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Legal Professions at University of San Diego

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Legal Professions at University of San Diego

What traits are you looking for in a legal professions school? To help you decide if University of San Diego is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's legal professions program.

USD is located in San Diego, California and has a total student population of 8,861.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

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There were 227 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #45 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at University of San Diego.

50% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 42 students graduated with a master's degree in legal professions from USD. About 50% were men and 50% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 39% men graduate in legal professions each year. USD does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 11% more men than average.


In the legal professions master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 43% of degree recipients. That is 10% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of San Diego with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 12
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Legal Professions majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at University of San Diego. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 227
Legal Support Services 102
Legal Research 38
Legal Professions (Other) 4

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of San Diego.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Lawyers 82,180 $171,550
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 33,390 $61,240
Legal Secretaries 26,220 $56,570
Legal Support Workers 7,050 $56,420
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 3,560 $58,180


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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