Situated on a hilltop over Golden Gate Park, the University of San Francisco offers views of both the bustling downtown area and the picturesque Pacific Ocean. The school is a private, Catholic Jesuit institution that admits students from all backgrounds. 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the University of San Francisco. U.S. News and World Report ranks the university number eight in the nation for student diversity. The environmentalist group Sierra Club calls the university one of the “coolest” institutions for its positive environmental initiatives. There are three online graduate degrees from which students may choose.
Prospective students may apply for admission during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The online Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) with a concentration in Digital Media and Learning prepares graduates to teach language students with innovative technologies. The online Master of Public Administration teaches students to discern effective solutions to social problems. With an online Master in Nursing degree, a graduate can secure employment in the growing health care profession. Tuition for online graduate students is $1080 per unit of credit. Online students are eligible for financial aid packages that could include loans, scholarships and grants.
To help make online education a more beneficial experience, the University of San Francisco provides students a number of services. Students may visit the Career Services Center for information on potential employment opportunities. The Learning and Writing Center helps students prepare course writing assignments and provides tutors for those in need.
The University of San Francisco enjoys full accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.