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Validity & Recognition

Is Golden Gate University Accredited?

GGU is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the organization that accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State University. WSCUC is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States and is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). GGU has been accredited by WSCUC since 1959.

Is upGrad an official delivery partner for GGU online programs?

Yes, upGrad is an official Global Delivery Partner for GGU's online programs. For questions related to admissions, scholarships, and the programs, the upGrad team will be able to provide the best support.

Admission & Program Details

What is the admission process?

The admission process for any GGU program is simple. It starts with a completed online application. Students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria of the program will be considered for scholarships. To apply for a scholarship, students must submit a Statement of Purpose to the university in writing via email. Our admissions committee will review your application, and on the merit of your submission, you may be awarded admission with a scholarship. For additional information about the process and timing, kindly speak with an admission counselor.

What is the minimum eligibility required to apply?

Please refer to program pages to learn specific eligibility criteria.

What can I expect from programs delivered by upGrad and Golden Gate University, San Francisco?

Golden Gate University prepares individuals to lead and serve by providing high quality, practice based educational programs as a nonprofit institution in an innovative and challenging learning environment that embraces professional ethics and diversity. We have been a leader in online education for nearly three decades. GGU students can expect the academic rigor of American education standards, including live lectures from GGU faculty, 24x7 student support, teaching assistants, access to upGrad's career platform, and exclusive campus immersions.

What type of career placement assistance is provided?

The career advancement services team works tirelessly to connect our students with the right job opportunities. Our experience in training, networking, and human resource development helps GGU students find exciting and challenging job opportunities. Our students find placements in reputable companies through a structured framework.

What are the programs offered by Golden Gate University and upGrad?

There are 5 programs available from Golden Gate University and upGrad:

  • - Doctor of Business Administration
  • - Master of Business Administration
  • - Master of Science in Project Management, IT Management Concentration
  • - Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • - Master of Laws (LL.M.) - International Business and Finance Law.

Please visit the program pages or speak with an admission counselor to learn program specific details.

Fee Structure & Policies

What is the fee structure of GGU Online Programs?

Fees vary by the number of credits required for each degree program. To learn exact program fees, please refer to the program pages.

Are there any financing options available to pay the Program Fees?

Admitted students may finance the balance of program fees, after any scholarship awards, through EMI options from our credit partners. Please connect with your respective admission counselor to take advantage of available financing options.

Are there any scholarships available?

Yes, we offer scholarships of up to 70% of the cost of the program to eligible candidates, based on merit. To learn more about the scholarship application process, please speak with an admission counselor.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must meet the minimum eligibility criteria and submit a completed application. A Statement of Purpose explaining your motivation and intended benefit of pursuing a program with GGU must be submitted as well. The University will review all documents alongside your application for admission and share our decisions in an official offer letter. Our admission counselors are trained to guide you through the application journey.

The scholarship process is a simple 3 step process.

  • Step 1: Speak with our counselors to learn more about the application process for your intended program.
  • Step 2: Share your resume and statement of purpose to the registered email ID, The counselor will share the format with you.
  • Step 3: Hear back from the University on your scholarship application.

For timelines and specifics, please speak with upGrad's admission counselor now.

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