Earn Your Degree
and Unlock Your
Career Potential

Online | Hybrid | On-Campus in San Francisco

Career-Focused Degrees
Designed for Working Adults

At Golden Gate University, we make it possible to get a high-quality education regardless of where you live. We offer 60+ flexible online and hybrid degree programs in business, technology, accounting, law, and more, all designed to fit your busy schedule.

With specialized instruction, online education, and accelerated degree programs, GGU gives you the flexibility to take your courses full- or part-time and complete your degree 100% online, hybrid, or from our San Francisco campus. We empower you to achieve your goals with skills-based, practical degree programs that are created and taught by industry-experienced instructors in the heart of San Francisco.

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Earn a Degree Around Your Schedule

With our nationally acclaimed online and hybrid programs, you don’t have to halt your career or disrupt your life to earn a degree.

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Easily Continue and Complete Your Education

We grant up to 93 units for previous education, military, or work experience. Test for credit, use your ADT from a California Community College, or apply for credit from work experience and certifications.

Golden Gate University was founded in 1901.

Join the Top University for Adult Students

Our flexible and skills-based programs have helped Golden Gate University consistently rank as the top place for adult learners among 4-year universities.

Undergraduate Degrees

Earn your associate degree or bachelor’s degree 100% online, on campus, or hybrid. We offer undergraduate programs in:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Business
  • Data Analytics
  • Law
  • Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology

Graduate Degrees

Earn your master’s degree to propel your career. Choose from graduate programs in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Law Studies
  • Leadership
  • Public Administration (EMPA option)
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Tax

Why Choose GGU?

Industry-Experienced Faculty

At GGU, 80% of our faculty are scholar practitioners who currently work in the fields they teach. You’ll learn directly from experts who can share valuable insights into what today’s employers are looking for.

Small Class Sizes

With an average class size of 17 students, you’ll get a more personalized experience at GGU. Here, you’ll be able to collaborate with classmates and form lasting connections with your professors.

Flexible Lifestyle

We offer online and hybrid degree programs that are designed for busy adults. With 3 start terms per year and convenient 15-week courses, you’ll be able to manage your schedule the way you want while you balance school with work, family, and life.

World-Class Education

We’re committed to providing adult learners with the best education available. Our programs are accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), and GGU is consistently ranked as a top university for working professionals.

GGU has really lived up to its promise of offering real-world, practical learning that you will apply right away. I worked with wonderful professors, and I love that they brought their practical field experience to the learning process.

About Golden Gate University

At GGU, our mission is to help you build a brighter foundation for your future through higher education. As one of California’s oldest private and nonprofit universities, Golden Gate University has been focused on providing practical, career-focused degrees to working adults since 1901.

Over the past 25+ years, we’ve evolved to meet the needs of nontraditional students by offering flexible online and hybrid programs in the growing fields of business, finance, law, technology, taxation, and accounting.

Our location in the heart of San Francisco’s high-tech and financial district provides you with access to some of the world’s biggest companies — even as an online or hybrid student. Whether you’re ready to finish your degree, make a career change, qualify for a new job, or simply set yourself up for future success, Golden Gate University is here to help you make your goals a reality.

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School for Working Professionals*

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Golden Gate University is not authorized to offer online courses to students residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Washington D.C., or Wisconsin.