Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What kind of undergraduate degree do I need to apply?

A. The Educational Technology program is designed to accommodate a variety of students from different backgrounds; students are encouraged to apply if they feel that training in education, educational technologies, or educational video production would further their personal, academic, and career goals.

Q. When are the application deadlines?

A. Review our application deadlines.

Q. What are the application requirements?

A. The Educational Technology program is designed to accommodate a variety of students from different backgrounds; students with a variety of undergraduate backgrounds are encouraged to apply if they feel that training in education, educational technologies, video production, and applications would further their personal, academic, and career goals.

Q. How long does it take to complete the M.A. in Educational Technology degree program?

A. Students who attend full-time take 9 credits each Fall and Spring semester and up to 6 credits in the summer sessions. For full-time students who start in the Fall semester, the program can be completed in about 2 years. For students who attend part time, the time will vary based on how many courses are taken at a time. Students are required, however, to complete their degree within six years after they begin their first course.

Q. When are courses offered?

A. Most of our courses are offered in the evening and a few are offered on the weekends. Weekday courses generally meet once a week for two hours. Weekend courses tend to be full day courses that meet for four or five weekends or weekend days over the semester. Courses are also taught during the summer months and usually conform to an intensive time schedule.

Q. Do I have to be a full-time student?

A. Our programs are designed to accommodate students who want to attend part time because most of our students are working at least part time.

Q. How are the M.A. courses structured?

A. Most Educational Technology courses blend hands-on digital media experience with discussions of educational theory. Some classes use online discussion, chats, blogs, electronic portfolios, and other mechanisms as ways to enhance the course experience. Classes taught fully online use any or all of the above mechanisms to ensure student participation, comprehension, and performance.

Q. What is the tuition for this degree program?

A. Tuition and fees for Fairfield's graduate programs are available from the Office of the Bursar.

Q. Do I need to take the GRE's?

A. The GREs are not required. We do look closely at your academic record and other application materials. Generally, we like to see that you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. If your GPA is lower than 3.0 but you would like us to consider your application, you may include with your application a statement that explains your GPA and why you are confident you will be able to maintain the required 3.0 GPA in your graduate studies.

Q. What is the average class size?

A. We keep our classes small. The typical maximum class size for Educational Technology classes is 18.

Q. Can I apply to this program as an international student?

A. Yes, read the application requirements for international students.

Q. What financial aid is available?

A. Our financial aid office can best answer that question for you. You may reach them by phoning (203) 254-4125 or by e-mailing them, and you can visit the Financial Aid website.

Q. Whom do I call if I have questions?

A. For information about admission, contact gradadmis@fairfield.edu. For information about the program, contact Dr. Gayle Bogel, Director of the Educational Technology program.