 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 9 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$28,410
Student Population3,339
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs97 graduate programs
(9 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of San Diego is $28,410 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $1,552.
University of San Diego offers the alternative tuition plans.
University of San Diego offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)9 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of San Diego is $28,410. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$26,064$354
2018-2019$26,712$354
2019-2020$27,288$474
2020-2021$27,936$474
2021-2022$27,936$474
The graduate school tuition & fees of USD is relatively expensive compared to private graduate schools in California. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the California graduate tuition is $21,770 (public) / $23,520 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of San Diego$28,410
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
California Graduate Schools$19,744$22,117
Public$11,503$21,770
Private$23,520
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $21,007 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of San Diego. On-campus living costs are increased by 6.28% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $22,014. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.73% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$12,630$3,240$13,293$4,239
2018-2019$12,980$3,240$13,779$4,248
2019-2020$14,126$3,717$15,084$5,274
2020-2021$15,156$2,933$16,580$4,642
2021-2022$16,246$2,979$17,253$4,761
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,552 at University of San Diego. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$1,448
2018-2019$1,484
2019-2020$1,516
2020-2021$1,552
2021-2022$1,552
The law school tuition at University of San Diego is $58,821 for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at University of San Diego.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of San Diego
TuitionFees
Law$58,340$481

Graduate Programs at USD

University of San Diego offers 53 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,523 students have completed their study at University of San Diego.
Offered Degrees at University of San Diego
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree4481,121
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship3128
Doctor's degree - other20272
Post Bachelor's Degree30102
Post Master's Degree100
Total5391,523
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of San Diego by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Legal Assistant/Paralegal program with 117 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration program with 131 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 241 completers.
University of San Diego offers 53 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,523 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,121 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 272 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 102 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 10 completers-
Environmental Science10-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (1 completers) 40 completers-
Artificial Intelligence0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance40-
Education [+] (2 completers) 240 completers$69,300
Education89$69,300
Curriculum and Instruction70$49,100
Educational Leadership and Administration25$47,900
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration21-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)29-
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Special Education and Teaching2-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor4-
Legal Studies [+] 42 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies1$73,500
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law2-
Comparative Law12-
International Law and Legal Studies1-
Tax Law/Taxation22-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 29 completers-
Financial Mathematics29-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 57 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution32-
Data Science, General0-
Business Analytics25-
Psychology [+] 97 completers-
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (other)97-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 191 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration131-
60-
Social Sciences [+] 9 completers-
International Relations and Affairs9-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Acting7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 171 completers-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling26-
Medical Informatics56-
Nursing Administration7-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing13-
Nursing Practice11-
Clinical Nurse Leader58-
Business [+] (2 completers) 211 completers-
Business Administration and Management90$85,700
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management17-
Research and Development Management0-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)54-
Accounting13-
Finance1-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Real Estate16-
Taxation20-
History [+] 0 completers-
History0-
Total1,121
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration15-
Education (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Nursing Science13-
Total28
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 227 completers-
Law227-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 45 completers-
Nursing Practice45-
Total272
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 0 completers-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Legal Studies [+] 102 completers-
Tax Law/Taxation0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal102-
Total102
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at USD

For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,339 students enrolled into University of San Diego graduate schools where it has total 9,041 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,643 full-time and 1,696 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,417 male and 1,922 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3391,4171,922
Full-time1,6435831,060
Part-tme1,696834862
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,533 White (45.91%), 214 Black/African American (6.41%), 717 Hispanic (21.47%), 356 Asian (10.66%), and 519 students with other races. 148 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3391,4171,922
American Indian/Native American734
Asian356139217
Black/African American21493121
Hispanic717304413
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1394
White1,533655878
Two More16053107
Un-Known19188103
Non-resident Alien1487375
University of San Diego offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 993 graduate students (29.74% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively . The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,339
Enrolled Online Exclusively993
Enrolled Some Online Courses0
Not in Online Courses2,346
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of San Diego. 843 students are aged 20 to 24 (25.25% of total students), 189 students are aged above 50 (5.66%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of San Diego.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3391,4171,922
Age 20-21521240
Age 22-24791240551
Age 25-29961410551
Age 30-34518255263
Age 35-39376178198
Age 40-49452230222
Age 50-641799089
Over 641028

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