Degree Programs

At the University of San Francisco, we inspire you to reach for a higher standard. A USF education is about transforming thought into action — applying what you learn to making the world a better place. We provide exceptional, accessible faculty and small online classes for a quality learning experience. Programs accept new students in Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Online Master of Science in Nursing empowers nurses to concentrate on “the big picture approach” of patient outcomes. As a result, Clinical Nurse Leaders are better prepared to foster meaningful change in their local health care organization and in the health care profession as a whole. Students will find the Jesuit values of social justice, diversity, integrity, accountability and excellence woven throughout this pioneering program, reinforcing the concept that nursing really is one of the highest forms of service to humanity.

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Master of Public Administration

The Online Master of Public Administration focuses on the knowledge and skills professional public administrators will need to effectively lead interactions between the public, private, and non-profit sectors and accomplish workable solutions for the common good. Students will learn to apply management theory, develop their managerial skills, deepen their understanding of ethical practices in the public sector and build their skills in planning, organizing, staffing, and evaluating the work of public agencies.

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Master of Public Health

The Online Master of Public Health is an interprofessional degree for tomorrow's public health leaders.  MPH online is offered by the School of Nursing and Health Professions through its Department of Population Health Sciences. The program is particularly well suited for candidates eager to develop practice-oriented skills and competencies to promote population health.

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State Authorization

USF is accepting applications from residents in specific U.S. states and territories for enrollment into our 100% online degree programs. Please check our State Authorization Status List for the states and territories from which we can enroll residents in our 100% online degree programs. Programs are only considered to be 100% online degree programs if they have no physical presence (classes, fieldwork, or otherwise) in those states or territories.