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Fairfield University offers 48 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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Graduate Programs

MS in Accounting

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

Analytics Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Fairfield's fully online Analytics Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is the ideal intersection between a traditional MBA program and an MS in business analytics that’s intentionally designed to equip future executives with the expertise they need to ask the right questions and make strategic choices that impact their organizations.

MA in Bilingual Education

Fairfield's Bilingual Education programs are designed for in-service teachers. The bilingual cross-endorsements prepare elementary and secondary teachers to teach grade-level academic curriculum in a language other than English.

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.

MBA/MSBA Dual Degree Program

Fairfield Dolan’s dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree program combines foundational business skills with specialized knowledge for data management and analytics. The MBA/MSBA dual degree prepares professionals with data analytics and strategic management skills so graduates stand out in today’s highly demanding and competitive job market.

MS in 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.

MA in 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.

Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition

The program prepares graduates to become registered dietitian nutritionists who are leaders in the profession. Graduates expand the knowledge of clinical nutrition to improve health outcomes with particular attention to the needs of underserved or vulnerable populations.

MA in 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.

MFA in 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.

MS in Cybersecurity

Fairfield’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree is offered through the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, and allows students from any background to choose a concentration in either cybersecurity management or technology.

MS in Data Science

The School of Engineering's MS in Data Science 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.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 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.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Nurse Practitioner

Fairfield University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a clinically-focused degree that prepares graduates to evaluate and apply existing evidence to improve practice outcomes. Students are educated in the fundamental skills necessary to make a difference in healthcare.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Midwifery

Fairfield University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Midwifery is a degree that focuses on the assessment and application of existing evidence to improve practice. The program prepares students as expert nurse midwives for every stage and in every setting in which midwifery care is delivered to women.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Fairfield University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) is a clinically focused doctoral degree. The PMHNP is the only advanced practice specialty that prepares nurses to assess, diagnose and treat acute and chronic psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed for experienced teachers, such as classroom teachers, school psychologists, math coaches, or reading interventionists, who have a desire to lead from within and across classrooms to transform education.

MA in Educational Technology & School Library Media

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology & School Library Media 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.

MS in 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.

MA in 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).

Master's Entry to Practice Nursing (MEPN)

Fairfield University’s Accelerated Master’s Entry to Practice Nursing (MEPN) program provides a unique opportunity for those with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in an accelerated format. The MEPN is the first such program in the state of Connecticut to prepare advanced generalists for registered nursing practice and leadership.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

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.

MA in 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.

MS in 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.

MS in 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.

MA in 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.

MA in 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.

MS in 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.

MS in the 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.

MS in Marketing Analytics and Strategy

Fairfield’s STEM Designated Master of Science in Marketing Analytics and Strategy (MAS) program is designed to develop data-driven professionals who can use sophisticated methods to analyze consumer preferences and behavior.

MA in 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.

MS in 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.

MS in 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.

MS in 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.

Post Master Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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.

MSN/MBA Dual Degree Program

Fairfield’s dual Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration degree program prepares nurses with the knowledge and experience required for executive leadership positions in healthcare organizations.

MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Fairfield University's Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program 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.

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.

MA in Reading & 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.

MA in 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.

MA in 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.

MA in 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.

Social Work (MSW)

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.

MS in 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.

MA in 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.

MA in 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).

TESOL

Fairfield offers programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and bilingual education to prepare prospective and practicing teachers to educate K-12 students who are learning English as a second or additional language.

Certificate Programs

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.

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.

Business Essentials Graduate Certificate

The Business Essentials Graduate Certificate 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.

Classroom Technology Integration Certificate

This online certificate program was created to help educators of all backgrounds develop a foundational understanding of technology integration in the classroom and how to apply it effectively.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health Communication for Healthcare Professionals Certificate

Fairfield University offers a unique, fully-online 12-credit certificate in Health Communication for Healthcare Professionals Certificate which was developed to enhance those working in a healthcare field’s ability to more effectively share information with: patients, families, peers, administrators, and/or intra-/inter-organizationally.

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.

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.

Leadership in Educational Technology Certificate

In this fully online leadership in educational technology certificate program, you’ll learn how to establish supportive learning environments, empower other teachers to champion 21st-century learning experiences, and manage an integrated technology ecosystem.

Learning Design and Technology

Explore instructional design for classroom or professional development/worker training programs. This certificate can be applied to the MA in Educational Technology.

Marketing Analytics

Upgrade your resume by earning a 12-credit graduate marketing analytics certificate, equipping you to make strategic, data-driven marketing decisions.

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.

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.

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.

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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