About the Division of Professional and Continuing Education

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) offers a robust portfolio of career-building courses, certificate programs and degree programs spanning the fields of business, education, language, technology, engineering, healthcare, and more.

USD PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers. Our educational programs are also focused on the needs of today’s employers — motivated by the philosophy that we best serve our students by aligning our innovative, high-quality curriculum with the knowledge and skills that today’s employers are looking for.

With University of San Diego faculty and expert instructor/practitioners from a wide variety of fields, we create educational opportunities and programs that working professionals need to:

Our online courses offer the same high-quality content and expert instruction as our on-campus courses. The online format combines a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning with scheduling flexibility that is vitally important for working professionals as they advance their education and their career potential.

The Mission of the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego is committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service. Our Division of Professional and Continuing Education shares this mission through academic outreach to adult and professional students.


The university’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education is an agile and innovative academic organization committed to university and community partners in ways that serve working professionals and their employers. Thousands of current and returning students, and employers have put their trust in PCE to provide excellent educational opportunities for their personal and professional growth.

Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice at USD

As a Catholic institution, the University of San Diego seeks to represent the diversity and beauty of God’s creation as a way to understand and work to eliminate injustices on our campus, in our local community and around the world.

The University of San Diego and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education are passionately committed to diversity, inclusion and social justice by creating a welcoming, inclusive and collaborative community that values students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds and faith traditions.

As a university committed to academic excellence, we strive to include diverse perspectives as a way of maximizing the transformative potential of learning, teaching and scholarship.



USD is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).