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Education With A Purpose

For more than 75 years, Fairfield University has been a pillar in the Northeast, graduating generations of students who make an impact—in their professions, in their communities, and in the lives of others. You can be part of this rich tradition online and develop as a professional on your terms.

  • 100% online and hybrid options that allow you to study when and where it works for you.
  • Corporate partnerships and mentorships that grow your network and help you develop expertise in your field.
  • Stackable certificates that apply to a master’s degree, so you can pursue the goals that matter most to you.

Start the journey to your degree.

Find Your Program

Build your expertise in a master’s or certificate program that fits your life. With our state-of-the-art technology, small classes, and deeply engaged faculty, you can grow as an expert in your field while building on a foundation of Jesuit values.

Master’s Degree Programs

Analytics Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This fully online 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.

Business Analytics (MSBA)

Develops essential experience with Python®, R, Tableau®, machine learning, and business forecasting. Finish in as little as two years.

Communication

As every business and industry competes for visibility and consumer loyalty, skilled communications professionals are in high demand. Gain advanced understanding through theory, research, and application of effective communication strategies for the digital age.

Creative Writing (MFA)

Low-residency program with tracks in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenwriting. Taught through one-on-one mentorships with nationally - recognized writers.

Cybersecurity (MSCYB)

Develops both technical skills and business acumen for adapting and evolving to cyber threats. Opt to complete in 12, 16, or 24 months.

Educational Technology (MA)

Includes an optional track for School Library Media Specialist Cross-Endorsement. Sixth-Year Certificate available for those who already hold a master’s degree.

Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Combines award-winning curriculum from our esteemed business and health studies schools. Currently in the initial phases of CAHME accreditation.

Interior Design (MA)

Develop a robust design portfolio and industry knowledge, necessary credentials and hands-on experience in the field of Interior Design. Become NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification) certified upon completion.

Management (MS)

Designed for non-business majors and provides recent college graduates with fundamental business knowledge and focused career development. In a one-year, full-time experience acquire the 21st Century skills needed to work in a fast-paced global environment.

Marketing Analytics and Strategy (MSMAS)

Taught by experts in quantitative research, consumer behavior analysis, and marketing strategy. Complete in as little as one year.

Public Administration (MPA)

Fairfield University’s state-accredited public administration master’s program is designed to equip and empower students with the administrative acumen and leadership skills needed to put their passion to work.

Graduate Certificates

Business Intelligence or Business Analytics

Learn how to utilize systems and derive insights that solve business problems in our innovative, stackable certificate programs.

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

This intensive one-on-one mentorship program can be completed in one year. Suitable for pre-MFA or post-MFA students.

Cybersecurity

Covers topics in cloud computing, information security, network security, data security and ethical hacking. Complete in as few as 4 months.

Dyslexia Interventionist

The 10-credit, fully online Dyslexia Interventionist Certificate program is designed to prepare professionals to remediate the deficient reading and spelling profiles of students in grades 4-12, including students with identifications of dyslexia.

Health Communication for Healthcare Professionals

A unique, fully-online 12-credit certificate program, the Health Communication for Healthcare Professionals Certificate was developed to enhance those working in a healthcare field’s ability to more effectively share information.

Interior Design (Professional)

Experienced faculty of professional designers and industry experts teach the technical skills to translate abstract concepts into three-dimensional reality.

Interior Design (Residential)

Specialize in residential design and develop a portfolio and presentation style that is the mark of a professional. Pursue the certification or transfer credits toward an MA 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.

Non-profit Management

Sharpen your analytical and management skills in order to effectively evaluate and strengthen an organization's performance to help ensure long-term stability.

Sexual and Gender Minority Health

Ideal for mental health and human services professionals who already have a bachelor’s. The 4 required courses can be applied to an MSW later.

Online Learning For Better Connections

Access course materials on desktop or mobile devices and collaborate in real time while you study online at Fairfield. Thanks to tools like Blackboard Ultra and Quip, our students can collaborate on group projects and have ongoing texting-like conversations with peers and faculty.

At Fairfield, you’ll tap into a distinctive online student experience that reflects the supportive and community-driven atmosphere found on campus. Our faculty and support staff are readily available to answer questions every step of the way.

Resources, Support and Answers to Your Online Learning Questions

Online students have full access to the University’s Information Technology Services Help Desk. The ITS Help Desk can assist with questions regarding the activation of your Fairfield NetID network account, hardware and software issues, problems logging into or using University systems, and general information regarding the my.fairfield.edu student portal.

Students may also contact the Academic Computing department for time-sensitive questions regarding access to, or functionality of, learning systems such as Blackboard and Quip.

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Fairfield University has no specific computer requirement for online students, though we do recommend a reasonably new Mac or Windows computer that has the latest possible operating system updates and anti-virus protection.

We actively encourage our online faculty and students to use their smartphones and other mobile devices in doing class work, as all of the standard software applications and systems we use are accessible on mobile devices. (The only exceptions might be specialized software that a particular class requires for its subject matter.)

Online graduate students can take advantage of discounts on many items through our bookstore, including the purchase of new computers.

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The education landscape is rapidly changing, particularly with distance learning programs. To help ensure effective, consistent regulation of these distance learning programs, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) was formed.

NC-SARA provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. NC-SARA has established rigorous standards for member institutions. Fairfield annually certifies that it meets these criterial in its membership renewal. As a result, we are authorized to admit students into online courses and programs from all states that participate in NC-SARA.

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Fairfield is committed to helping students afford their education through options like fellowships and financial aid.

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The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is available to all students, as are a variety of other on-campus resources.

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Yes, in all facets of a student’s life, Fairfield cares for its students. These services include free teletherapy services to all graduate students.

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Any complaints brought against Fairfield University must first be registered and addressed through Fairfield University procedures:

If complaints cannot be resolved through internal procedure, the party may contact the NC-SARA Connecticut State Portal Entity. Details and contact information can be found on our Compliance and Disclosures page.

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