About the Graduate School

Earn a Master’s Degree from the University of Saint Francis

The Graduate School at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., offers 15 degree and certification programs in art, business, education, environmental science, school and mental health counseling, nursing, physician assistant, theology and psychology.

Graduate School programs are designed specifically to meet your needs and fit with your schedule as you pursue your advanced degree as a working adult. In the past two decades, more than 5,000 graduate degrees have been conferred.

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Our Mission

The Graduate School of the University of Saint Francis promotes advanced levels of academic learning by providing a supportive environment for (a) experiential focused scholarship through the acquisition and integration of knowledge and for (b) fostering servant leadership and the common good.

History of USF and the Graduate School

Founded in 1890 in Lafayette, Ind., by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration, St. Francis College relocated to Fort Wayne in 1944 and later became the University of Saint Francis. The Graduate School was established in 1960 with the introduction of the Master of Arts and Master of Science in Education degree programs. In 1961, the university received preliminary accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and received full accreditation in 1971.

USF currently enrolls more than 2,300 students, 320 in the Graduate School, and has a Virtual Campus and a second physical campus in Crown Point, Ind.