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”.

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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