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San Francisco Graduate Schools and Business Schools

San Francisco Graduate Schools

Graduate Schools in San Francisco, California

There are at least 30 colleges in the San Francisco area that have graduate programs. This includes graduate schools in cities surrounding San Francisco (Berkeley, Oakland). The specific degree types offered by each school are included below. Popular graduate degrees include Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD).

For more graduate school options, we have also compiled a list of featured Graduate Schools in California.

Graduate Schools in San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees : Diploma
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Argosy University

Argosy University
Alameda, CA

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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees : Bachelor, Master
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San Francisco Graduate Schools with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: animation and special effects, fashion design, fine arts studies, computer graphics, commercial art, photography, graphic design, interior design
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 11,334 students, 9,008 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,646 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: creative writing, architecture, painting, design and visual communication, fine arts studies, photography, art history and criticism, sculpture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,613 students, 1,515 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 275 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Lincoln University
401 15th Street
Oakland, CA 94612-2801

  • Programs: business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 319 students, 196 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Patten University
2433 Coolidge Ave
Oakland, CA 94601

  • Programs: education, business and related services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 758 students, 706 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 84 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Graduate Schools in San Francisco with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
1601 Clay St
Oakland, CA 94612

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 102 students, 126 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

American Baptist Seminary of the West
2606 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704-3029

  • Programs: ministry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 58 students, 3 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 42 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

American Conservatory Theater
30 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

  • Programs: acting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 46 students, 103 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Programs: counseling psychology, philosophy and religious studies, organizational behavior, anthropology, clinical psychology, psychology courses, interdisciplinary studies, health and medical administrative
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 1,126 students, 1,052 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

University of California Hastings College of Law
200 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102-4978

  • Programs: law, legal professions
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,262 students, 1,483 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 252 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, law, civil engineering, public health, education, mechanical engineering, social work, electrical engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 34,940 students, 35,645 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,414 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 580-710. Math: 620-750. Writing: 590-710.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of California-San Francisco
500 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143-0244

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, medical scientist, neuroscience, biomedical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 2,999 students, 1,388 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,367 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option.

Church Divinity School of the Pacific
2451 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709-1211

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 114 students, 27 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 75 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology
2301 Vine Street
Berkeley, CA 94708-1816

  • Programs: ministry, theology, philosophy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 89 students, 45 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Franciscan School of Theology
1712 Euclid Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709-1208

  • Programs: theology, ministry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 81 students, 56 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 5 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Graduate Theological Union
2400 Ridge Rd
Berkeley, CA 94709

  • Programs: theology and religious vocations, Biblical languages
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 222 students, 212 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 18 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619-1699

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: philosophy and religious studies, business management, nursing administration, education, counseling psychology, nurse practitioner, pastoral counseling, finance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,114 students, 953 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 425 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 420-530. Math: 410-503.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
1735 LeRoy Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 173 students, 148 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: managerial economics, creative writing, early childhood education, educational administration, art studies, dance, secondary teaching, various music studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 1,446 students, 1,287 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 650 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-650. Math: 490-590. Writing: 520-620.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
2770 Marin Ave
Berkeley, CA 94708-1597

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 117 students, 22 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 70 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 214 students, 67 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 129 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Samuel Merritt University
370 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

  • Programs: registered nursing, nurse practitioner, podiatry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, nurse anesthetist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,278 students, 1,649 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 98 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94133-2299

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, various performing arts, cinematography, design and visual communication, museum studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 655 students, 646 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 115 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-580. Math: 410-550. Writing: 460-580.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-6011

  • Programs: voice, music performance, violin, guitar, and strings, piano, music theory and composition, conducting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 406 students, 405 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: education, business management, English, registered nursing, school counseling, social work, psychology, public administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 30,125 students, 25,548 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,409 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-560. Math: 440-560.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, business management, counseling psychology, education, sports and fitness management, environmental studies, public administration, financial planning
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 8,714 students, 8,282 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,188 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-620. Math: 530-630. Writing: 520-620.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
747 Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

  • Programs: psychology, organizational behavior, interdisciplinary studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 488 students, 459 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Starr King School for Ministry
2441 Le Conte AVE
Berkeley, CA 94709-1209

  • Programs: ministry, religion
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 65 students, 1 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience.

The Wright Institute
2728 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704-1796

  • Programs: clinical psychology, counseling psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 316 students, 362 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College-Berkeley
2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 138 students, 178 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
455 Arkansas St
San Francisco, CA 94107

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 241 students, 358 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.
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