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Fairfield University offers more than 46 graduate programs and certificates across our five schools. But it's what our students do with these degrees that makes Fairfield such a unique academic environment.

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Accounting

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Accounting has designated tracks in assurance, tax and accounting information systems.
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Dolan School of Business

Graduate Program

Master of Science

American Studies

Fairfield University's Master of Arts in American Studies focuses on the cultural and intellectual life of the United States, and is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and critical understanding of the American experience. With built-in flexibility, you’ll be able to specialize in a particular field or pursue a broad scope of the American experience.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Program

Master of Arts

Applied Data Science

The School of Engineering's MS in Applied Data Sciences is an interdisciplinary program that equips students from a broad range of

professional domains with the scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from data in structured and unstructured forms.
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School of Engineering

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Applied Statistics Certificate

Fairfield University’s applied statistics certificate program is designed for working professionals and graduate students interested in gaining a solid background in the fundamentals of statistics.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Certificate Program

Business Analytics

Fairfield’s Master of Science in Business Analytics program is designed for busy professionals who want to propel their organizations forward through sound strategic decisions based on a keen understanding of data and statistical methods.

This program is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program.
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Dolan School of Business

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Business Analytics Certificate

The Business Analytics Certificate is designed for working professionals who are in need of fundamental knowledge in the area of business analytics, either to better perform in a current position, or to become more marketable for a future role in their career.
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Dolan School of Business

Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's degree offers counseling courses under the guidance of a nationally recognized faculty dedicated to your career endeavors. Students can pursue a 60-hour Master of Arts (MA) degree in clinical mental health counseling or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) degree in clinical mental health counseling.
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Certificate Program

Master of Arts

Certificate of Advanced Study

Communication

Fairfield University's Master of Arts in Communication emphasizes theory, research, and application to examine the ways humans communicate—verbally and nonverbally—across a variety of levels and contexts. As a graduate student, you'll work individually with a faculty advisor to tailor your curriculum to your personal, professional, and academic goals.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Program

Master of Arts

Creative Writing

As a student in the creative writing program, you can pursue fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and scriptwriting/playwriting. Our new concentration in publishing/editing has helped students get internships and jobs at magazines and publishing houses alike, and our post-grad teacher-training program has helped students land teaching positions at the college level.

Now accepting applications for the summer 2019 residency – fall term 2019.

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College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Program

Master of Fine Arts

Creative Writing Certificate

The MFA in Creative Writing program now offers a year-long, intensive certificate program titled The Prologue. As an introduction to the MFA, The Prologue is a 12-credit post-baccalaureate program that provides creative writers of all levels with two semesters of rigorous, graduate-level one-on-one mentorship to help them jumpstart or finish a book-length project.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Certificate Program

Cybersecurity Certificate

The School of Engineering’s Certificate Programs are for working professionals or lifelong learners who are looking to enhance a resume, improve skills, prepare for a job change, or explore a new field of interest.
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School of Engineering

Certificate Program

Database Management Certificate

The School of Engineering's Certificate Programs are for working professionals or lifelong learners who are looking to enhance a resume, improve skills, prepare for a job change, or explore a new field of interest.
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School of Engineering

Certificate Program

Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition

Fairfield’s Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN), the first in Connecticut, prepares students as registered dietitian nutritionists with the necessary knowledge, values, and skills to assess, manage, and evaluate common nutritional problems through a cross-population perspective.
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Egan School of Nursing

Graduate Program

Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition

Doctor Of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Fairfield University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a clinical doctorate in an advanced specialty of nursing practice. A DNP is comparable to clinical doctorates in other health disciplines such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and medicine. With a DNP, you’ll be able to assume a leadership role in an increasingly complex healthcare system during this critical era of healthcare reform.
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Egan School of Nursing

Graduate Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor Of Nursing Practice Anesthesia

The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) in nurse anesthesia concentration prepares students as expert clinicians for every stage and setting in which anesthesia is delivered to patients. In addition to becoming skilled clinicians, graduates are prepared to be healthcare leaders who can care for a variety of patients within their specialty.

We will begin accepting applications for the summer 2020 cohort starting January 1, 2019.

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Egan School of Nursing

Graduate Program

Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Dyslexia Interventionist Certificate

The Online Dyslexia Interventionist Certificate is designed to prepare professionals to remediate the deficient reading and spelling profiles of students in grades 4-12.
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Education & Allied Professions

Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate

Educational Technology

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology is tailored to the needs of working professionals, and provides initial and advanced training in integrating technology into a wide variety of teaching environments. Students will be trained as teachers, co-teachers, consultants in schools and organizations, and for professional development positions.
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Master of Arts

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE) provides students with the knowledge and skills to innovate and lead in their chosen discipline, all within the framework of research and development in academic institutions, the industrial workplace, research laboratories or service organizations.

The MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a STEM designated program.

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School of Engineering

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Elementary Education

The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department offers graduate programs for new and experienced teachers in Elementary Education organized around reflective inquiry and socially responsible professional practice. Students can pursue a Master of Arts (MA) or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS).
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Certificate Program

Master of Arts

Certificate of Advanced Study

Family Studies

The Master of Arts in Family Studies is a non-clinical program within the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. Graduates of the program may enter a variety of non-clinical human services vocations and/or pursue further advanced degrees in human and family development.
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Master of Arts

Finance

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Finance provides unique opportunities for individuals who want to further their careers in the areas of investments, corporate finance, and banking.

This program is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program.

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Dolan School of Business

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Financial Mathematics Certificate

Fairfield University's applied statistics certificate program is designed for working professionals and graduate students interested in gaining a solid background in the fundamentals of statistics.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Certificate Program

Health Informatics Certificate

A 12-credit program for the bachelor’s prepared professionals who want to increase their knowledge of health care informatics. Informatics, a rapidly growing area in healthcare, is multidisciplinary field that integrates nursing science and information science to deliver high quality healthcare. The certificate program is open for both nursing and non-nursing professionals.
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Egan School of Nursing

Certificate Program

Healthcare Administration

The versatile 42-credit program complements various fields of study — from nursing to science to business. Students take courses across a variety of disciplines including economics, accounting, healthcare systems, healthcare policy, information technology, marketing, finance, management, leadership roles, and more.
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Egan School of Nursing

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The master of arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology educates students to apply psychological principles and techniques in the work environment that increase individual and organizational productivity. Students are challenged intellectually and receive a solid education in the theories, philosophies, and practices of this dynamic and growing field.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Program

Master of Arts

Interior Design

Fairfield University’s master of arts in interior design provides students with the necessary credentials, industry knowledge and hands-on experience to earn their professional certification in the field of interior design. Students receive individualized support and training from an experienced faculty of professional designers and industry experts, who teach them the technical skills to translate abstract concepts into three-dimensional reality.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Program

Master of Arts

Interior Design Certificate

Fairfield's graduate certificate in interior design provides students with the necessary credentials, industry knowledge, and hands-on experience to develop a robust portfolio and earn their professional or residential certification in interior design.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Certificate Program

Management

Fairfield’ Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is designed for non-business majors and provides recent college graduates with fundamental business knowledge and focused career development.
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Dolan School of Business

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Fairfield’s Master of Business Administration prepares students with the diverse skills required for business leadership. A generalist degree, the MBA program provides a broad foundation of knowledge, with the opportunity to specialize in a functional area of business.
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Dolan School of Business

Graduate Program

Master of Business Administration

Marriage & Family Therapy

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) educates candidates for careers as marriage and family therapists, and is fully accredited with the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The curriculum and clinical training focuses on preparing you to work with diverse populations who have experienced a broad range of problems.
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Master of Arts

Marketing Analysis Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics is a 12-credit program.
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Dolan School of Business

Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate

Mathematics

Fairfield University’s Master of Science in Mathematics teaches you the necessary theoretical skills to learn advanced mathematics as well as the quantitative methods needed to apply these results to real world problems.

The MS in Mathematics is a STEM designated program.

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College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Program

Master of Science

The Mini MBA

The Mini MBA is for students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in something other than business who now would like to gain basic business knowledge.
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Dolan School of Business

Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate

Network Technology Certificate

The School of Engineering’s Certificate Programs are for working professionals or lifelong learners who are looking to enhance a resume, improve skills, prepare for a job change, or explore a new field of interest.
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School of Engineering

Certificate Program

Nonprofit Management Certificate

Fairfield University's certificate in nonprofit management provides an opportunity for professionals interested in or already working in the nonprofit sector to develop and refine the competencies needed to effectively manage and lead a financially stable, innovative, and impactful organization in today's challenging economy.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Certificate Program

Family Nurse Practitioner

The FNP cohort starting Fall 2017 is full. Please apply to Fall 2018 by the deadline of April 1, 2018 to be considered for the next cohort.

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Track prepares students to manage the healthcare needs of individuals and their families, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention, as well as diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases.

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Egan School of Nursing

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Nursing Leadership

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Nursing–Nursing Leadership is an advanced education nurse generalist degree. This is the perfect degree for graduate nurses who do not wish to be nurse practitioners but want to maximize career options in dynamic healthcare environments, including management, clinical nurse leaders, nurse navigators, care coordinators (trauma and stroke), hospital education, adjunct clinical faculty, quality improvement, risk management, and a variety of newly emerging roles.
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Egan School of Nursing

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Track prepares students to assess, diagnose, and provide primary mental health care. Graduates of the program go on to work in a wide array of specialties, including private practice, home care, emergency rooms, integrated behavioral clinics, community mental health centers, and even psychopharmacology.
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Egan School of Nursing

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Management Of Technology

Fairfield University's Master of Science in the Management of Technology (MSMOT) endows students with the necessary knowledge, creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills to successfully manage technology enterprises of all kinds. Upon graduation, you’ll have the confidence and skills to meet the most demanding management challenges that businesses face.

The MS in Management of Technology is a STEM designated program.

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School of Engineering

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Mechanical Engineering

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) is designed to serve the needs of practicing engineers, and those aspiring to an advanced degree in mechanical engineering and related specializations. Students will have the option of specializing in one of two broad concentrations: thermal systems or mechanical systems.

The MS in Mechanical Engineering is a STEM designated program.

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School of Engineering

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Post Master Doctor Of Nursing Practice

The Advanced Practice DNP is a clinical doctorate in an advanced specialty of nursing practice, comparable to clinical doctorates in other health disciplines such as pharmacy, physical therapy, and medicine. The Advance Practice MSN-DNP will give you the skills you need to excel in today's complex, challenging and ever-changing healthcare environment.
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Egan School of Nursing

Graduate Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Public Administration (MPA)

Fairfield University’s new state-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed to examine pressing social, ethical, and professional issues, while developing strong leadership abilities for career advancement. Students are also able to work with dedicated teachers to tailor their curriculum to their personal, professional, and academic goals.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Program

Master of Public Administration

Reading And Language Development

The Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts program is committed to preparing general and special educators who possess the knowledge and skills to positively impact K-12 students’ broad literacy achievement profiles.
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Certificate Program

Master of Arts

Sixth Year Certificate

School Counseling

Fairfield University’s Master of Arts in School Counseling degree offers counseling courses under the guidance of faculty members who are nationally recognized in the field through their scholarship and active service in national, professional organizations. Students can pursue a 48-hour Master of Arts (MA) degree in school counseling or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) degree in school counseling.

The application deadline for fall 2018 has been extended to December 15.

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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Certificate Program

Master of Arts

Certificate of Advanced Study

School Psychology

Fairfield University’s Master of Arts (MA) degree and Sixth Year Certificate (SYC) in School Psychology develop competencies in the areas of assessment, consultation, and direct intervention. During your time in the program, you will evolve as a professional through classroom experiences, faculty support, and opportunities to apply your growing knowledge and skills, in school and clinical agencies.

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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Certificate Program

Master of Arts

Sixth Year Certificate

Secondary Education

The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department offers nationally accredited graduate programs for aspiring middle and high school teachers that are organized around the ideals of reflective inquiry and socially responsible professional practices.
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Master of Arts

Sexual & Gender Minority Health Certificate

Fairfield University offers a 9-credit certificate for mental health professionals to serve a diverse range of sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth and adults.
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Education & Allied Professions

Certificate Program

Social Work

The master of social work (MSW) at Fairfield University focuses on the promotion of social justice and social change on behalf of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Master of Social Work

Software Engineering

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE) focuses on the skills in design, analysis, implementation, testing, and validation you need to develop sophisticated and successful software projects.

The MS in Software Engineering is a STEM designated program.

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School of Engineering

Graduate Program

Master of Science

Special Education

The Master of Arts in Special Education teaches professional instructors to apply specialized support to students with challenges through educational, social, cognitive, rehabilitative, and behavioral management approaches.
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Education & Allied Professions

Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate

Strategic Human Resources In The Global Environment Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources in the Global Environment is a 12-credit program.
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Dolan School of Business

Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate

Teaching & Foundations

The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation Department offers programs for educational professionals who wish to deepen and expand their knowledge of teaching and learning in a socio-cultural context. Students may pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and Foundation or a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS).
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Master of Arts

TESOL, World Languages & Bi-Lingual Education

The TESOL program offers several programs that prepare teachers to meet the needs of students in grades Pre-K through 12 who are learning a second language. Fairfield is the only NCATE and TESOL accredited university in Connecticut to offer initial certification with an MA in TESOL and cross-endorsements in bilingual education (elementary and secondary).
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Education & Allied Professions

Graduate Program

Certificate Program

Master of Arts

Sixth Year Certificate

Web Application Development Certificate

The School of Engineering's Certificate Programs are for working professionals or lifelong learners who are looking to enhance a resume, improve skills, prepare for a job change, or explore a new field of interest.
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School of Engineering

Certificate Program

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