Our Programs

Graduate Programs

Fairfield University's College of Arts and Sciences offers five graduate degree programs. Each program provides flexibility to plan a curriculum that fits your personal needs, and promotes intellectual and reflective query, discovery, and practice.

Graduate Information Session

Join us for an upcoming Graduate Information Session where we can answer your questions one-on-one, give you an opportunity to meet our faculty and introduce you to the Fairfield University community and experience.

M.A. in American Studies

Fairfield University's Master of Arts in American Studies engages the idea of America as it has been culturally imagined and contested throughout history, both within and beyond U.S. national borders. As an interdisciplinary course of study, the program draws upon the expertise of full-time faculty members representing nine departments and programs including Black studies; English; history; philosophy; politics; sociology; religious studies; women, gender and sexuality studies; and the visual and performing arts.

M.A. 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. You'll work individually with a faculty advisor to tailor your curriculum to your personal, professional, and academic goals and will be supported by a team of talented, enthusiastic teachers who will use their professional experience to start you on your career path.

M.F.A. in Creative Writing

If you're interested in writing a book and getting it published, Fairfield University's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing is the perfect fit. Students can pursue the study of fiction, poetry, nonfiction or screenwriting, and can choose from a variety of concentrations including publishing/editing, spiritual writing and literary health and healing.

M.S. in Mathematics

STEM Designated

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. Whether you’re an aspiring teacher, pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics, or just wanting to challenge yourself, our program will provide you with the foundation to reach your goals.

Master of Public Administration

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. Courses emphasize theory, research and application in city and state governments, non-profit organizations, healthcare management and private research.

Accelerated Master's Degrees

The College of Arts and Sciences has created an accelerated pathway for current, high achieving undergraduate students who are interested in transitioning directly into one of our five Master's programs.

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