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
13:1 student-faculty ratio
3,000+ graduate students
9,000+ total students

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

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

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

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
• Superintendent Certification (093)

College of Health Professions
• Athletic Training
• Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
• Exercise Science and Nutrition
• Healthcare Administration Certificate
• Healthcare Informatics
• 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 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 satellite campuses in Connecticut, Luxembourg, and Ireland in the University’s six colleges: Arts & Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology, the Isabelle Farrington College of Education, 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 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 and part- or full-time employment opportunities.  

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 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), 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. 

The Princeton Review included SHU in its guides The Best 382 Colleges 2018 edition, “Best in the Northeast,” and The Best 294 Business Schools 2017 edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for “Best College Theater” and “Most Engaged in Community Service,” each of which comprise only 20 US schools. U.S. News & World Report ranked SHU in its “America’s Best Colleges” 2018 guidebook and ranked SHU the fourth “Most Innovative School” in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also named SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac.

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46 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 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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P: 203 365-7619
F: 203-365-4732
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