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Established in 1855, the University of San Francisco is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. The University of San Francisco is committed to being a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective that educates leaders and ignites a student's passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World from Here”.

The Future of Nursing Leadership.

Improve the quality of your patients care and invigorate your nursing career by earning your online Master of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco. Gain the knowledge and confidence you’ll need to energize your health care practice and assume a leadership role in any health delivery environment.

The University of San Francisco’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Clinical Nurse Leader program combines nursing theory and clinical practice in a curriculum focused on educating extraordinary nursing leaders. You will learn to provide leadership in direct care to patients by focusing on quality improvement, patient safety, and care coordination with other health professionals.

  • Designed for Associate’s Degree (ADN) and Bachelor’s Degree (BSN) nurses, you can complete the program in as few as 2 years.
  • Focus on how to design, coordinate, evaluate and provide care from a position of leadership.
  • Complete your coursework online and perform your clinical internship in a work setting close to home, allowing you to continue excelling in your current career.
  • Benefit from small class sizes while networking and developing deep relationships with fellow students and staff.

Master of Public Administration

With the extraordinary economic and political pressures facing public and non-profit organizations, today’s public administrators need strategic solutions that effectively meet societal needs and benefit the common good. Students in the University of San Francisco online MPA degree program examine the role of ethics in public service, learn to develop effective public policy, discover new ways to build strong partnerships and address the challenges of budgeting resources. They will also examine ways to achieve accurate forecasting, plan and implement human resource and other program initiatives and evaluate the impact emerging technology.

  • Continue your current career while completing this 100% online program in as few as 24 months. No GRE is required.
  • Benefit from optimal class sizes while networking and building enduring relationships with fellow students and faculty.
  • Immediately apply what you learn in your workplace to improve programs and policies benefiting your organization, communities and your personal career growth.
  • Immediately apply what you learn in your workplace to improve programs and policies benefiting your organization, communities and your personal career growth.

The Financial Aid Office assists in administering student loans for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents as well as qualified non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents—international students within the framework of federal, state and institutional regulations and policies. The goal in the Financial Aid Office is to assist students make the cost of attending graduate school as financially feasible as possible, utilizing government and private resources, as a complement to student resources, to maximize the financial aid options available to students for education-related expenses. All USF students who have need for financial assistance or want to explore options for organizing their own resources to meet their educational expenses should review the information that follows and contact the One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services office.

To apply for assistance from the need-based programs administered by the Financial Aid Office, applicants (and their parents, if required) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found on-line at www.fafsa.gov . The USF Title IV code is: 001325. The information provided by the applicant on the FAFSA is used to determine the family's expected contribution towards the applicant's cost of education and the applicant's eligibility for all Federal student grant, loan and work-study programs, and the University's need-based tuition grant and scholarship programs. In addition, the California Student Aid Commission uses the information provided to determine eligibility for awards from the Cal Grant programs for eligible California residents.

Graduate students are encouraged to search for private scholarships and, if interested in additional loan funds, review the Federal Graduate PLUS loan information and Private Loan Option list available through our Financial Aid web pages.