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Professional and Continuing Education at the University of San Diego (USD) began more than four decades ago when the leaders of our young university recognized the need to extend the mission of the University into the community and provide quality academic experiences for those who could not participate in full-time programs at USD.

In recent years USD’s Professional and Continuing Education has taken significant steps to expand the range of academic offerings available to our city, county, state, national and international communities. With hundreds of courses, dozens of certificates, and a series of academic events being offered each year, Professional and Continuing Education offers opportunities for growth and learning to business professionals, teachers and other education professionals, engaged and interested community members, and those seeking to prepare for full-time study or employment with language and professional certifications.


Professional and Continuing Education offers online master’s degrees, and supports the online education efforts of USD’s School of Leadership and Education Science, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, and Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. The reach of USD is expanding to serve those who have place, family, and work commitments with these new degree program options.

The University of San Diego is realizing a new and higher level of community engagement as so many non-traditional students, like you, are finding ways to advance their careers, create new possibilities, and connect with the promise of a brighter future made possible through courses, certificates, and programs offered or supported by Professional and Continuing Education.

Please look through our website and find the educational pathway that will take you where you want to go.

Jason Lemon, PhD
Dean, Professional and Continuing Education