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Prospectus GRADUATE


At a Glance ( Fall 2009 )

Number of Students 5,111 Undergraduate 1,645 Graduate/Paralegal 1,112 Law 7,868 Total Enrollment

Number of Faculty 381 534 427

Full-Time Faculty Full-Time Equivalent Part-Time Faculty

Degrees Awarded (2008–09)

1,264 Bachelor’s

Master’s Juris Doctor/Master of Laws 25 Doctoral 2,249 Total 574

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Alumni 49,065 in all 50 states and 97 countries, with 70 percent

living in California.

Endowment (June 30, 2009)

$220,890,880


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From the Provost

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Degrees Offered

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College of Arts and Sciences

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Be Blue: Go Green

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Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

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Come Together

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Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

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WorldWise

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School of Business Administration

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Making Connections

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School of Law

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In Good Faith

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School of Leadership and Education Sciences

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Graduate Admissions

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Financial Information Estimated Annual Expenses Financial Aid 43

Life in San Diego Graduate Student Resources Athletics Campus Recreation Campus Transportation Career Services Community Service-Learning Dining Services 45 Founders Chapel Galleries Graduate Housing Graduate/Law Student Commons Graduate/Law Student Ministry Graduate Student Organizations 46 International Students Libraries Manchester Family Child Development Center One Stop Student Center Parking Services Student Life Pavilion 47 Study Abroad Summer Study/Intersession Technology Services and Support USD Bookstore 44

Welcome

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Student Wellness Center for Health and Wellness Promotion Counseling Center Disability Services Student Health Center 48

Contact Information

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Dear Prospective Graduate Student: Welcome to the University of San Diego! We are a youthful university by some measures — founded in 1949 by Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill and Bishop Charles Francis Buddy — but our traditions run very deep. We are committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and a liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. Our students share an intellectual thirst, and they are guided by an innate respect for human dignity and a desire to lead lives of value and meaning. We want no less for them, and we give them the tools to become ethical and compassionate leaders who will transform the future. USD is continually evolving. Not only do we grow in size and scope, but in purpose. It is our responsibility to understand the changing nature of the human condition so we can discern what the world needs from its next generation. The world today calls for experts in every discipline who see how nature, nations and individuals are intertwined so they can then address some of our most pressing issues. At USD, we are working carefully to build that comprehension through concentrated efforts in social justice and sustainability, interdisciplinary collaboration, inclusion and diversity, and global engagement. You’ll find more about these efforts in stories throughout this publication. The USD community has long worked to improve sustainability, and we are at a watershed. Our buildings are going “green,” we are using our resources more wisely, and curricula, field research and community service are incorporating elements of sustainability. Because sustainability is about economics and individuals too, USD welcomes programs such as a micro-credit summit that promotes small loans for individuals to break the cycle of poverty. Throughout campus, faculty, students and departments are coming together to share expertise and create new ways of contributing to the world. Interdisciplinary collaboration has led to dual-degree programs, shared initiatives and fruitful partnerships. The problems in the world will not be solved by one person, or through one discipline, so students who can collaborate effectively will become the change-makers. Academic excellence thrives in communities that welcome diverse viewpoints and life experiences. The new Center for Inclusion and Diversity makes great strides by establishing education and outreach programs.

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International programs, too, are giving students a keen appreciation of how cultures and people coexist. Opportunities for students to build global competence through study abroad, research, internships and more are available in every academic unit and through the International Center. All of these experiences help USD students break the bonds of convention and habit, and they create a culture reflective of our Catholic identity that promotes a just and peaceful society. As an academic institution, we serve society in how our graduates live their lives, and we strive to develop in them the qualities of great leadership — intellectual thirst, inspired collaboration, ethical conduct, relentless entrepreneurship and compassionate service. We hope that you, too, will join our community and become one of its great leaders. Sincerely,

Julie H. Sullivan, PhD EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST


Degrees Offered COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

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MA in International Relations

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Real Estate

MFA in Dramatic Arts

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MS in Marine Science

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PhD in Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice MS in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Controllership and Accounting Information System Development specialization Corporate Reporting and Financial Management specialization Personal Financial Planning specialization

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Tier I) Professional Administrative Services Credential (Tier II) MA in Counseling n

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling School Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential

MA in Marital and Family Therapy MEd in Curriculum and Instruction

MS in Executive Leadership (MSEL)

MEd in Montessori Education

MS in Nursing, Clinical Nursing

MS in Global Leadership (MSGL) with Certificate in Project Management

MA in Teaching (MAT)

MS in Nursing, Executive Nurse Leader

MS in Real Estate (MSRE)

MS in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

MS in Supply Chain Management

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Induction Masters Partnership Program (IMPP)

MS in Nursing, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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MEd in Special Education

MS in Taxation (MTAX)

MEd in Literacy, Culture and TESOL

MBA Dual-Degree Programs MBA/IMBA and MS in Real Estate

MEd Credential Cohort Program (Single Subject or Multiple Subject Credential) in Curriculum and Instruction

MBA/IMBA and MA in International Relations

MEd in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

MBA/IMBA and Juris Doctor

Single Subject Credential

SCHOOL OF LAW

Multiple Subject Credential

Juris Doctor (JD)

Character Development Certificate

MS in Nursing, Dual Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner MS in Nursing, Dual Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner MS in Nursing, Advanced Clinical Generalist (for non-RNs with bachelor’s degrees through the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing) JOAN B. KROC SCHOOL OF PEACE STUDIES

MA in Peace and Justice Studies SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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JD/LLM in Taxation LLM in Business and Corporate Law

INTER-SCHOOL DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS

LLM in Comparative Law (for international lawyers)

JD/MBA

LLM in International Law

JD/MA in International Relations

JD/IMBA

LLM in Taxation General LLM (concentrations as approved) MS in Legal Studies

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International Business

PhD in Leadership Studies

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MA in Leadership Studies MA in Higher Education Leadership MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management

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College of Arts and Sciences The College of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts core of the University of San Diego. It contains graduate programs in each of its areas: Fine Arts (MFA in Dramatic Arts) , Humanities (MA in History) , Social Sciences (MA in International Relations) and Natural Sciences /Math (MS in Marine Science) . These graduate programs involve close collaborations of faculty with graduate students and add to the intellectual growth and activity of the participating departments. The college graduate programs emphasize critical thinking as well as effective written and verbal communication. All of the programs combine course-based and practical knowledge, and prepare graduate students to better participate in their chosen vocations.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dramatic Arts

A joint venture of The Old Globe theatre and the University of San Diego, the Graduate Theatre department nationally recruits seven students each year to participate in an intensive two-year, year-round course of graduate study in classical theater. USD’s prestigious program is considered one of the top graduate actor training programs in the country. Each student accepted into the professional actor training program is awarded a full-tuition scholarship from the University of San Diego and a monthly stipend from The Old Globe. Partnership with The Old Globe demands that students achieve its standard of artistic excellence and professionalism. The professional actor training program is designed to take special advantage of training opportunities made available by The Old Globe and is unique in its ability to provide students with an exceptional number of professional performance opportunities.

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Since the mission of the program is to provide students with the skills necessary to pursue successful acting careers, every effort is made to facilitate the transition into the profession. The program’s showcase presentations in New York and Los Angeles have been highly

business administration and law. Full-time students typically need two years to complete the program. Part-time study is also welcomed and accommodated by a schedule that offers most graduate classes one evening per week. The goals of the program are to allow students to

department. The two remaining courses must be approved by the graduate advisor and are selected by the student from internationally oriented courses in the fields of history, economics, law, business, peace and justice studies, and/or political science. The culmination

effective in helping graduates establish successful acting careers in film, television, Broadway and regional theaters.

pursue advanced understanding of history and to enhance their career options.

of the program is a comprehensive exam that requires students to integrate theory and empirical evidence and to think critically about how this material contributes to a broader understanding of the discipline of international relations.

Master of Arts (MA) in History

The Department of History at the University of San Diego offers a Master of Arts degree emphasizing both public history and the study of the U.S. West and Southwest. This 30-unit master’s program is open to students who wish to study public history or the presentation of historical knowledge to a general public audience. It is also open to students who are interested in traditional academic history, especially teaching, and who wish to broaden their educational background. Graduate units may also be transferred into doctoral programs. The program is supervised by history faculty, and eight of the 10 required courses involve seminars in the department. The two remaining courses are selected by the student from historically oriented courses in the fields of political science, international relations, art history, theology and religious studies, literature, anthropology, ethnic studies, sociology, education,

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Students who complete the program go on to work in secondary schools and community colleges, law or business offices, archives, museums, historic sites, state and local historical agencies, newspapers, businesses, trade and labor organizations, and all levels of government. Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR)

The Master of Arts in International Relations offers a 30-unit curriculum of comparative politics and international relations. The program allows students to pursue advanced understanding of world politics and to enhance their career options in a wide array of international fields, including government, education, private business and non-governmental organizations. USD also offers a joint degree (MA/JD) in conjunction with the School of Law. Interested students need to apply for admission to the two programs separately. Full-time political science faculty supervise the MAIR program, and eight of the 10 courses required for the degree must be taken in that

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Full-time students typically need one and a half years to complete the coursework and two years to complete the program. The comprehensive exam generally takes place in the semester after the coursework is complete and can be done in absentia, although the oral exam must take place at USD. Part-time study is also welcomed and accommodated by a schedule that convenes most graduate classes one evening per week. During the summer months the department generally offers up to two seminars that meet two evenings a week for seven weeks. Master of Science (MS) in Marine Science

USD’s Marine Science and Environmental Studies Department offers graduate work leading to the degree of Master of Science in Marine Science, which is based largely on research and provides graduate students with an


opportunity to design projects that test hypotheses, contribute new information to an existing knowledge base and learn to write in a way that facilitates scientific exchange. Coursework and research are integrated, culminating in a written thesis. Students can take advantage of resources at USD as well as San Diego’s rich community of ocean specialists. The program utilizes not only the excellent facilities at the University of San Diego’s Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology, but those of nearby institutions, such as the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (National Marine Fisheries, NOAA), the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, and the Leon R. Hubbard Hatchery. USD faculty currently are involved in research in marine geochemistry, climatology, paleoclimatology, hydrology, oceanography, marine biology, locomotion and fluid dynamics, physiology, ecology and population genetics. For more information about graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, visit www.sandiego.edu/cas/graduate.

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Be Blue: Go Green Pick up a Go Green mug at the bookstore or juice your laptop at a charging station powered by the sun and, just like that, you become part of the solution. The University of San Diego is in the midst of a revolution, and the cause at stake is our natural resources. In a recent plan establishing USD’s future directions, sustainability was identified as a key focus, which makes perfect sense for a Catholic university. One of our core values is social justice, and we honor that value by being good stewards of our planet and to each other. Green efforts have been embraced throughout the university, from the installation of solar panels on 11 buildings — the eighth-largest solar power project on a U.S. college campus — to a student community garden. The Student Life Pavilion, which opened in 2009, is our first “green” building, earning the Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Living responsibly is becoming part of who we are. In fact, USD was recently named one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review.

This transformation is not just about changing habits. Academic departments are working themes of sustainability into coursework and developing new courses, research and programs to raise awareness and move the collective conscience forward. A recent example is the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate in the School of Business Adminaistration, which is quickly becoming a leader in the development of sustainable communities through its research projects, outreach, conferences and a new continuing education certificate program in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development. After all, it’s in changing the mindset where the revolution turns to victory.

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Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science Ranked in the top 10 percent of graduate nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science is a private school with a public conscience. The school focuses on teaching/research/clinical missions with vulnerable populations in San Diego, on the San Diego-Mexico border, in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Uganda, India and the Pacific Rim. Dedicated solely to graduate nursing education, the school prepares nurse scientists, nurse educators, nurse executives, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) and Advanced Clinical Generalist Nurses (Clinical Nurse Leader: CNL) .

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Degree Programs Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical Nursing Executive Nurse Leader (ENL) n

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Family Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Dual Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner Dual Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Clinical Generalist (CNL) Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN), for non-RNs with bachelor’s degrees

Simulation and Standardized Patient Nursing Laboratory For intensive clinical learning, all clinical programs use our state-ofthe-art Simulation and Standardized Patient Nursing Laboratory, a 4,400-square-foot laboratory in which RN and APRN students encounter real-life standardized patient and simulation scenarios throughout their studies. These educational scenarios replicate actual clinical scenarios in a safe learning environment, enabling students to practice assessments and intervention skills in nonthreatening and controlled situations without the fear of harming an actual patient.

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changing the lives of the most vulnerable populations, either through direct clinical services, the development of unique programs to better serve this population, or research to identify critical factors that affect them. Opportunities abound within and around San

nursing research goals and to oversee general operations of the office. The director has focused on building the school’s research capacity by refining collaborative efforts across health care settings and targeting specific research initiatives, including vulnerable populations,

Diego County to attend to the health needs of this population. Cross-border experiences also are available, as well as international immersion opportunities. With a faculty of renowned national and international scientists and clinicians, students have access to unique educational opportunities not possible in most other schools across the United States.

patient care and safety, and military health issues.

Office of Nursing Research The Office of Nursing Research is a resource to help strengthen the research productivity of nursing faculty and students by increasing multidisciplinary collaboration, research and scholarship. The creation of the office, as well as the expansion of the PhD nursing program and the implementation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, signals the school’s commitment to research and translational science. Research support services include experts in research design, methodology, statistics, budgetary and technical support; a nursing librarian to facilitate literature searches; and a foundation grant writer. The director of nursing research provides leadership to achieve

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The participation of nursing students is key to the school’s successful research initiative. Research is embedded in all courses across the curriculum. Students gain an understanding of the basic steps of conducting research and have hands-on experience working as part of a research team. Students are engaged in all aspects of research, with a special emphasis on the need for practice to be evidence-based. Notably, students introduce realworld clinical problems and design projects to analyze and collect data to help solve clinical problems. Students participate in research proposal development; recruitment of subjects as well as data collection, entry and analysis; and manuscript and scientific presentation and poster development for research dissemination. All students are required to complete online human subjects’ protection training, and their work culminates in a final presentation at the USD Nursing and Graduate Research Day, as well as in recognition at the Nursing Honors Convocation and commencement.


Accreditation The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits programs within the School of Nursing, and the California Board of Registered Nursing approves its programs. Persons who complete the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) are eligible to apply for licensure with the Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates of master’s and doctoral programs are eligible to apply for certification as an Advanced Clinical Generalist (CNL) , Executive Nurse Leader (ENL) or as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) . Most students in the school receive financial assistance and/or forgivable loans from nursing endowments and/or federal, regional, local or foundation grants. For more information about the programs in the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, visit www.sandiego.edu/academics/ nursing.

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Come Together Inclusion. Diversity. These words are bandied about so freely today as to nearly lose their meaning. But at the University of San Diego, we articulate them with care, holding in each syllable the regard we feel for the principles they represent. USD has long worked on being a welcoming place, a haven for people and for ideas. It is in our Catholic identity not just to accept, but to invite others from all cultures, all perspectives, all faiths, onto our campus and to hear them speak. This mixture of opinions and life experiences breathes life into the conversation and takes us into new, unimagined directions. Projects in the 1990s targeted efforts to support diversity and develop cultural competence at USD. Since then, the community has been inspired to take that awareness to an even higher level, ultimately leading to the new Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) . This center advances awareness by encouraging collaboration through forums, events and initiatives. The CID also fosters innovation by sponsoring inclusion and diversity grants for USD faculty and staff.

Recent events advocating inclusion and diversity included a spring break service trip to repair homes in New Orleans damaged by Hurricane Katrina; the annual March of the Toreros during University of Diversity Week; a screening of “Voices on Diversity,� a video project showcasing students, faculty and staff, and their experiences with inclusion and diversity; and The Living Library, designed to promote dialogue and diffuse stereotypes. The evolution of thought that emerges from these and other events at USD demonstrates that mindful discourse is not just an academic exercise, it’s a hallmark of academic excellence.

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Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Charged by its namesake to “not only talk about peace, but make peace,” the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies prepares peacebuilders through education, research and practice. The school brings many voices together — from practitioners and academics to activists and members of religious orders — to create dialogue and new directions, bringing peace and justice studies to life. Its two institutes are central to the school’s mission of making peace. The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is a center for conflict resolution and human rights, and the Trans-Border Institute addresses issues in the United States-Mexico border region. Degree Program The Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing peace as human development, with the following goals. n

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Produce graduates who are capable of relating disciplinary and crossdisciplinary theories of peace and justice to real world problem-solving involving local, regional and international conflict. Foster scholarly agendas that examine the dynamics of justice and peacebuilding. Facilitate faculty and student interaction and development across disciplines and academic units at USD, as well as in the community. Students in the program also have the opportunity to take advantage of the School of Peace Studies’ two institutes: the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the Trans-Border Institute.

Master of Arts (MA) in Peace and Justice Studies

The MA in Peace and Justice Studies is designed as a full-time program and is divided into two tracks of study. Individuals with a minimum of three years’ experience relevant to the field of peace and justice (e.g., NGO, government, or business experience with a focus on human rights, conflict resolution or development) are eligible to apply for the 12-month program. Those without this experience should apply for the 17-month program, which includes a required internship. Preference in admission for both tracks will be given to applicants with language skills in addition to English. Typically, one-third of the students in the program are international. Alumni have come from more than 20 countries on four continents.

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Curriculum The Peace and Justice Studies Program emphasizes the integration and use of theory and practice from ethics, world religions, international relations, conflict resolution, development and human rights for successful pursuit of peace and justice goals. It begins in late August with a required orientation, introducing students to the range of cross-disciplinary scholarship in the program. Students in both tracks take three required core courses, four courses within one of the areas of specialization (including one theory- and one skills-based class) and two elective courses selected in consultation with their advisor. Both tracks conclude with a capstone project requiring students to apply skills and perspectives acquired in the program to a current problem threatening or preventing peace and/or justice. The capstone projects will be shared with the incoming cohort of students. In the 17-month program, the internship course serves to integrate the practical

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experience of the internship with theory through critical discussion. Students from all four thematic areas will engage in dialogue with each other and the program’s faculty. With the exception of the capstone course and, for students in the 17-month track, the internship, substitutions of required courses can occur with the approval of the program director if a required course duplicates previous academic work of the student.

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Financial Aid All applicants accepted into the Peace and Justice Studies Program are eligible to be considered for Gandhi Fellowships, Joan B. Kroc Scholarships in Peace and Justice Studies, and Dean’s Graduate Merit Scholarships. Application for program admission constitutes application for all three scholarships. A faculty committee determines fellowship and scholarship awards. The Gandhi Fellowships, Joan B. Kroc Scholarships in Peace and Justice Studies, Dean’s Graduate Merit Scholarships, and other financial aid are offered to permit full-time study. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at USD for further information regarding financial aid and loans.

Additional Information To learn more about the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the Masters Program in Peace and Justice Studies, e-mail studypeace@sandiego.edu or visit www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies.

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WorldWise Diplomas in hand, USD students are prepared to become leaders in their field and to live meaningful lives. But in order to truly become a global citizen, it’s imperative to venture beyond one’s own backyard. Otherwise, how can our students truly understand that they are part of a global nation and that their actions have impact on the world itself? It’s a priority at USD for students to draw parallels of understanding through firsthand international experiences. Studying or working in another culture, however briefly, changes a student’s worldview forever. Once-vague concepts — such as the interconnectedness of nations — take on shape, color and dimension as students examine the impact of sedimentation on coral reefs in Mexico, provide health care to displaced refuges in the Dominican Republic or study European law in the halls of the University of Barcelona. Every undergraduate and graduate academic unit at the university offers international opportunities — some have made it a graduation requirement — such as study abroad, research, internships, community service and spiritual reflection. Our International Center consolidates many of these efforts. In the College of Arts and Sciences alone, 1,000 students embark on global adventures annually, and among undergraduates campus-wide, USD ranks second in the nation for study abroad participation.

The internationalization of USD doesn’t just take place in far-flung nations; it’s happening right here on campus too. Conferences, visiting scholars and an international emphasis within the curriculum all contribute to a new awareness. International students from more than 60 countries bring the seeds of global harmony right to our doorstep. Through international opportunity grants, faculty have their own projects in the field, invigorating their lessons with new insights. Collectively, these efforts create fundamental change, bringing a worldwide perspective to every classroom, every field of study and every global citizen.

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Full-Time MBA

A two-year, cohort-based program committed to developing socially responsible leaders.

School of Business Administration For more than 35 years, the SBA has provided a rigorous, values-based education that accelerates the personal and professional growth of our students. USD’s business degree programs have achieved the highest level of international recognition through full accreditation by AACSB International. With many degree specializations and co-curricular activities ranging from professional development workshops to industry conferences, students can tailor their graduate studies to meet their career interests, whether they are in the private, public or nonprofit sector. Ranked among the top universities in the United States, USD takes pride in its dedication to academic excellence. Members of the faculty of the School of Business Administration maintain close ties with the business community and are frequently recognized for their innovative contributions to industry as well as academia. The School of Business Administration was one of the original signers to participate in the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) , which embeds issues of social responsibility and sustainability into the mainstream of business education. USD has been a values-based institution since its inception, and the School of Business Administration views the core PRME principles as an extension of its own mission. The School of Business Administration is in the top 30 of BusinessWeek’s “Best Business Programs,” with highly-ranked undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The MBA program is ranked 21st in the world for social responsibility by the Aspen Institute, and the Evening MBA was recently ranked 26th in the BusinessWeek ranking of leading part-time MBA programs.

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MBA Programs The MBA curriculum is structured with core management courses, socially responsible leadership development courses, electives and practical enrichment programming. Emphasis is placed on established best-practices of business as well as applied research and hands-on experiences aimed at expanding the knowledge base and career options of graduates. Faculty employ such teaching methods as case studies, lectures and group projects.

Full-Time International MBA (IMBA)

A two-year, cohort-based program that prepares students to work in a global marketplace and within the global economy. Evening MBA

A program completed at a flexible pace (two to three years) meets the needs of working professionals. MBA students and USD faculty examine global business practices through short-term study abroad opportunities. Additionally, MBA students can participate in other international programs, such as semester exchange, international practicum and internships.

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MBA Career Services The Office of MBA Career Services provides customized career coaching and the resources and tools necessary for students to promote themselves in a competitive market. Career Services offers a full-service, comprehensive approach to career development with an emphasis on networking and opportunities for mentorship. Students can hone their networking skills at orientations, mixers, networking breakfasts, outings with industry mentor groups and San Diego career fairs. Students who wish to work with a mentor are matched with executives or high-ranking individuals in their field of interest.

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Business Leadership Programs Master of Science in Executive Leadership (MSEL)

Ken Blanchard, author of The OneMinute Manager, lends his acclaimed leadership philosophy and timeproven models of leadership and organizational transformation to this MSEL program. The curriculum facilitates the development and mastery of key intrapersonal, interpersonal and organizational skills in real-world contexts to allow for maximum personal and organizational benefit.

Real estate is a multidisciplinary field, and the MSRE program is built on the strengths of the School of Business Administration and its outstanding BurnhamMoores Center for Real Estate. An examination of the political and social implications of real estate decisions, as well as their ethical dimensions, is incorporated throughout the curriculum; and a growing emphasis is placed on sustainability.

Master of Science in Global Leadership (MSGL)

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM)

The MSGL program seeks to educate students on the unique nature of doing business in the global market, and to inspire them to become successful business leaders and outstanding international citizens. The MSGL program strives to prepare students for positions of leadership and influence in an increasingly interdependent world by emphasizing the principles of ethical leadership, best business practices and respect for cultural, political and economic differences.

The Web-based Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is designed for high-performing managers and executives who have established a successful track record in one or more of the functions in supply chain management. Participants develop advanced expertise to help their sponsoring firms progress to world-class supply chain management status, with significant improvement in their firms’ profitability. The program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and is approved by the Institute for Supply Management.

Specialized Master’s Programs Master of Science in Accountancy (MACC)

The MACC degree program focuses on interactively developing the skills needed by accountants and financial managers. This is a specialized master’s degree designed to provide the skills that accountants need in mid- to upper-level accounting positions, and the skills needed in professional positions where finance, information systems and related financial skills are as essential as accounting skills. Further, the program provides students with leadership, communication, interpersonal and ethical skills for supervisory-level positions.

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Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE)

Master of Science in Taxation (MTAX)

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Transnational Dual-Degree Programs

USD graduate business students may enroll in a dual-degree program with the Tecnológico de Monterrey (TEC) in Mexico or WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. Dual-degree students from campuses throughout Mexico and from WHU spend a year of study at USD, and USD students live and study in Mexico or Germany for a year, earning one master’s degree from USD and another from TEC or WHU. This is possible because each institution accepts coursework from the other to meet degree requirements. Students receive an MBA or an IMBA from USD, and an MBA, MS in finance or MS in marketing from Tecnológico de Monterrey, or an MBA from WHU. For more information about graduate programs in the School of Business Administration, visit www.sandiego.edu/business/ programs/graduate.


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Making Connections In the past, business students could study management and the bottom line, and then clock out for the day, content in their expertise. Those days are gone. With the business of nations, industries and people converging into ever-tighter circles, students need to understand how their professions and projects connect with the larger world. USD has seen the change coming. Business students recognize the need to consider people and the planet along with profits. Law students stockpile political and international acumen. And in our increasingly diverse world, all students strive to become proficient in the skills that build peace between nations, cultures and individuals. Toward these ends, USD encourages its faculty to build partnerships and exchange ideas across all borders — between academic divisions, between professions, between members of the university and the community — to develop new synergies and prepare students for this new order.

Joint degree programs — such as the Master of Arts in International Relations/Master of Business Administration — are just the start. USD’s new Center for Peace and Commerce, a united effort between the School of Peace Studies and the School of Business Administration, blends business principles with peacebuilding and poverty alleviation, and is a peek into the future. The new environmental studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences relies on multiple perspectives — the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities — to examine environmental issues. Even within the USD community, collaborative efforts between faculty, staff and student groups energize ideas and fuel initiatives. While the problems of the world are complex, students who can explore solutions in concert with others, from multiple perspectives will lead us to the lasting results needed in our global community.

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School of Law The USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of The Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Each year, the law school welcomes more than 300 of the brightest students from across the country and around the world. The goal is to provide students with academic experiences — both inside and outside the classroom — to help them thrive in their chosen careers. Students receive theoretical knowledge and practical training to prepare them for the legal professions of the future.

Juris Doctor (JD)

The degree of Juris Doctor is a legal professional degree. The law school shapes its curriculum to meet the diverse career goals and intellectual interests of its students within the traditional preparation for the practice of law. Students who wish to emphasize or specialize in a particular area of law can choose electives from a broad range of courses. The law school also offers clinical and internship programs to give law students who have completed their first year an opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining practical experience. Three years of full-time study or four years of part-time study are generally required to complete the JD degree. Upon recommendation of the dean and the faculty, the JD degree is conferred upon law students who have successfully completed all academic, graduation and residency requirements.

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Master of Science in Legal Studies

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In Good Faith In just 60 years, USD has grown from a local college with 50 students and a handful of professors to a nationally ranked university the size of a small town. While the university has undergone a remarkable transformation, its founding mission and core values remain rock steady. The University of San Diego is first and foremost a Catholic institution with a commitment to providing a contemplative liberal arts education while working as a community toward a just and peaceful society. From its first days, USD has sought to develop the whole person, emphasizing values, ethics and a dedication to service, open to students of all faiths. The founders believed, correctly, that an educational institution is made stronger by the character of its community and the diversity of its voices.

Vigorous, unrestrained inquiry is a natural expression of USD’s Catholic identity and pursuit of academic excellence. It is our responsibility to stay current in all aspects of the world’s secular and cultural knowledge, while remaining true to the richness and relevance of our Christian intellectual teachings and heritage. As a cornerstone of that heritage, USD emphasizes freedom in teaching, research and service, all of which require free inquiry, free expression, intellectual honesty, respect for the academic rights of others and openness to change. Ultimately, the university is dedicated to the fullest personal, academic and spiritual development of its students so that they, in turn, can serve as ethical and compassionate leaders in their chosen fields, dedicated to making a positive contribution to society, while ever working toward the common good.

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School of Leadership and Education Sciences The University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) has nearly 700 students at the certificate, credential, master’s and doctoral levels. We offer programs in areas as diverse as leadership, counseling, learning and teaching, and marital and family therapy. SOLES believes that education for human service must have as its foundation a vision of enhancing human dignity and the quality of life. To do so, human service professionals must focus on moral perspectives in their professional and community lives. The SOLES mission supports this vision in three important respects: n

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Ranking and Accreditation U.S. News & World Report ranked SOLES as one of the top 100 schools of education in the country and as the top-ranked Catholic university education program in the region. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) . The academic programs at SOLES are accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) , the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) , the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) , the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) . Additionally, the SOLES curriculum is accredited by our peers and rated as both challenging and rewarding by our graduates. Our reputation in the areas of education, counseling, therapy and leadership is highly respected by our university colleagues, the community and our alumni network of more than 3,500 people representing virtually every organizational setting.

Faculty Another factor that distinguishes us from other institutions is the quality of the faculty, their teaching and scholarship. They are outstanding instructors who are enthusiastic about their roles as teachers. Their reputation as productive scholars continues to differentiate them in their fields of academic specialization and in the educational, therapeutic, counseling and leadership communities. The availability of the faculty, who pride themselves on the individual attention they provide, is a strength of each program. Students in all programs have ample opportunities to meet with faculty in formal and informal settings in order to take full advantage of their counsel and advisement.

International Experience SOLES offers courses and educational partnerships around the world, and all SOLES graduate students are required to take part in an international educational experience. SOLES recognizes that students are living in a global society, and provides international opportunities for students and faculty to strengthen their cultural awareness and competencies. Each program has identified specific ways in which its students can meet the internationalization requirement. Students should check with their advisors to learn specific options.

Financial Aid Students may be eligible to apply for additional scholarships and financial aid through SOLES. To learn more about the opportunities available, visit www.sandiego.edu/ soles/financialaid.

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Specialist Certificate in Character Development TESOL/CTEL Certificate Literacy Certificate If you are interested in learning more about our graduate programs, please contact the Office of Outreach and Recruitment at solesgrads@ sandiego.edu or (619) 260-4538, or visit www.sandiego.edu/soles/ admissions. n

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Graduate Admissions The selection process for USD’s graduate schools is highly competitive. Successful applicants demonstrate that they are prepared to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree, certificate or credential in their desired field. Graduate program applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited and approved institution. Doctoral program applicants must also hold a master’s degree. The preferred method for applying is online at www.sandiego.edu/admissions. Note that deadlines among graduate programs may vary. Please reference individual department websites for program deadlines and for specific admission criteria, as certain programs may have additional requirements. School of Law applicants must apply through the School of Law. Applications can be found at www.sandiego.edu/law/admissions.

Graduate Application Requirements 1. The

completed application for graduate admission.

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$45 application fee ($80 for School of Business programs). Checks should be made payable to the University of San Diego.

3. Official

transcripts documenting each course taken beyond the high school level (whether or not within a degree program) and all degrees awarded. Transcripts that do not bear the registrar’s signature and/or the institution’s seal are not official. If your school has the capability to send secure, electronic transcripts, you can have them sent to grads@sandiego.edu.

4. Three

letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the applicant’s scholarly work or from professional supervisors who have had experience in a graduate program and who can provide information regarding the applicant’s potential for success as a graduate student.

5. Current

résumé.

6. Personal

statements, research statement or essays. Certain programs require specific questions to be answered in the personal statement, and some programs require more than one statement. Be sure to check the department website for specifics. Most programs require that your statement of purpose succinctly explain your motivation for pursuing the degree, your future career plans and why you believe USD is a good fit for you.

7. Standardized

admission test scores as required by the department.

Additional Application Information for International Students 1. Transcript

evaluation is required through an outside agency such as World Education Services (WES) or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) . A course-bycourse report must be submitted with your application. Be advised that the evaluation will take at least 20 days, sometimes much longer. Please contact the agency for more information: www.wes. org or www.ece.org.

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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for all international applicants and can be waived only if English is your primary language or you have obtained a bachelor’s degree from the United States, Great Britain, Canada or Australia. Other exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the agency for more information: www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org.

Please send all application materials to:

University of San Diego Office of Graduate Admissions 5998 Alcalá Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492 Phone: (619) 260-4524 Fax: (619) 260-4158 E-mail: grads@sandiego.edu www.sandiego.edu/admissions/ graduate The Office of Graduate Admissions is in Serra Hall, Room 202. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Financial Information Financial Aid One of USD’s highest priorities is to ensure that sufficient financial aid is available to all eligible students.

Estimated Annual Expenses 2010 – 2011 The following estimated expenses are for students attending graduate or law school at USD during the fall and spring semesters. Room and board figures represent the cost of on-campus housing. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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$21,780

$22,140

$41,200

$224

$224

$214

$10,710

$10,710

$10,710

$800

$800

$995

$33,514

$33,874

$53,119

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$150

$150

$100

Plus Loan Fees

$575

$575

$500

$34,239

$34,599

$53,719

$1,210

$1,230

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For graduate students, financial aid is provided largely by individual departments, and the amount of aid varies significantly. Forms of support include grants, scholarships, loans, fellowships, graduate assistantships and federal work study. While some support is granted based on financial need or a combination of merit/ need, most forms of support are awarded for merit. Each academic division offers scholarships and awards differently, so students should check with the program to which they are applying for specific instructions. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for needbased aid. In addition, students can apply for a range of grants, scholarships and loans available within their department of study or through the Office of Financial Aid.

Dean’s Graduate Merit Scholars The Dean’s Graduate Merit Award is a one-time award without respect to financial need. If financial need is demonstrated, this tuition award must be coordinated with other sources of assistance to comply with federal, state and institutional financial eligibility. Students may be full- or part-time; however, the amount of their award cannot exceed the actual cost of tuition and other USD expenses. Although the amount of the award is not renewable, students may apply annually for a Dean’s Graduate Merit Scholarship.


International Students For international students, USD offers merit awards, which vary in amount and are distributed by individual departments. International applicants are urged to explore support opportunities from their governments and private sources, and, if needed, to seek financial advice from their governments, the U.S. Embassy or the Institute for International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York, 10017 U.S.A. For more information on financial aid through the individual schools, visit:

USD Office of Financial Aid www.sandiego.edu/financial_aid School of Business Administration

www.sandiego.edu/business/ programs/graduate/MBA/ admissions_and_financial_aid/ financial_aid.php School of Law

www.sandiego.edu/law/financial_aid School of Leadership and Education Sciences

www.sandiego.edu/soles/admissions/ financial_aid Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

www.sandiego.edu/academics/ nursing/finaid_res.php Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/ prospective/financial_aid_and_ tuition.php

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Life in San Diego Think San Diego and the first thing that probably comes to mind is the near-perfect climate and 70 miles of pristine beaches. But look a little deeper, and you might be surprised. In fact, America’s Finest City is one of the few places in the world where you can catch a wave in the morning, drive a short while, then ski a summit or trek serene desert trails in the afternoon. California’s second-largest city and the nation’s ninth-largest, San Diego has a population of nearly 1.3 million people. It’s home to a thriving music, theater and arts scene, and has the largest concentration of museums on the West Coast in historic Balboa Park, which also houses the renowned San Diego Zoo. Iconic destinations dot the coastline, from Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma to Torrey Pines State Reserve and the tide pools of La Jolla. Only 20 miles from the Mexican border, San Diego’s international perspective reaches back to its very roots and is reflected in the city’s architecture, culture and celebrations.

The University of San Diego is ideally situated mere minutes from the lively and historic Gaslamp Quarter; Old Town, the first permanent Spanish settlement in California; the award-winning Old Globe theatres; Petco Park for Padres baseball; Qualcomm Stadium for Chargers football; and Mission Bay Aquatic Center, the world’s largest instructional waterfront facility. With such an array of entertainment at their doorstep, USD students always have a wide range of activities available.

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Graduate Student Resources Athletics

Community Service-Learning

usdtoreros.cstv.com USD has 17 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I teams that compete within the West Coast Conference (WCC) . The football team competes in the Pioneer Football League, a championship subdivision of the NCAA Division I league. For the past two years, USD has been awarded the WCC Commissioner’s Cup for having the strongest overall athletic program in the conference. USD’s athletic mascot is the Torero, a bullfighter, reflecting USD’s affiliation with Spain, and team colors are Columbia blue, navy blue and white.

www.sandiego.edu/csl The Center for Community Service-Learning embodies the Catholic social tradition of working for justice, fostering peace and developing leaders prepared to serve ethically and with compassion. Through service in the community — either around the corner or across the globe — USD students develop a lifelong commitment to promoting social change and justice. Opportunities are available through the Center for Awareness, Service and Action (CASA) , individual campus departments, the Social Issues Committee, local community agencies, student-led group projects, and long-term domestic and international placements.

Campus Recreation www.sandiego.edu/campusrecreation More than two-thirds of the university community participates in at least one campus recreation program each year. Intramural teams include flag football, softball, speed soccer, volleyball, basketball and innertube water polo. Sport clubs compete against other schools in equestrian, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee and more. Aquatics classes — held at USD or at Mission Bay Aquatics Center — include lifeguarding, kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving and water fitness. USD’s Experiential Learning and Adventure Center offers outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, surfing and skiing. The Sports Center and the Missions and McNamara fitness centers provide facilities for lap swimming, tennis, cardio and strength training, and group exercise classes.

Campus Transportation www.sandiego.edu/administration/businessadmin/facilities/tram www.zipcar.com/usd USD’s free tram shuttle service provides frequent transportation between designated stops on campus. Trams also offer morning and evening service to the Old Town trolley station. San Diego Metro bus stops are a short walk from campus. Zipcar offers easy access to a private car for an hour, a day or more. Hourly and daily rates include gas and insurance.

Career Services www.sandiego.edu/careers www.sandiego.edu/law/careers www.sandiego.edu/business/careers The Career Services Office provides professional development and job search resources for graduate students in all academic divisions, from career counseling and résumé reviews to workshops, internship leads, on-campus interviews and networking opportunities. The office also holds regular career fairs and professional development expos throughout the year. The School of Business Administration and School of Law also have specialized career services offices within their schools.

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Dining Services www.sandiego.edu/dining Whether the ideal meal should sizzle on the grill or come from the crisper, USD’s award-winning Dining Services has it. Grab a bite at a lively campus bistro or café, or nosh at one of a dozen sophisticated dining options at the Student Life Pavilion, featuring fresh ingredients from the building’s rooftop garden and local farms. Stock up on fresh veggies and other natural foods at Tu Mercado. Don’t miss the weekly farmers’ market featuring local, organic produce. Meal plans are available.


Founders Chapel The spiritual center of the university, Founders Chapel was meticulously planned by USD’s founding order, the Religious of the Sacred Heart. Its spectacular appointments draw one in — the white Botticino marble altar, gold leaf reredos behind the altar, and stained-glass nave windows are unmatched. But it’s the spirituality and reverence within the chapel that truly move visitors. Still an active faith community for students, faculty and staff, Founders Chapel offers weekday noon Mass year-round. While classes are in session, Sunday and Wednesday evening Mass is also celebrated.

Galleries www.sandiego.edu/udesign/galleries.php The following galleries are located on the USD campus: Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries,
Hoehn Print Study Room, Founders Hall Fine Arts Galleries,
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Graduate Housing www.sandiego.edu/residentiallife/studenthousing/grad_law.php Campus housing is available for graduate and law students at the Presidio Terrace Apartments (one-bedroom furnished apartments for single occupants) and the Manchester Village Apartments (one- and two-bedroom furnished apartments for one or two residents). Continuous occupancy is available during school breaks, and residents can pay an additional fee for summer occupancy if they will be USD students the following fall semester. Residential Life also assists graduate students in finding off-campus housing.

Graduate/Law Student Commons www.sandiego.edu/gradlife/FacilitiesandAmenities.php Located on the third floor of the Student Life Pavilion, the Commons is a group study and meeting space that fosters community and promotes collaboration among graduate and law students. Programs hosted by the Commons throughout the year include the Leaders on Campus breakfast, career development workshops, faculty luncheons, wellness programs, wine and cheese events, graduate women’s circles and San Diego excursions.

Graduate/Law Student Ministry www.sandiego.edu/administration/ missionministry/spiritual/graduate_ student_program.php Graduate and law students of all religious traditions — as well as those still searching for their religious identity — are encouraged to take part in University Ministry’s liturgies, immersion trips, local service opportunities, retreats, small faith-sharing communities, pastoral counseling and companionship, scripture study, and all-faith services. Graduate student service opportunities include the Interfaith Shelter Network and monthly service projects in Tijuana. The upbeat Theology on Tap program gives graduate students a chance to share a fizzy beverage, faith and fellowship in a relaxed setting.

Graduate Student Organizations www.sandiego.edu/gsc www.sandiego.edu/law/current student_organizations The Graduate Student Council includes representatives from each of USD’s six academic divisions. In addition, social, academic, honor and professional student organizations are available in the academic divisions and through Associated Students, including many that welcome graduate students. The Law School is home to more than 35 student groups, from the Student Bar Association to the Tax Law Society. Student organizations hold social functions, sponsor initiatives, organize service projects, and provide career development and networking opportunities.

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International Students

One Stop Student Center

www.sandiego.edu/oiss The presence of international scholars at USD helps to promote global awareness on campus and increase understanding of cultural, political, environmental and social issues among citizens of different nations. The Office of International Students and Scholars provides educational activities and is a resource for international students during their transition in a new culture. The office also serves as a liaison between the university and federal agencies, as well as international organizations and consulates around the world.

www.sandiego.edu/onestop The One Stop Student Center consolidates student business with financial aid, registration and student accounts in one location.

Parking Services www.sandiego.edu/parking Several types of parking permits are available, including commuter, resident and fringe permits. Varying regulations apply to each permit.

Student Life Pavilion

Libraries www.sally.sandiego.edu The Helen K. and James S. Copley Library and the Pardee Legal Research Center together house more than 1 million volumes, periodicals, journals, rare books, collections of reference works and legal materials, such as judicial, statutory and administrative sources. Both facilities belong to the San Diego Circuit library consortium, which links the substantial collections of four university libraries and the San Diego County Library for student and faculty use.

Manchester Family Child Development Center www.sandiego.edu/soles/centers/mfcdc The Manchester Family Child Development Center provides nurturing and enriching care year-round to children between the ages of 2½ and 5. The center offers full-time or half-time enrollment for two, three or five days each week. Each of the four mixed-age classrooms is staffed by two fulltime teachers and is supported by part-time student workers, parents and volunteers. Affiliated with the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the center serves as a practicum and educational research site for members of the USD community.

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www.sandiego.edu/ studentlifepavilion The hub of student life since its opening in fall 2009, the 50,000-square-foot Student Life Pavilion (SLP) features large, open work spaces and student lounges, a dozen sophisticated dining options, a full-scale natural foods grocery store, and offices for student government, organizations and media. The SLP is the first building on campus awarded the prestigious LEED certification for environmental practices. Technology includes digital signage throughout the building, meeting rooms equipped for videoconferencing and Tidebreak TeamSpot, where students can work together across common screens.


Study Abroad www.sandiego.edu/international/ intlstudies Study abroad experiences for graduate students are offered in USD’s academic divisions, including faculty-led intersession or summer courses, semester exchange programs, internships and service-learning or research projects. USD’s Office of International Studies Abroad has information on additional programs, including USD’s popular six-week summer study program in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Summer Study/Intersession www.sandiego.edu/special_sessions Students may take one 3- or 4-unit course during the three-week January intersession between the fall and spring semesters. During the 12-week summer break, students may take up to a total of 13 units.

Technology Services and Support www.sandiego.edu/ats Academic Technology Services provides tech support to faculty, staff and students on campus and oversees general and instructional computing labs at Barcelona and in Maher, Olin and Serra halls. A 24/7 help desk for students offers assistance for hardware and supported software issues. The department also hosts free training workshops for students on USD- supported technology throughout the year.

USD Bookstore www.usdbookstore.com Conveniently located in Loma Hall, the USD Bookstore offers student essentials from textbooks to dorm supplies to exclusive Toreros spirit gear. The store is open Monday through Saturday.

University Centers and Institutes Center for Catholic Thought and Culture Center for Community Service-Learning Center for Educational Excellence Center for Inclusion and Diversity English Language Academy Institute of College Initiatives International Center Oscar Romero Center for Faith in Action (Above not listed in graduate school sections)

Student Wellness Center for Health and Wellness Promotion www.sandiego.edu/chwp Promotes healthful student living through campus-wide education, prevention campaigns, research and individual interventions.

Counseling Center www.sandiego.edu/usdcc Students can meet with professionals for personal, psychological or academic counseling to ensure success at USD and in their personal lives.

Disability Services www.sandiego.edu/disability Specialists provide resources for students with documented disabilities and facilitate academic support services and accommodations to maximize independence. The office also consults with students who have temporary disabilities and students with health-related dietary restrictions.

Student Health Center www.sandiego.edu/healthcenter Current graduate students who have paid a health fee are eligible to use the USD Student Health Center, open Monday through Friday. Medical care is provided for acute illnesses, minor injuries, ongoing medical conditions and preventive treatments. Most services are free, while modest fees are necessary for medications, immunizations, some physical exams and labs. Emergency care is not offered at the Student Health Center. A student accident and sickness insurance plan is available through United HealthCare.

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Contact Information University of San Diego Office of Graduate Admissions

5998 Alcalรก Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492 Phone: (619) 260-4524 Fax: (619) 260-4158 E-mail: grads@sandiego.edu www.sandiego.edu/admissions/ graduate

Graduate Schools College of Arts and Sciences

www.sandiego.edu/cas/graduate (619) 260-5981 School of Business Administration

www.sandiego.edu/business/ programs/graduate (619) 260-4860 School of Law

www.sandiego.edu/law/admissions (619) 260-4528 School of Leadership and Education Sciences

www.sandiego.edu/soles/admissions (619) 260-4538 Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Other USD Resources

Study Abroad, Business Programs

Career Services

www.sandiego.edu/business/centers/ international_business/students/ study_abroad (619) 260-4896

www.sandiego.edu/careers (619) 260-4654 Continuing Education

www.usd-online.org (619) 260-4585 Counseling Center

www.sandiego.edu/usdcc (619) 260-4655 Disability Services

www.sandiego.edu/disability (619) 260-4655 Assistant Registrar, Graduate Records

www.sandiego.edu/special_sessions (619) 260-4800 University Relations

www.sandiego.edu/administration/ relations (619) 260-4770 Main Campus Telephone Number

(619) 260-4600

www.sandiego.edu/GraduateRecords (619) 260-2217

USD Website

Office of International Student Services

Contributors

www.sandiego.edu/oiss (619) 260-4598 One Stop Student Center

www.sandiego.edu/onestop (619) 260-2700 Paralegal Program

www.sandiego.edu/paralegal (619) 260-4579

www.sandiego.edu/academics/ nursing (619) 260-4548

Registrar

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

Residential Life

www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/ prospective (619) 260-7929

www.sandiego.edu/residentiallife/ studenthousing/grad_law.php (619) 260-4777

www.sandiego.edu/registrar (619) 260-4557

Student Affairs

www.sandiego.edu/administration/ studentaffairs (619) 260-4588 Student Employment

www.sandiego.edu/careers/ workoncampus.php (619) 260-4801

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Serra Hall, Room 202 5998 Alcalรก Park San Diego, CA 92110-2492 (619) 260-4524, (800) 260-6654 E-mail grads@sandiego.edu www.sandiego.edu/admissions/graduate


University of San Diego 2010 Graduate Prospectus