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The University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education has partnered with several education providers to help you take the next step in your career. Our partnership programs offer a wide range of subjects including digital bootcamps, platform management, and more! Browse our partnership programs below to find the certificate or course that is right for you and your career.

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Who are these programs for?

Our diverse business program offerings are ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue or advance a career in business, including recent graduates, seasoned professionals and anyone considering a career change. Motivations may include learning new skills, positioning yourself for new opportunities and potential salary increases, networking, honing your leadership acumen, and more. Our programs are thoughtfully tailored to benefit aspiring or seasoned professionals who are interested in such topics as:

  • Project management
  • Real Estate
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Data analytics
  • Salesforce administration
  • Business ethics
  • Cannabis entrepreneurship
  • Property management
  • Website analytics
  • SEO and website optimization
  • Digital Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Business development
  • Social media marketing
  • Workplace problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Construction project management
  • Real estate investing

Is USD Right for Me?

USD’s widely respected Division of Professional & Continuing Education is dedicated to connecting students with high-quality courses and certificate programs.

If you are passionate about lifelong learning or if you are seeking educational opportunities to gain specific knowledge and skills for personal or career advancement reasons, then (yes!) the University of San Diego is right for you.

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USD has been crafting high-quality curriculum for over 70 years


Number of students who have enhanced their career


Majority of courses are offered in flexible and convenient formats


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are the continuing education courses transferable to a Master degree program?

Unfortunately most of our courses do not count towards a degree, unless otherwise stated on the course website page. Credit earned in some of our courses may be accepted by some universities as applicable towards a degree but that would be at the discretion of the university.

Can the Division of Professional and Continuing Education help in the process of issuing the Student Int’l Visa (F1)?

Certificate programs offered through the Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) at the University of San Diego, are not supported with I-20 assistance (student visas) at this moment. However, PCE’s English Language Academy (ELA) offers I-20 assistance and students who are participating in ELA programs may also participate in other PCE programs. For additional information, please call 1 619-260-8887.

If you are interested in pursuing a degree program with the University of San Diego, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can issue a Form I-20 to international students who have been accepted to degree program at the University. The application procedures, deadlines, and the Admissions Office contact information can be found on USD’s Undergraduate Admissions page.

What are the options regarding housing for the students that are coming from outside San Diego?

On-campus housing is subject to availability, for information please contact Residential Life at

USD is located 5 minutes from Hotel Circle which offers a variety of hotels/motels with varying price points to fit different budgets. There are also apartment options close to campus; for information about these options, please click here.

How long do I have to complete the Certificate?

You have five years to complete the certificate.

What if I can’t complete a course?

An Incomplete (INC) grade is available in some circumstances. The instructor makes the final determination of acceptance of assigning an incomplete grade based on the level of work already completed and the amount of assignments remaining. (Policies)

To receive an ‘INC’ grade, students must complete a Petition for Incomplete and forward it to PCE. PCE will then forward the Petition to the instructor for approval. If coursework is not completed in the agreed extension period, a final grade is assigned, all ‘INC’ grades convert to ‘F’ grades or ‘NG’ (No Grade). (Petition)

Is there an application or admission requirement?

No application is required. Unless otherwise listed within the program specific information, there are no admissions requirements.

Can I expect to receive an enrollment confirmation?

Yes, you will receive an email detailing the courses and their dates, times, and location, as well as directions to the classroom and other necessary information.

How much are courses?

Check the course section for current tuition fees.

Do you offer discounts?

No, unless otherwise noted.

How can I pay for the courses?

You may pay online with a credit card (we accept MasterCard and Visa) or call Enrollment and Student Services during business hours at 1 619-260-4585. Registrations must be paid in full prior to the first day of course.

What if I have to drop a course?

Students who need to drop a course due to extenuating circumstances may receive a refund, if the request is received prior to the first day or start date of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% or $50, whichever is higher. There are no refunds once the course begins. Learn about our registration policies here. A full refund is provided if PCE cancels a course.

Can I transfer in courses to certificate programs from other colleges and universities?

Only University of San Diego courses count towards receiving the certificate from USD.

What if I can’t get into a course because it is full?

Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.

Do you offer job placement services?


When do I become an alumni of a Program? Once I become part of a program, do I get any discount on courses?

Alumni are students who have successfully completed all the requirements of a certificate program. Find out more here.

What associations or organization would you recommend me to join?

Please contact your Program Coordinator for a list of associations related to the program you are taking.


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