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 3,332 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,861 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 3,332 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 8,861 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 90 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 6 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$28,410
Student Population3,332
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs90 graduate programs
(6 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)6 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 $19,204 and the California graduate tuition is $21,757 (public) / $23,632 (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$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
California Graduate Schools$19,741$22,122
Public$11,486$21,757
Private$23,632
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, 1,443 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 Degree4041,031
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship3121
Doctor's degree - other20274
Post Bachelor's Degree80117
Total5351,443
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 128 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration program with 126 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 264 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 1,443 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,031 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 274 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 117 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 [+] 3 completers-
Environmental Science3-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 22 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance22-
Education [+] (1 completers) 253 completers$69,300
Education106$69,300
Curriculum and Instruction79$49,100
Educational Leadership and Administration19$47,900
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration15-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)25-
Special Education and Teaching3-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor6-
Legal Studies [+] 40 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies3$73,500
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law0-
Comparative Law17-
International Law and Legal Studies1-
Tax Law/Taxation16-
Legal Professions and Studies (other)3-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography1-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 29 completers-
Financial Mathematics29-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 39 completers-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution23-
Business Analytics16-
Psychology [+] 47 completers-
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (other)47-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 196 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration126-
70-
Social Sciences [+] 14 completers-
International Relations and Affairs14-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 7 completers-
Acting7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 200 completers-
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling32-
Medical Informatics76-
Nursing Administration7-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing16-
Nursing Practice14-
Clinical Nurse Leader55-
Business [+] (1 completers) 165 completers-
Business Administration and Management66$85,700
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management35-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)24-
Accounting19-
Finance0-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Real Estate14-
Taxation7-
History [+] 0 completers-
History0-
Total1,031
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 8 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Education (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Nursing Science13-
Total21
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 241 completers-
Law241-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 33 completers-
Nursing Practice33-
Total274
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-
Education (other)0-
Legal Studies [+] 117 completers-
Tax Law/Taxation0-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal117-
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (other)0-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions (other)0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Medical Informatics0-
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing0-
Total117

Graduate Student Population at USD

For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,332 students enrolled into University of San Diego graduate schools where it has total 8,861 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,728 full-time and 1,604 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,350 male and 1,982 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
Total3,3321,3501,982
Full-time1,7286041,124
Part-tme1,604746858
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,612 White (48.38%), 196 Black/African American (5.88%), 736 Hispanic (22.09%), 336 Asian (10.08%), and 452 students with other races. 107 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3321,3501,982
American Indian/Native American1064
Asian336129207
Black/African American19673123
Hispanic736300436
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander954
White1,612660952
Two More15149102
Un-Known1758095
Non-resident Alien1074859
University of San Diego offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 788 graduate students (23.65% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively . The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,332
Enrolled Online Exclusively788
Enrolled Some Online Courses0
Not in Online Courses2,544
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of San Diego. 811 students are aged 20 to 24 (24.34% of total students), 199 students are aged above 50 (5.97%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of San Diego.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,3321,3501,982
Age 20-2150842
Age 22-24761253508
Age 25-291,008368640
Age 30-34542249293
Age 35-39348160188
Age 40-49424217207
Age 50-641879295
Over 641239

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