When researching graduate degrees, it’s natural to wonder — will this school and program be a good fit?
While the answer to that question depends on your specific needs, we can say with certainty that Sacred Heart University truly has something for everyone. With more than 40 master’s and doctoral degrees, SHU is home to a vast array of graduate programs that draw a diverse population of students and professors who advance our trailblazing community.
As you consider earning your graduate degree, we’re excited to share more with you about our community here at Sacred Heart! (Also, in case you missed it — here are six hidden gems within our graduate programs)
Here’s a quick glance at the five graduate degree-granting colleges at SHU.
The College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts & Sciences is SHU’s largest graduate college. With its wide array of programs, students can easily find a graduate degree that will advance their career and offer them the hands-on training they need to realize their professional goals. The College of Arts & Sciences aims to prepare strong leaders and contributors to local, national, and global communities. Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences include everything from chemistry to criminal justice, psychology, public administration, and more. The College of Arts & Sciences also houses the School of Communication, Media & the Arts and the School of Social Work.
#1 reason to attend the College of Arts & Sciences — Innovative student-focused facilities that support a wide array of programs.
The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology
The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology is where innovation and entrepreneurship come to life in our graduate students’ projects and problem solving. Mentored by industry-leading faculty members, students are regularly exposed to seasoned corporate visitors and expert speakers in addition to career-building network opportunities. Graduate students in the The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology complete programs in fields such as strategic human resource management, cybersecurity and IT, finance and investment management, and business administration and analytics. The college itself also houses the School of Computer Science & Engineering.
The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology offers students hands-on education and accredited programs. The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Students have access to a full-time faculty that brings over 879 years of combined corporate experience to the curriculum.
#1 reason to attend the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology — Top rated business school by Princeton Review.
The College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions is based out of our recently constructed, state-of-the-art Center for Healthcare Education. This modern, student-focused facility provides unparalleled opportunities for lab and simulation hands-on learning experiences, ideal career preparation and exposure for graduate students interested in healthcare.
Graduate students have access to programs focused on in-demand fields of healthcare, such as occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and public health. In our graduate programs, the classroom curriculum does not follow a traditional lecture, study, and test method. Rather, students are taught in teams by teacher-practitioners. This allows students to hone their skills in cutting-edge labs, participate in exceptional internship opportunities, and even travel the world with SHU’s Global Health program.
#1 reason to attend the College of Health Professions — State-of-the-art facilities, labs, and hands-on learning tools.
The Dr. Susan L. Davis, RN, & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing
The Davis & Henley College of Nursing is where the next generation of advanced nurses are preparing to make a difference in our world. Housed in the recently constructed Center for Healthcare Education, graduate students can study in a wide variety of nursing programs, many of which offer hybrid and online learning options. Each of our evidence-based graduate programs is taught by practicing professionals. With nursing simulation and critical skill labs, you will graduate with the confidence and competence you need to help patients heal and prevent illness.
The Davis & Henley College of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Students can have confidence they are receiving a world-class education that not only meets but exceeds standards in the field. Sacred Heart offers a post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus. Students will graduate with the knowledge and experience to practice autonomously as a Family Nurse Practitioner diagnosing and treating patients in a wide variety of settings.
#1 reason to attend the Davis & Henley College of Nursing — Numerous hybrid and online advanced nursing degrees.
The Isabelle Farrington College of Education
The Farrington College of Education offers graduate programs ranging from teacher preparation, literacy specialist and administrator certifications, a certificate or advanced study in STEAM and the nation's first Educational Leadership doctorate focused on Social, Emotional and Academic Leadership. Completing a graduate program from Sacred Heart means that you will stand out as a compassionate, expertly-trained leader in the field, who is ready to meet the challenges of post-COVID education and beyond.
The Farrington College of Education is recognized by The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for its national excellence in preparing tomorrow’s educators. The CAEP has rigorous standards that only select graduate schools across the country have met. This accreditation means that our students receive a grad degree of the highest standard, backed by expert faculty, and built on clinical experiences.
#1 reason to attend the Farrington College of Education — A diverse community of educators with a global and technological focus.
Complete Your Graduate Studies at SHU
At Sacred Heart, you'll find a thriving, student-first graduate community. Each of our programs is supported by expert faculty members who incorporate their real-world experience as they guide our students through an evidence-based curriculum.
As you think about what graduate degree you want to earn and which school you want to attend, keep in mind — we are here to help you along the way! Here are three easy steps to get you started:
- Get quick information about each of our 40 graduate programs (so you can pick the one that’s best for you)!
- Request more information about your program of interest.
- Schedule a 1-on-1 call with a graduate admissions counselor and get your questions answered! (Not sure what to ask? Start with these 7 questions…)