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If you’re ready to get started with your University of San Diego graduate school application, you’ve come to the right place. Our simple online application is cost-free and can be completed in just a few minutes. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, so you can apply now and then start in whichever semester you choose.

  • Spring term: Classes start in January; Applications are due in early December
  • Summer term: Classes start in May; Applications are due in early April
  • Fall term: Classes start in September; Applications are due in early August

Expectations

Postgraduate students applying to one of USD’s widely respected courses should expect a rigorous curriculum, independent research, critical thinking and a high level of accountability. Students should prepare for the following:

  • Dedicate 15-18 hours per week on average to studying and completing assignments. This may vary by the student’s personal background and the content of the weekly syllabus.
  • Complete work independently on their schedule supplementented by the resources available in the online classroom.
  • Look externally to find supplemental information to help them complete assignments and understand course content.

ADMISSIONs requirements

  • Must not be a resident of the U.S.
  • Must be proficient in English.
  • Must submit Aadhaar card or PAN card
  • Must hold an undergraduate degree:
    • 4-year undergraduate degree holders must have their degree issued from an accredited university (NAAC, UGC or AICTE) and earned a designation of Second Division or higher (45% or above).
    • 3- year undergraduate degree holders must have their degree issued from a NAAC accredited university with a letter grade of A or higher and earned a designation of First Division (60% or above).
  • Proof of English proficiency*

*Applicants are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency to be considered for admission and can prove eligibility as follows:

    • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree with the medium of instruction in English. Evidence must be provided on the marksheet/transcript or student must provide a medium of instruction letter from the university. 
    • OR

    • If the medium of instruction for the undergraduate degree is not English, student must submit evidence of completing an approved English language proficiency test.  Score requirements listed below:

Test Name

Score Required

IELTS Academic

7.0

TOEFL iBT

83

Duolingo English Test

120

ADMISSIONs process

Our simple three-step application process was designed with your needs in mind. Call our advisors (9:00am - 9:00pm IST M-F) and they’ll walk you through each step of the process to complete your application.

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Upload your documents*:

  • Final degree certificate - HSC, CBSE, ICSE, AISSC or any other standard XII certificate
  • Marksheet(s)/Official transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities
  • attended
  • Aadhaar card or PAN card
  • Proof of English proficiency if necessary
*Students with transcripts/marksheets issued by educational institutions outside of India must use a third party evaluator for translation and evaluation for documentation to be considered for admission. 

3

Make your first payment to hold your seat and set up your payment plan.

*In order to be fully admitted into USD, students must submit official documents through either a secure digital document system (like Digilocker) or by submitting the color, digital scan of a certified true copy of their original document(s). Students must follow their local guidelines in securing the certified true copies through their local government official. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted for admission consideration.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR for the upcoming may start

Our simple three-step application process was designed with your needs in mind. Call our advisors (9:00am - 9:00pm IST M-F) and they’ll walk you through each step of the process to complete your application.

Important dates Date
Application Deadline August 2, 2024
Payment Due Date August 26, 2024
Semester Begins September 3, 2024
First Course Start Date September 3, 2024
Second Course Start Date October 22, 2024

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