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Why Sacred Heart University?

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Jack Welch College of Business
• Accounting
• Digital Marketing
• Doctor of Business Administration in Finance (D.B.A.)
• Finance and Investment Management
• Human Resource Management
• Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

College of Arts and Sciences
• Applied Psychology
• Chemistry
• Computer and Information Science
• Criminal Justice
• Cybersecurity

School of Communication and Media Arts
• Communication
• Film and Television Production
• Media Literacy and Digital Culture
• Sports Communication and Media

Farrington College of Education
• CT Literacy Specialist Program (102 and 097 Certification)
• Initial Teacher Certification and Tuition-Paid Teaching Internships
• Intermediate Administrator Certification (092)
• Master of Arts in Teaching
• Special Education, K-12 (165) Cross-Endorsement

College of Health Professions
• Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
• Exercise Science and Nutrition
• Healthcare Administration Certificate
• Healthcare Informatics
• Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.)
• Physician Assistant (developing program anticipated fall 2016)
• Speech-Language Pathology (M.S. [2- and 3-year tracks] and Online Prerequisites)

College of Nursing
• Doctor of Nursing Practice
• Family Nurse Practitioner
• Post-master’s Family Nurse Practitioner

A graduate degree that commands respect
With an enrollment of over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, SHU is the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England. We offer more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs on our main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg, and Ireland in the University’s six colleges: Arts and Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, University College, the Jack Welch College of Business, and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education.

A well-connected employment network
Fairfield County is one of the leading centers of business in the world and home to over 50 Fortune 500 companies. A rich array of internship and employment opportunities exist here in research, finance, technology, banking, manufacturing, health care, education, and other industries.

Flexible program offerings
Most of our graduate programs offer flexible scheduling, including online and hybrid courses, evening and weekend courses, eight-week modules, intensive sessions, and summer school. Our main Fairfield campus is located 55 miles north of New York City, with a new graduate center in Stamford and a branch campus in Griswold, Connecticut.

Programs with a global vision
Our faculty of scholars and practitioners know what it takes to succeed in and contribute to the betterment of our world. M.B.A. students can study at our innovative Luxembourg campus, the only academically accredited U.S. M.B.A. program taught in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the dynamic financial center of the European Union. Each year our nursing and OT faculty lead students on field experience mission trips to places such as Jamaica and Guatemala to assist with medical needs in these rural countries.

Career Development and Placement Center
Sacred Heart University’s Career Development and Placement Center offers a variety of services to enhance your professional development. In addition to counseling and guidance, they also offer graduate students a sophisticated online employment database that includes more than 7,000 employers, more than 10,000 employer contacts, on-campus job fairs, interviewing workshops, networking, and alumni functions. Depending on where you are in your career path, they also offer internships and part-time/full-time employment opportunities.

Visit SHU
The staff of the Graduate Admissions Office welcomes your visit to campus throughout the week. We are available to meet with you to discuss your pursuit of graduate study and review the admission process with you. To plan your visit to SHU, call 203-365-7619 or e-mail

Institute accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC); Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE); Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); Athletic Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE); and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Council on the Academic Accreditation in Audio and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)

The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides The Best 379 Colleges 2015 edition, “Best in the Northeast,” and The Best 296 Business Schools 2015 edition. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU among the best master’s universities in the North in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” publication. Sacred Heart was also mentioned in Money magazine’s ranking of Fairfield as one of the best towns to live. As one of just 23 institutions nationally, SHU is a member of the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ (AAC&U) Core Commitments Leadership Consortium, in recognition of its core, “The Human Journey.”

Offering a variety of doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs, Sacred Heart University will elevate your career to the next level.


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85 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Advertising/Public Relations              
Business Doctorate & PhD              
Community Psychology              
Computer Science              
Computer Security              
Corporate Communication              
Criminal Justice                
Educational Administration                
Educational Leadership                
Elementary Education                
Film Studies                
General MBA          
Health Informatics              
Healthcare Administration                
Human Resource Management          
Information Systems              
Information Technology              
Journalism & Mass Media              
MBA - Accounting            
MBA - Finance            
MBA - Human Resources          
MBA - Leadership            
MBA - Marketing            
Media Studies              
Medical Informatics              
New Media Studies              
Nurse Administration                
Nurse Education                
Occupational Therapy                
Organizational Psychology              
Physical Therapy                
Physician Assistant                
Radio, Television, and Film                
Reading & Literacy                
Secondary Education                
Special Education                
Sports Administration              
Teacher Certification                
Teaching English                
Teaching History                
Teaching Math                
Teaching Science                
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Student Body

2,784 students

1,031 full-time

1,753 part-time




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