Graduate Programs

Combining competitive academics with real-world clinical practice, our nursing and health profession programs are diverse in scope and offer a number of pathways to an advanced degree in the field.

Graduate Programs

The rising need for health care professionals has created unprecedented opportunities for generalists with advanced education. But for us it’s more than just meeting a demand.

Since opening our doors as the first private nursing school in California, we’ve committed all of our resources to ensure USF Graduate students leave our campus prepared not only for successful healthcare careers, but equipped to improve the lives of their patients and peers.

Students in our graduate programs have the opportunity to gain clinical practice in more than 200 of the Bay Area’s top healthcare organizations: John Muir Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University Medical Center, San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF Medical Center, the Alameda County Public Health Department, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Learn more about our Master's and Doctoral programs below.

Master's programs


Graduates of our master’s programs enter the fields of nursing education, health care management, health care administration, teaching, and more, and join a vibrant community of health care providers in one of the nation’s most diverse landscapes.

Doctoral Programs


We’ve designed our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs to embrace progressive thought that draws on the values of our Jesuit mission. State-of the-art facilities, full-time Fulbright Scholars and more than 200 Bay Area health care institutions provide doctoral students with every opportunity to advance their careers.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a variety of track options (listed below) providing one-of-a-kind opportunities for interprofessional collaboration.

Non-Degree Programs and Certificates


University of San Francisco’s non-degree programs are designed for students interested in pursuing professional training and complementing existing skillsets without committing to a full master’s or bachelor’s degree. Learn more

Contact Info

School of Nursing & Health Professions

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6681