Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT

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Expect more. Be more. Southern.

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Southern Connecticut State University is one of the largest graduate schools in New England. Our mission is to promote excellence in all aspects of graduate education. SCSU offers graduate programs in over 55 areas of study in the fields of education, business, health and human services, and the arts and sciences. We have approximately 2,000 students pursuing graduate studies, including more than 800 full-time students.

A student-centered university
Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Southern’s campus has a vibrant, culturally rich, and ethnically diverse environment. The University also offers unique research opportunities, access to fascinating internships, and a commitment to preparing strong leaders. Many of our graduate programs are specifically designed for working professionals seeking to enhance their skills while advancing in their careers. Our flexible full- and part-time programs—such as the accelerated MBA with Saturday and online courses, our online MS in Sport & Entertainment Management, and the Doctor of Social Work—allow students to complete their graduate studies without putting their careers on hold. Additionally, our Accelerated Pathway programs allow undergraduate students to obtain both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.

Southern continues to develop and maintain a thoroughly modern campus, with our new School of Business and a complete library renovation project in progress. The ongoing expansion of our science programs was greatly advanced with the completion of the new 103,608-sq. ft., four-level academic and laboratory science building. This new building enhances not only the ongoing expansion of Southern’s science programs but the University’s capacity to educate more students in STEM disciplines. Embracing an innovative, sustainable design, the building houses teaching and research training laboratories for nanotechnology, physics and optics, earth sciences, environmental sciences, cancer research, astronomy, molecular biology, and chemistry. 

Faculty expertise
Southern’s nationally renowned graduate faculty represent a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and scholarly achievements. Many have achieved national and international recognition for scholarship and contributions to their professional disciplines. Faculty lend special expertise to the social, economic, governmental, business, and educational issues that impact businesses in Connecticut and the surrounding region. Southern students are inspired by the research, scholarship, and creative activity of our professors. 

Make New Haven your own
New Haven is a coastal, multicultural city of more than 130,000 people, just 90 minutes from New York City and less than three hours from Boston, with quick and convenient public transportation available to both metropolitan centers. The city of New Haven is a vibrant center for the arts, culture, history, and entertainment. It’s home to five colleges and universities, so wherever you go, you’ll find yourself immersed in a dynamic college experience.

Graduate program admission requirements 
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (recognized by a regional accrediting agency in the US); for a sixth-year certificate, a master’s degree is required. 
• An appropriate academic background for the program in which graduate study will be done
• A recommendation from the graduate program coordinator

Specific graduate programs may have higher admission standards and/or require scores on standardized examinations such as the GRE or GMAT as well as futher letters of recommendation. Read the program sections of the graduate catalog to determine additional graduate program admission requirements.

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112 Graduate Program Options Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Applied Behavior Analysis              
Athletic Training                
BSN to MSN Programs              
Bilingual Education                
Clinical & Mental Health Counseling              
Clinical Psychology                
Communication Sci & Disorders                
Community Counseling                
Computer Science                
Creative Writing                
Curriculum & Instruction                
Data Science                
Early Childhood Education                
Educational Leadership              
Elementary Education              
Environmental Education                
Family Nurse Practitioner              
Health Care Administration                
Health Education              
Human Resource Management                
Library/Information Sciences              
MBA - Accounting              
MBA - Finance              
MBA - Health Care              
MBA - Human Resources                
MBA - International Business              
MBA - Marketing                
Marriage/Family Counseling                
Modern & Romance Languages                
Nurse Administration              
Nurse Education              
Parks/Recreation Studies                
Political Science                
Post-Secondary Education                
Psychology - General                
Public Admin                
Public Health                
Public Policy                
Reading & Literacy              
School Counseling              
School Psychology              
Social Work - Doctoral                
Social Work - MSW                
Special Education              
Speech Pathology              
TESOL Education              
Teacher Certification                
Teaching Art              
Teaching English              
Teaching Foreign Language              
Teaching History              
Teaching Math              
Teaching Other Subjects              
Teaching Science              
Weekend MBA Programs                
Women's Studies            

Located in New Haven, CT

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SCSU At A Glance

Size of Campus: 168 acres

Number of Students: 8,889 undergraduate and graduate students

Number of Faculty: 409 full-time faculty, 84% holding the doctorate or terminal degree in their field; 593 part-time faculty members

Geographic Diversity: Student body representing 37 states—the top five are Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts; 33 foreign countries represented, including Canada, China, Germany, Nigeria, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and the United Kingdom

Application Deadlines and Fees: The application fee is $50; many of graduate programs have rolling admission, with a number of departments having established application deadlines. 

SCSU Graduate Programs

The School of Graduate Studies offers more than 156 graduate programs with Southern’s Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Health and Human Services. Master’s degrees are awarded as well as graduate certificates, sixth-year professional diplomas, and doctoral degrees.

Student Body

2,750 students

894 full-time

1,798 part-time




Application Fee
*may vary by program
Housing Offered? yes


Admissions Office
P: 203-392-9670
F: 203-392-5235

Admissions Officer
Lisa Galvin
Director of Graduate Admissions