Sacred Heart University

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Why Sacred Heart University?

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Connecticut Campuses
Fairfield and Griswold

International Campuses
Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland; and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Student Body
14:1 student-faculty ratio
2,896 graduate students
9,300+ total students

Graduate Programs

Jack Welch College of Business & Technology
• Accounting
• Business Analytics
• Digital Marketing
• Doctor of Business Administration in Finance (DBA)
• Finance and Investment Management
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Strategic Human Resource Management

School of Computer Science & Engineering
• Cybersecurity
• Computer Science & Information & Technology

College of Arts & Sciences
• Chemistry
• Criminal Justice
• Industrial/Organizational Psychology
• Public Administration

School of Communication, Media & the Arts
• Film and Television Production
• Journalism and Media Production
• Sports Communication and Media
• Strategic Communications and Public Relations

School of Social Work
• Social Work (MSW)
• PhD in Social Work

Farrington College of Education
• CT Literacy Specialist Program (102 and 097 Certification)
• EdD in Educational Leadership
• Initial Teacher Certification and Tuition-Paid Teaching Internships
• Intermediate Administrator Certification (092)
• Master of Education (Literacy or Special Education)
• Superintendent Certification (093)

College of Health Professions
• Athletic Training
• Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
• Exercise and Sport Science
• Health Administration (MHA)
• Healthcare Administration Certificate
• Healthcare Informatics
• Human Clinical Nutrition
• Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
• Physician Assistant
• Public Health
• Speech-Language Pathology (two- and three-year MS and online prerequisites)

College of Nursing
• Doctor of Nursing Practice—Family Nurse Practitioner 

Master your potential
With an enrollment of over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, SHU is the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England. We offer more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs on our main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellite campuses in Connecticut, Luxembourg, and Ireland in the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College

A well-connected employment network
Fairfield County is one of the leading centers of business in the world and is 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 satellite 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. MBA students can study at our innovative Luxembourg campus—the only academically accredited US MBA program taught in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the dynamic financial center of the European Union. Each year, our Nursing, DPT, 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. 

Center for Career and Professional Development
Sacred Heart University’s Center for Career and Professional Development offers a variety of services to enhance your job prospects. 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, and networking and alumni functions. Depending on where you are in your career path, they also offer internships.

Visit SHU
The Graduate Admissions Office staff welcome 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 email  

Institute accreditations
Sacred Heart University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the Council on the Academic Accreditation in Audio and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

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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45 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Advertising/Public Relations                
Art and Fine Arts                
Athletic Training                
BSN to MSN Programs                
Business-Management, MS/MA                
Communication Studies                
Community Counseling                
Computer Science                
Computer Security                
Corporate Communication                
Criminal Justice                
Elementary Education                
Evening MBA Programs                
Human Clinical Nutrition                
Human Resource Management                
Journalism & Mass Media                
MBA - Accounting                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Human Resources                
MBA - Leadership                
MBA - Marketing                
Nursing Informatics              
Occupational Therapy                
Physical Therapy                
Physician Assistant                
Public Admin                
Public Health                
Radio, Television, and Film                
Reading & Literacy                
Reading Specialist                
Secondary Education                
Social Work - MSW              
Speech Pathology                
Teaching English                
Teaching History                
Teaching Math                
Teaching Science                


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Student Body

2,940 students

1,086 full-time

1,854 part-time




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Admissions Office
P: 203 365-7619
F: 203-365-4732
Admissions Officer