Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When are applications due?

A. Application deadlines

Q. What are the application requirements?

A. Our Office of Graduate Admissions is available to explain the application requirements and to help you get your application together. You may contact them by submitting a request for information or by phoning (203) 254-4184 or toll-free (888) 488-6840.

Q. How much does it cost?

A. Tuition and fees for our graduate programs

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

A. Our programs are designed to meet the learning needs of full and part-time students.

Q. When are courses offered?

A. Most of our courses are offered from Monday-Thursday in the late afternoon and evening. 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. We also offer summer courses from late May through early August.

Q. What is the average class size?

A. We keep our classes small. The typical maximum class size is 20, but class sizes range from 6 to 20.

Q. What undergraduate degree or courses do I need to be eligible for admission?

A. Our students come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds and have majored in a wide variety of disciplines. Most have teaching certifications. For our C.A.S., you must have a bachelor's degree and a master's degree to be eligible.

Q. How long does it take to complete the degree?

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 programs 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. 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  website.

Our graduate assistantships provide tuition credit for work. For example, a graduate assistant who contracted to work 15 hours each week during the semester would earn 9 credits of tuition (3 courses).