To enroll into a doctoral program an application must be submitted to be considered for admission. All admission materials must be submitted directly to the admissions office by the application deadline (if applicable). An application to USU includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Complete and submit an application for admission.
  • Applicants must submit their official transcripts from the Master's degree-awarding institution, and any post-bachelor degree institution(s); Programs with graduate prerequisites require official transcripts from the originating institution(s). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated and translated, if applicable, by an acceptable evaluating agency.
    • A member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
    • A member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE)
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Meet all program specific entrance requirements. See program specific admissions requirements.
  • Complete an Enrollment Agreement.

*Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institution: Please have transcripts addressed to the following address:

United States University
Attn: Office of the Registrar
404 Camino Del Rio S, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92108

USU will accept electronic transcripts from the sending institution via secured network: e.g., Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc. Please use the Office of the Registrar’s email address to send transcripts:


Call us at 1-800-316-6314 to speak with an enrollment advisor.