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 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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Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation

Simulation in healthcare has emerged as a novel approach to educating and training professionals. As simulation labs have expanded, individuals who understand the educational and administrative aspects will be key to their continued success. A unique program designed for both clinicians and non-clinicians. No previous experience is necessary.

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State Authorization
USF is accepting applications for enrollment into online degree programs from residents in the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Please check for specific programs offered in these states.