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If you want to make the world a better place, start at the University of San Francisco. Our 21st-century mission to create a more humane and just world comes alive in our diverse learning community and is broadened by our global orientation. You are challenged to reach higher standards and to use your education to promote justice and serve the common good. At the University of San Francisco, you’ll find the excellence inherent in an institution established over 150 years ago, and inherent in nearly five centuries of Jesuit education.

Online Programs:

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing

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School Name

University of San Francisco (USF)


San Francisco



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Religious affiliation

Jesuit Catholic


The University of San Francisco is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an accreditation first granted in 1950 by the Western College Association (WCA), the antecedent of WASC. In 2009, WASC reaccredited USF for 10 years.

The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

The Master of Science in Nursing program and the School of Nursing are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Alumni Careers - Master of Public Administration
Alumni Careers - Master of Science in Nursing

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