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Executive & Professional Education Center

Fairfield University’s Executive and Professional Education Center offers a variety of programs designed by expert faculty to help you pursue a new career, advance in your current one, or explore a topic of personal interest. Students can earn their certification in a variety of fields, participate in professional development courses, or rediscover their passion by taking personal enrichment classes. Whichever path you choose, our programs will provide you with real world capabilities to further your career trajectory and personal growth

Summer Programs

Summers at Fairfield University are anything but quiet. Whether you're a college student looking to catch up on credits, a high school student yearning for a taste of college life, or a lifelong learner interested in expanding your knowledge, we offer dozens of courses for credit, residential high school programs, and engaging youth camps for students of all ages to explore.

Intersession Programs

Academic intersessions at Fairfield University offer students an accelerated path of study during spring and winter break. Depending on the time of year, courses are offered in either one-week intensive or three-week online formats, affording students the opportunity you to get ahead in their studies, catch up on missed classes, study one subject at a time, or lighten their course load during the regular semester.


Life can pull you in million different directions, but your busy schedule shouldn't be an obstacle in reaching your goals. Fairfield’s online learning environment provides the same small class sizes, deep instructor-student engagement, innovative technology, and attention to Jesuit values that our on-campus students experience, so you’ll learn the same material and earn the same degree, but with the flexibility and convenience that you need.

Study Abroad

Fairfield University’s Study Abroad Office works hard at creating program pathways that enhance your major course of study. No matter which American university you attend, you are welcome to study abroad with Fairfield University at one of our seven center programs and/or select faculty-led programs.

Community Programs

Fairfield University is a natural hub for intellectual and cultural activity, attracting distinguished teachers and speakers from around the country and the world. With such an engaging learning environment, students of all ages come to us from a broad range of backgrounds and interests to pursue personal enrichment.

Discover your inner writer, audit a course on Shakespeare, or join us for our Manhattan Art Tour. Whatever your interest, Fairfield offers a number of programs, lectures, and tours to engage your mind and spirit as you connect with some of our most respected faculty.

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