Sacred Heart University

Introduction

‌We Believe in the Power of your Dreams.

The true worth of your Sacred Heart experience won’t be measured by facts we teach you or skills you acquire while you are here. It won’t be something that we give you.

At Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT we believe that inquiry, pursuing knowledge and intelligent reflection – both inside and outside the classroom – create greater opportunities and choices. We challenge you to be fearless in your curiosity and courageous in your service to others.

We are passionate about the role we play in helping you reveal your true potential. The discovery of your own talents, abilities, strengths, character and dreams is the most valuable outcome we strive for as educators and mentors.

It's what you give us.

We Believe Opportunity is Invaluable.

Return on Investment

Return on Quality

Sacred Heart has long been recognized as one the nation’s leading universities. SHU is ranked among The Princeton Review’s “Best 377 Colleges” and “Best 294 Business Schools” with a top-tier ranking in U.S. News & World Report for the past ten years. In addition, the prestigious Lilly Foundation recently sponsored a national forum for other colleges to learn of SHU’s award-winning Core Curriculum, The Human Journey, and how it might be imitated elsewhere. It has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) as a national leader in high-quality undergraduate curricula.

Return on Academic Excellence

Employers and graduate schools appreciate the value and rigor of a Sacred Heart education, and it's not hard to see why. Our Jack College of Business – named for the legendary former chairman and CEO of General Electric – is accredited by AACSB International, a designation achieved by less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide. SHU is the state’s leading independent educator of teachers and administrators, and its two doctoral programs – in Physical Therapy and in Nursing Practice – are earning top grades from accreditors and students alike. Academic programs continue to grow to meet the needs of a fast-changing economy, with such additions as a master’s in Communication and in a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance

Return on Relationships

A commitment to personal attention has long distinguished a SHU education. A student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, average class size of 22 students and a nationally recognized freshman academic advising program are just some of the ways our faculty and staff personally connect with students and foster their success. SHU also offers innovative living-learning communities where students enjoy all the usual advantages of living on campus in a residence hall, with the added benefit of living among a group that shares academic goals and interests. And, our First-Year Experience courses cover a variety of disciplines on topics that are exciting and pertinent to the lives of our students. These are small classes that call for a high level of participation that strengthen student to student and student to professor relationships while developing students’ writing and oral presentation skills.

Return on Success

Even in a challenging economy, SHU students are highly successful upon graduation, with 99% securing jobs and/or graduate education. As many as 39% of our graduates continue directly on to graduate school to receive their master’s or doctorate degrees.

What shapes who we are as a University and who we will become?

We believe that our purposed faith, our relentless pursuit and embrace of intellectual exchange, and our commitment to passionate service are the essential elements of Sacred Heart University as an institution and as a community. At our core, we remain focused on the preservation and transmission of the liberal arts and the Catholic intellectual traditions.

These values compel us as educators and scholars to continually create more diverse and challenging programs, internships and opportunities for our students and for ourselves that are based on the pursuit of truth and knowledge.

Our belief in the unlimited potential of every member of the Sacred Heart community has led us to pursue nothing less than uncompromising integrity, courageous leadership and overall excellence from our students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Our unwavering belief in the dignity and worth of every human being emboldens us to become fearless in our intellectual discovery, inquiry, understanding and tolerance of a universe of ideas, ethics, problems, differences and similarities.

Together we live, learn, grow and serve as individuals who passionately embody the values of Sacred Heart University in our intellectual, personal, professional and spiritual lives.

We are Pioneers for the common good. We are committed to creating a better future for ourselves, for others, our community and our world.

More than the mastery of facts, skills and discipline.

As academics and mentors, we are passionate about providing our students with an education of uncompromising quality and opportunity.

As a University, we are relentless in informing, affirming and challenging our students in their scholarship, leadership and service.

We have grown from a class of fewer than 200 undergraduate students into a distinguished international learning community encompassing:

  • campuses in the United States and Europe
  • Over 8,200 undergraduate and graduate students
  • 645+ faculty members
  • 70+ undergraduate, master's & doctoral degrees
  • 18 national honor societies

At Sacred Heart, we are committed to thoughtful, strategic growth. We have made dramatic strides in expanding the University facilities and services, adding highly credentialed and experienced faculty and raising levels of student achievement.

The University Strategic Plan sets forth a bold, comprehensive and action-oriented vision of Sacred Heart University as an institution that attracts and cultivates academic excellence and achievement.

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Master of Arts: Sports Communication and Media Promotions

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA Fairfield + 1 more

With academic/professional tracks in Sports Broadcasting and Athletic Communications and Promotions, the Master of Arts in Sports Communication and Media is specifically designed from a humanities tradition to showcase multimedia production and capitalize on Sacred Heart University’s ideal geographic location in the heart of the US sports media industry. [+]

The Master of Arts in Sports Communication and Media (SCM) program prepares students for the myriad responsibilities of the sports media profession in the 21st century. SCM students learn the advanced professional skills necessary to communicate effectively across a variety of sports media platforms. SCM offers two different track options in sports broadcasting (SB) and athletic communications and promotion (ACP). Each track will teach you how to plan, create and distribute multimedia productions for publication and broadcast. Graduate students in the SCM program will acquire the knowledge and technical skills to pursue careers in the digital world of athletic communications and sports broadcasting, while developing a theoretical, aesthetic and historical understanding of the professional communication fields. No previous sports communication experience is required to complete the SCM program, and we encourage all motivated learners from any undergraduate major or career to apply. STUDENTS IN THE SCM PROGRAM WILL: Acquire the social, artistic and technical skills necessary to create professional multimedia communication projects and presentations. Develop the knowledge and techniques required for success in the sports media job market today, including effective communication, proficiency with industry standard digital technologies, teamwork and problem solving skills. Work with sports media professionals both on and off campus through in-class work, internships and practicum experiences. Understand the relationship of media to democracy and society, and the responsibilities of being a professional communicator. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Ideal Location: Located squarely in the geographic center of the sports media industry, Sacred Heart University’s campus is less than a one hour drive from ESPN in Bristol, CT, only 30 minutes from NBC Sports, WWE and the Yes Network in Stamford, Conn., just 20 minutes from Milford, Conn., home of The Dan Patrick Show, and a short train ride from NYC, home to CBS Sports, HBO Sports, Showtime Sports and many other sports media companies. Industry Internships: Professional internships are integral and required components of the SCM curriculum. Internship opportunities include working with the Boston Red Sox, CBS Sports, The Dan Patrick Show, ESPN, Fox Sports World, HBO Sports, The Golf Channel, Major League Baseball, NBC Sports, the New YorkYankees, NFL Films and WWE. SCM is a program in which students are immersed in professional settingsand get real-world results. Experienced Faculty: SCM faculty members are established media scholars and sports media industry professionals with experience in all sectors of sports communication. Faculty members include Andrew Miller, who worked in Los Angeles in film and TV production; Brian Thorne, who works with the Golf Channel, NFL Films and Major League Baseball; and Paul Pabst, executive producer of DirecTV’s The Dan Patrick Show. Hands-on Experience with SHU Athletics and Conn. Sports Shows: SCM students will have the opportunity to work with SHU’s more than 30 NCAA Division 1 athletic teams, and to work on a student-produced Connecticut sports show. SCM students will build their resumes as their work is distributed, broadcast and / or published. SCM COURSE REQUIREMENTS The SCM program can be started in the fall or spring semester with courses divided into six, eight-week modules. Courses are offered at our Fairfield campus and feature a combination of classroom, online and real-world learning experiences. Full-time students can complete the degree in less than one year and part-time students can finish in two years. The master’s in sports communication and media degree is a 36-credit program and you will select one of two unique concentrations: Sports Broadcasting (SB) Athletic Communications and Promotion (ACP) Required Courses - 24 credits Sports Communication in the Digital Age Sports Media Production Sports, Culture and the Media Sports Event Production Studio Sports Broadcasting Sports Journalism Sports Media Practicum II Sports Communication and Social Media SCM Concentrations - 12 credits Sports Broadcasting (SB) Sports Media Practicum I – CT Sports Show Sports Media Practicum II – CT Sports Show Internship I in Sports Broadcasting Internship II in Sports Broadcasting Athletic Communications and Promotion (ACP) Sports Media Practicum I – SHU Athletics Department Sports Media Practicum II – SHU Athletics Department Internship I in Athletic Communications and Promotion Internship II in Athletic Communications and Promotion INTEGRATED LAPTOP PROGRAM: Full-time SCM students will receive a MacbookPro laptop running the latest Apple and Adobe software, and coursework will feature training with these mobile multimedia production platforms, which have become the industry standard. Students take ownership of their laptop when they graduate. ADMISSION INFORMATION: Online application: http://apply.sacredheart.edu Nonrefundable application fee Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended One-page personal statement describing career goals, interests and qualifications for the program Professional résumé Two letters of recommendation FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: A limited number of research and staff assistantships are available to full-time graduate students on a competitive basis. Student loans, deferred payment plans and a variety of other programs are available through the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 203-371-7980. CAREER OUTLOOK Experts predict that the job opportunities will increase by 23 percent between 2008 and 2018, and locally the job outlook looks even better. [-]

MSc

Master of Science: Applied Psychology

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 8 weeks September 2017 USA Fairfield + 1 more

The Master of Science in Applied Psychology (MSAP) at Sacred Heart University (SHU) will teach you how to apply the science of human behavior to solve practical real-world problems through a unique delivery system of eight-week hybrid courses. [+]

The Master of Science in Applied Psychology (MSAP) at Sacred Heart University (SHU) will teach you how to apply the science of human behavior to solve practical real-world problems through a unique delivery system of eight-week hybrid courses. Evening courses will be offered at our Fairfield campus with online discussion supplementing class meetings. You will complete the entire degree in one calendar year by taking two classes per eight-week session. Program Options: In addition to the required core courses, all students take a four-course sequence in a particular area of specialization. Industrial/organizational psychology Community psychology Students may also begin a 12-credit certificate in one of these two specialty areas that can later be applied to the master’s degree as a concentration. With its strong foundation in research methods and quantitative reasoning and its numerous connections with community agencies, schools and corporations, this program provides excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers in today’s data-driven economy. Students are particularly well-prepared for a variety of leadership positions in government, community, corporate settings and doctoral work. The program is built on a scientist-practitioner model in which students gain a solid foundation in the science of psychology and learn to apply this knowledge and skill set to real-world practical problems. Consistent with the overall mission of the University, consideration of ethical issues, human dignity and social justice are infused throughout the entire program. WHY TAKE THE MSAP PROGRAM? Propel your career in virtually any industry Enjoy a unique delivery system of eight-week hybrid courses Complete your master’s degree in one calendar year Take advantage of a research-driven core curriculum Choose between two career-oriented concentrations: industrial/organizational or community psychology Take concentrations as a stand-alone 12-credit certificate Unique Program Attributes Accelerated Format MSAP courses are offered in a series of eight-week sessions; entering students who begin in the fall can complete their degree in just one calendar year taking courses two nights per week with additional online course discussion. Unique Cohort Model Students will take the required program courses in a lock-step format as part of an academic cohort. Students work together comprehensively and utilize one another for a richer academic experience. Distinguished Faculty SHU faculty members come from a wide range of academic, clinical and corporate backgrounds. Virtually all faculty members teaching in the program are full-time and are considered experts in their fields of study. Our faculty has extensive clinical, consulting and/or organizational setting experience, which is extremely valuable in an applied psychology program. Faculty will treat you not as students, but as future colleagues. Learn more about our faculty and their specializations on our program site. Certificate Programs The concentrations in industrial/organizational psychology and community psychology may also be taken as stand-alone, 12-credit certificate programs. A student may start by taking a certificate, then later decide to apply these courses to the full master’s program. Flexibility Students entering this program do not need a bachelor’s degree in psychology to apply, as long as they have completed the following prerequisites successfully: Four undergraduate psychology courses, (one) from a natural science-related psychology course preferred (e.g., sensation, perception, neuroscience, cognition, behaviorism, etc.). A statistics course (preferably in psychology, but could also be a math or another social science research course). A research methods course (preferably in psychology, but could also be a math or another social science research course) is preferred but not required. Students who do not have the required prerequisite courses are encouraged to contact the Office of Graduate Admissions. Career Outlook According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment in the psychology profession is expected to grow 12 percent through the year 2020 and 26 percent in the industrial/organizational psychology profession. Employment will grow because of increased demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment clinics, consulting firms and private companies. Course Requirements The Master of Science in Applied Psychology is a 38-credit program consisting of 12 total courses (Core, Capstone/Thesis and Concentration courses): Required Core Courses For All Tracks PS 500 Foundations of Applied Psychology — 4 credits PS 520 Developmental Issues Across the Life Span — 3 credits PS 525 Identifying and Managing Psychopathology in Community Settings — 3 credits PS 550 Applied Research Methods and Statistics — 4 credits PS 551 Individual Psychological Assessment and Appraisal — 3 credits PS 552 Program Development and Evaluation — 3 credits PS 595 Capstone Project I (or) PS 600 Thesis I — 3 credits PS 596 Capstone Fieldwork II (or) PS 601 Thesis II — 3 credits Optional PS 590 Comprehensive Exam if you do not wish to do Project II or both Thesis classes — *3 credits Industrial / Organizational Track PS 530 Personnel Psychology — 3 credits PS 531 Organizational Behavior — 3 credits PS 532 Job Analysis, Competency Modeling and Criterion Development — 3 credits PS 533 Employee Training and Development (or) appropriate Business course — 3 credits Community Psychology Track PS 540 Foundations of Community Psychology — 3 credits PS 541 Theories of Counseling and Personality — 3 credits PS 542 Counseling Methods and Techniques — 3 credits PS 543 Community Health Psychology — 3 credits Admission Requirements Admission to the Master of Science in Applied Psychology is competitive. The priority application deadline is March 1 for the September cohort, but applications will continue to be accepted until the class is filled. Prospective students applying for admission to the applied psychology program must submit the following information to the Office of Graduate Admissions: Online graduate application: http://apply.sacredheart.edu Nonrefundable application fee Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended Statement of Professional Goals: Why you wish to pursue the Master of Science in Applied Psychology at Sacred Heart University (500 word maximum) Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 Two letters of recommendation Résumé GRE scores are not required but are recommended as additional evidence of eligibility Financial Assistance Student loans, deferred payment plans and a variety of other programs are available through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. For links to the FAFSA and Graduate Confidential forms please visit the Student Financial Assistance website. [-]

Master of Science: Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Fairfield

Our popular built-for-results program attracts students from all over the world who seek to obtain a competitive, advanced degree and take advantage of Sacred Heart’s ideal location—a short distance from many of the country’s top pharmaceutical and industrial companies. [+]

From drug discovery to nanotechnology, exciting opportunities abound in the dynamic field of chemistry. To provide an effective learning experience, relevant classroom coursework is mixed with hands-on lab work that takes place in Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) state-of-the-art facilities, which feature some of the most advanced instrumentation. Our popular built-for-results program attracts students from all over the world who seek to obtain a competitive, advanced degree and take advantage of Sacred Heart’s ideal location—a short distance from many of the country’s top pharmaceutical and industrial companies. This degree also prepares students to pursue a Ph.D. program. Many graduate students attending SHU are pursuing their degree while working, thus graduate courses are offered in the evening and on Saturdays. Full-time students will complete their degree in four semesters (two years). In addition, SHU’s graduate chemistry program allows students who have a B.S. in a scientific field other than chemistry to obtain an M.S. in chemistry. To do so, they must first complete prerequisite coursework as determined by the Chemistry Department. LABS, FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT Eight state of the art chemistry laboratories serve the needs of biochemistry, analytical, organic and physical chemistry research. COMPUTER FACILITIES There are molecular modeling stations, and a chemistry server provides licensed software for the use of students. Choose one of the three concentrations General Chemistry: Thesis or Non-Thesis Track Molecular Biochemistry: Non-Thesis Track Chem-Bioinformatics: Non-Thesis Track 1. General Chemistry: Thesis or Non-Thesis Track Gain experience in modern experimental techniques and deepen your understanding of laboratory operations and computational computer modeling. In the thesis track, you will be working under the supervision of a faculty adviser, and you will craft a proposal for your thesis project. The non-thesis track is designed for students with relevant industry experience and individuals whose employment or other circumstances preclude them from doing a master’s thesis. The thesis track requires a total of 30 credits and the non-thesis track requires a total of 34 credits. GENERAL CHEMISTRY COURSEWORK Some of the required courses for General Chemistry CH 521: Advanced Organic Chemistry (or CH 522: Organic Synthesis) 3 CH 531: Advanced Physical Chemistry I: Molecular Structure (or CH 532: Advanced Physical Chemistry II: Molecular Dynamics) 3 CH 551: Advanced Analytical Instrumentation I: Spectroscopy (or CH 552: Advanced Analytical Instrumentation II: Chromatography) 3 CH 553: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (or CH 555: Theoretical 3 Inorganic Chemistry) Some elective courses for General Chemistry CH 523: Organic Structure Determination 3 CH 524: Special Topics in Organic Chemistry 3 CH 525: Supramolecular Chemistry 3 CH 530 Physical Chemistry 3 2. Molecular Biochemistry: Non-Thesis Track In addition to gaining exposure to the major chemistry subdisciplines, you will learn the chemistry of biomolecules, including state-of-the-art bioanalytical methods. This program will prepare you to pursue a rewarding career in a variety of areas, including the pharmaceutical, chemical or biotechnology fields. This is a non-thesis track program that focuses on hands-on training in molecular biochemistry. The molecular biochemistry concentration requires a total of 34 credits. MOLECULAR BIOCHEMISTRY COURSEWORK Some of the required courses for Molecular Biochemistry CH 521: Advanced Organic Chemistry (or CH 522: Organic Synthesis) 3 CH 533: Biophysical Chemistry 3 CH 553: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (or CH 555: Theoretical Inorganic) 3 CH 563: Biochemical Analysis 3 CH 597: Computational Bioanalytical Chemistry 2 CH 597L: Computational Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab 1 CH 598: Comprehensive Exam 1 Some elective courses for Molecular Biochemistry track CH 525: Supramolecular Chemistry 3 CH 531: Advanced Physical Chemistry I: Molecular Structure 3 CH 532: Advanced Physical Chemistry II: Molecular Dynamics 3 CH 537: Microscale and Nanophase Materials: Chemical Process and Analysis 3 CH 545:Bioinformatics 3 CH 547: Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling 3 CH 551: Advanced Analytical Instrumentation I: Spectroscopy 3 ADMISSION INFORMATION Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline from a regionally-accredited college or university will be considered for admission to the M.S. in chemistry program. The following documents must be submitted and will be considered when applying: Completed online application for graduate study: http://apply.sacredheart.edu Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended Nonrefundable application fee Two letters of recommendation Professional résumé International students who require an F1 Student Visa must also submit: TOEFL or IELTS scorecard Bank statement/Affidavit of support Copy of passport International students will also be required to take the American Chemical Society (ACS) test to prove basic knowledge in chemistry prior to enrollment. ADMISSION DEADLINES Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. The University recommends applying by March 1 for fall (September) admittance and by November 1 for spring (January). FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE A limited number of research and staff assistantships are available to full-time graduate students on a competitive basis. Student loans, deferred payment plans and a variety of other programs are available through the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 203-371-7980. SHU FAST FACTS Connecticut Campuses: Fairfield, Griswold and Stamford Graduate Center Student Body:3,030 total graduate students: 1,076 full-time and 1,954 part-time in Fall 2015 The Princeton Review includes SHU in its The Best 380 Colleges: 2015 and Best 296 Business Schools: 2014 and U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU 41 among the best regional universities in the North in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” publication, making it one of the top New England liberal arts colleges. AT PROGRAM COMPLETION, STUDENTS WILL: Have knowledge in the basic areas of chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and biochemistry) with extensive knowledge in at least one area. Complete an extensive research project. Have the ability to recognize scientific problems, formulate questions and carry out strategies for solving them. Understand, read and use scientific literature. Be able to communicate scientific information clearly and precisely, in both written and oral forms. Understand the principles and applications of modern instrumentation, computation, experimental design and data analysis. 3. Chem-Bioinformatics: Non-Thesis Track The 36-credit Master of Science in Chem-Bioinformatics is a hybrid of Chemistry and Computer Science, focusing on developing and applying computational methods to collect, store and organize chemical, biochemical, biophysical and biological data. Students in this program are prepared to solve “big” data problems, especially those in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Students will learn how to create databases, algorithms and other computational techniques to solve formal and practical problems and analyze relationships arising from massive chemical and biological data sets. An introductory course to computer programming using scripting is required. Students who do not meet this requirement will have the option of taking the course at SHU as part of the graduate program. For more information, please visit: www.sacredheart.edu/graduate CHEM-BIOINFORMATICS COURSEWORK Some of the required courses for Chem-Bioinformatics CH 522: Organic Synthesis 3 CH 533: Biophysical Chemistry 3 CH 553: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (or CH 555: Theoretical Inorganic) 3 CH 590: Cheminformatics and Lab 3 CH 545: Bioinformatics and Lab 3 CH 598: Comprehensive Exam 1 Some elective courses for Chem-Bioinformatics CH 525: Supramolecular Chemistry 3 CH 547: Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling 3 CS 551: Intro to object-oriented programming with Java 3 CS 550: Dynamic Web Page Development 3 AT PROGRAM COMPLETION, STUDENTS WILL: Have knowledge in the basic areas of chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and biochemistry) with extensive knowledge in at least one area. Complete an extensive research project. Have the ability to recognize scientific problems, formulate questions and carry out strategies for solving them. Understand, read and use scientific literature. Be able to communicate scientific information clearly and precisely, in both written and oral forms. Understand the principles and applications of modern instrumentation, computation, experimental design and data analysis EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK An M.S. in chemistry will prepare you for a career in science, laboratories, pharmaceutical sales, development, education or government. You may also choose to continue your education in the fields of medicine, engineering or law. A master’s in chemistry is associated with excellent analytical and mathematical skills. According to the latest figures reported by the American Chemical Society on September 23, 2013, between 2012 and 2013, the median salary for chemists with master’s degrees was $85,000. ADMISSION INFORMATION Individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline from a regionally-accredited college or university will be considered for admission to the M.S. in chemistry program. The following documents must be submitted and will be considered when applying: Completed online application for graduate study: http://apply.sacredheart.edu Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended Nonrefundable application fee Two letters of recommendation Professional résumé International students who require an F1 Student Visa must also submit: TOEFL or IELTS scorecard Bank statement/Affidavit of support Copy of passport International students will also be required to take the American Chemical Society (ACS) test to prove basic knowledge in chemistry prior to enrollment. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE A limited number of research and staff assistantships are available to full-time graduate students on a competitive basis. Student loans, deferred payment plans and a variety of other programs are available through the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 203-371-7980. [-]

Master of Science: Cybersecurity

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Fairfield

In this dynamic program, you will acquire a broad knowledge of networking and network security and learn to proactively address ever-changing security threats and infiltration techniques. [+]

Combat Existing Cyberattacks. Defend Against Future Ones. With increased reliance on cyberspace for everything from communications to national defense comes greater vulnerability. Hackers, network outages, viruses and cyber attacks do far more than inconvenience individual users. They compromise corporate trade secrets, breach national security and stifle online commerce—resulting in untold lost revenue. The rise in cyber threats has created unprecedented demand for cybersecurity specialists—individuals who can skillfully apply analytical frameworks and tools to prevent, detect, address and recover from cyber incidents and security breaches. To help meet this burgeoning demand in this prospering field, Sacred Heart University offers the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree. Greater adoption of cloud computing, data centers and wireless communication devices are also driving demand for cybersecurity specialists. In fact, the cybersecurity industry is projected to grow 37 percent through 2020, faster than average for all occupations in any field. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15) Why cybersecurity? In this dynamic program, you will acquire a broad knowledge of networking and network security and learn to proactively address ever-changing security threats and infiltration techniques. More specifically, you will: Explore new products and applications that help make the world more secure from cyber threats Be exposed to effective technology risk management practices Learn to identify new and existing threats and determine methods for mitigating them Acquire foundational knowledge in building secure and defendable systems Build the skills needed to improve your marketability Analyze cybersecurity risks and apply real-world solutions Perform cybersecurity research and gain hands-on experience with security tools Why study cybersecurity at SHU? SHU's master's program is tailored to provide you with the fundamentals to be an effective cybersecurity professional. Learn from industry experts. Faculty of this program are industry professionals with more than 50 years of combined experience in cybersecurity. By sharing firsthand insight into the challenges associated with countering security vulnerabilities, they add a real-world dimension to the curriculum. Take classes with industry professionals and gain valuable networking opportunities. Have the opportunity to perform cybersecurity research and hands-on experience with security tools. Choose the format that works best for you At Sacred Heart, you can choose from three cybersecurity program options: Full-time master’s in cybersecurity program Part-time master’s in cybersecurity program Certificate program Position yourself for a high-paying career With the cybersecurity industry projected to reach $120.1 billion by 2017 (Source: MarketsandMarkets), cybersecurity specialists are well positioned to compete for these jobs with six-figure salaries: Data Security Analyst: $89K–$122K Network Security Administrator: $85K–$118K Network Architect: $95K–$137K Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–13 Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be recognized as having the specialized experience and knowledge necessary to secure enterprises and defend against cyber threats. With this field expected to continue to grow and evolve, earlier entry will provide greater opportunities for advancement. Course Requirements Prerequisite Courses CS 504 Intro to Programming Using Scripting CS 505/CS 339 Computer Networks Required Courses CS 604 Software Engineering CS 635 Digital Forensics CS 622 Network Security 1 CS 625 Cryptography CS 626 Intro to Cybersecurity CS 627 Systems Security CS 628 Security Management CS 641 Securing the Cloud OR CS 642 Securing the Client/Server CS 670 Research Project Seminar Electives - Choose three from: CS 629 Ethical Hacking CS 641 or CS 642 (whichever not taken as requirement) CS 636 Secure Program Techniques CS 637 Professional Responsibility CS 638 Concepts in Dynamic and Script Programming CS 639 Vulnerability Management [-]

Master of Science: Digital Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 USA Fairfield + 1 more

The Master of Science in Digital Marketing (MSDM) prepares students to meet the exponentially growing demand for job candidates skilled in the digital areas of marketing. The interdisciplinary program covers digital marketing strategies, tactics and tools based on a dual foundation of marketing strategy plus web development and design. [+]

The Master of Science in Digital Marketing (MSDM) prepares students to meet the exponentially growing demand for job candidates skilled in the digital areas of marketing. The interdisciplinary program covers digital marketing strategies, tactics and tools based on a dual foundation of marketing strategy plus web development and design. Students may also complete the 12-credit digital marketing certificate program which can be applied to the master's degree. Marketing Has Gone Digital. Have You? Digital Marketing student at Sacred Heart University Marketing has gone digital. By 2016, digital marketing spending is expected to climb to $77 billion and will represent 35 percent of all advertising spending.* Growth in the digital space is a trend that’s only gathering more steam. Many companies seek creatives with interactive expertise who can help build responsive websites and apps and develop or fine-tune digital strategies. Greater optimism about the overall business landscape has led to bigger marketing budgets. With more money available for new projects, particularly digital marketing initiatives, both full-time job seekers and freelancers in this space are finding career opportunities. According to The Creative Group’s Salary Survey report, the job outlook for digital marketing is positive with hiring rates and salary rates on the rise. *Source: Forrester Research Inc. A Closer Look at the Digital Marketing Degree Digital Marketing student at Sacred Heart UniversityOur graduate students in digital marketing are instructed by dedicated SHU faculty — leaders in their field who provide cutting-edge research to conferences and global publications — as well senior-level practitioners who bring their real-time experience into the classroom. Backed by this team of experts, students become proficient in the latest digital marketing techniques and apply these skills through high-profile, hands-on projects for real companies. For instance, a team of students recently assumed the role of PepsiCo’s brand management team to develop and execute new digital media campaigns. The Master of Science in Digital Marketing (MSDM) program at Sacred Heart is distinctively: Current: The MSDM degree makes use of the latest software and techniques and is taught by faculty and practitioners who are active in their fields. Thorough: The MSDM degree curriculum covers the many areas of digital marketing from developing a content strategy to lead generation to analytics and optimization. Flexible: The MSDM degree has built-in applied credits which students can customize depending on their particular career track within the broader area of digital marketing. Hands-on: All coursework within the MSDM degree is taught in practical manner using real-world examples and actual class “clients.” A Unique Digital Marketing Degree The 36-credit MSDM degree operates on a trimester schedule and can be completed in 15 months by attending class two nights a week. Or, for added flexibility, students may opt to attend one class per week over a longer period of time. Courses are offered weekday evenings at SHU's new, state-of-the art Stamford Graduate Center in Landmark Square. The 12-credit certificate in digital marketing is designed to enhance skills and introduce students to the digital marketing industry. All courses in the certificate can be applied towards the master's degree. Graduate students in digital marketing will: Develop and evaluate marketing plans that harness with power of digital media Use the wealth of data available to digital marketers to segment markets and position brands Use social media effectively to promote brands and engage customers Optimize web sites to maximize search-engine rankings Interpret click-through data to evaluate online advertising efforts Conveniently Located Close to NYC Classes are held in Stamford, Connecticut, in the heart of one of the largest business communities in the United States. Our ideal location, 60 minutes outside of New York City, successfully positions students around business leaders, countless advertising agencies, marketing research companies and leading multinational corporations. MSDM students are constantly exposed to several of the world’s leading executives to broaden and deepen their learning experiences through guest lectures and site visits. Admission Requirements Individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in any academic discipline from a regionally accredited college or university will be considered for admission to the MS program. The following documents must be submitted and will be considered when applying: Online Application Non-refundable application fee Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended. Sacred Heart University students and alumni may authorize the Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain their official SHU transcripts on their behalf. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for an authorization form. Written personal statement- a one-page statement describing your interest and qualifications for the program, as well as history of relevant business experience 2 Letters of recommendation Professional resume GMAT score - For applicants with 2 years or more of professional work experience, the minimum acceptable GMAT score is 400. For those applicants with less than 2 years of professional experience, the minimum acceptable score is 500. GMAT can be waived in lieu of relevant education and work experience. [-]

Master of Science: Finance and Investment Management

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA Fairfield

Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management (MSFIM) prepares students for rewarding careers in investment analysis, wealth management and portfolio management. [+]

SHU MSFIM Math/Finance Camp | August 22 - September 2, 2016 All incoming MSFIM students are recommended to attend our 2 week Math/Finance Camp in August before classes start for Fall 16. We offer WGB 603 as a pre-requisite during the regular Fall semester which covers similar material. The Math/Finance Camp is typically two weeks long (four days/week) and is held between August 22 and September 2, just before the start of the Fall semester. Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management (MSFIM) prepares students for rewarding careers in investment analysis, wealth management and portfolio management. Finance is evolving and an ever-greater emphasis is being placed on quantitative analysis. From asset valuation and product development to risk management, today’s finance professionals require advanced technical training. These enhanced quantitative requirements, in conjunction with changing financial laws and regulations, have increased the demand for candidates with cutting-edge knowledge of investment theory, mathematics, statistics and data-intensive analysis, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. The AACSB-accrediated Jack Welch College of Business offers the MSFIM to meet this rising demand. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Acquire an advanced understanding of investment management theory Master valuation, portfolio management and risk management techniques Learn how to develop client solutions to investment and risk management issues through case studies, internships, problem-based learning experiences and extensive interaction with practitioners Be prepared to sit for the rigorous Chartered Financial Analyst® examination and to obtain the Financial Risk Management certification. PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE: This rigorous program combines an in-depth study of quantitative techniques, finance theory and practice. Offering a high level of flexibility and a wide range of foundational and elective courses, the program allows students to tailor the MSFIM experience to their specific career goals. The MSFIM program emphasizes advanced quantitative techniques that extend far beyond those taught in a traditional MBA program — preparing students to pursue a CFA designation, if they so desire. PROGRAM DURATION The MSFIM operates on a trimester schedule, and full-time candidates will complete the program in 1.5 years. CAREER GUIDANCE In addition to the guidance you will receive from our WCOB faculty and alumni, you’ll benefit from the SHU’s Office of Career Development, our Welch network of industry leaders and our association with the local CFA Society. CLASS LOCATIONS Classes will be held in Fairfield, Connecticut. Our location, 60 minutes outside of New York City’s financial district, will successfully position students around business leaders, numerous investment banks and leading multinational corporations. CAREER OUTLOOK MSFIM graduates will be prepared to thrive in today’s global marketplace with careers as: asset, private or wealth equity manager chief investment officer commercial lending officer corporate finance officer equity strategist financial analyst financial risk manager hedge fund analyst investment banker investment operations analyst mutual fund manager portfolio manager DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The graduate MSFIM program is a 33-credit, full-time program integrating financial theory, investment analysis and tools of quantitative analysis. Students are expected to take nine credits per semester for three trimesters and six credits in the final trimester. TECHNOLOGY Each student within the program will be issued an iPad or equivalent device preloaded with key course content and software. BUILD YOUR RÉSUMÉ IN SHU'S TRADING LAB: MSFIM students have access to SHU’s state-of-the-art financial trading lab, which provides hands-on experience in a trading environment that has the same hardware, software and applications used by today’s financial managers. LEARN FROM EXPERT FACULTY: At SHU, you will learn from a faculty of distinguished scholars, award-winning teachers and industry veterans. From senior faculty members with superior achievements to promising junior professionals and aggressive industry practitioners, all are dedicated to the success of MSFIM students. GAIN VALUABLE INTERNSHIP AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: All MSFIM students are required to complete an internship or research lab experience. Students have access to internship opportunities in some of the world’s leading investment and financial companies and, in some cases, students will participate in cutting-edge research projects in our financial trading lab. ADMISSION INFORMATION: The following must be submitted and will be considered when applying: A complete application for graduate study: http://apply.sacredheart.edu Nonrefundable application fee Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended Personal statement addressing career goals and interest in the program Current résumé GMAT/GRE scores INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: TOEFL or IELTS score. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results are required from all applicants who completed their previous degrees in a country where English is not the official and spoken language. The TOEFL requirement is 80 and the IELTS requirement is 6.5. A copy of your passport, a sponsor letter and a bank letter will be required. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Student loans, deferred payment plans and a variety of other programs are available through the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 203-371-7980. [-]

Master of Science: Human Resource Management

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 15 - 24 months September 2017 USA Fairfield + 1 more

Sacred Heart University’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management (M.S. in HRM) helps professionals develop the advanced quantitative skills and real-world knowledge it takes to contribute at the highest levels. [+]

Get Acquainted with our M.S. in Human Resource Management: “Our people are our most valuable asset.” It’s a message heard loud and clear from the highest ranks of today’s leading organizations. For executive leaders, attracting and retaining top talent is contingent upon having a highly qualified and effective human resource manager in place. After all, the role of the HR leader is evolving into that of a tightly integrated business partner — someone who can build a strong talent pool that yields significant competitive advantage. "HR has just got to be as important as any other function in a company. In fact, why wouldn't HR be as important as finance? After all, if you managed a baseball team, would you listen more closely to the team accountant or the director of player personnel? Both the accountant and director of player personnel belong, alongside the CEO, at the table where decisions are made." - Jack Welch from "Winning" ‌Sacred Heart University’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management (M.S. in HRM) helps professionals develop the advanced quantitative skills and real-world knowledge it takes to contribute at the highest levels. Graduates are prepared for careers as HR managers and directors — high-growth positions that are projected to continue their upward climb.* *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition. Dig Deeper into the HRM Degree: The 33-credit part-time and 39-credit full-time M.S. in HRM operates on a trimester schedule, allowing students to graduate in less than two years. The part-time program is suited for human resource professionals seeking advancement, or for business managers who wish to move laterally into the HR field. The full-time program is suited for students who have an undergraduate degree in business, applied psychology, HR management or leadership and are interested in an advanced HR degree. Designed to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals, the program’s blended format combines online-centric study with in-person classes that meet every other Saturday. Alongside peers in your cohort, you will network, collaborate and gain valuable expertise from distinguished SHU faculty members, as well as senior-level HR executives who serve as guest lecturers. Understand the HRM Graduate Program Delivery Courses are taught in a blended format—part of the course is taught online with in-person classes every other Saturday at our Stamford, Conn. Graduate Center in Landmark Square from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Making use of online technology together with on-ground delivery will minimize travel requirements while bringing the students together. Furthermore, the master's program is built around a cohort of students admitted together each fall. This is intended to create a student support system and a future peer network. Students who are accepted after a cohort has started may take elective classes while awaiting the start of their cohort. Additionally, all students in the MS-HRM cohort are eligible to join the SHU SHRM student chapter if they are also full or student members of the National Chapter of SHRM. Go Forward with Human Resource Management: The traditional HR role has been redefined. Graduates of advanced HR degree programs go on to become trusted advisors, diplomatic leaders and strategic trailblazers who excel in today’s complex business environment. The M.S. in HRM is: Contemporary. Informed by the needs of progressive global organizations, the program prepares you to deftly manage people and processes within rapidly changing business, regulatory and social landscapes. In demand. A rigorous focus on metrics and finance develops critical thinkers who can creatively tackle diverse challenges and thrive on the cutting edge of the HR field. Connected. You will be part of a multifaceted learning environment, gaining valuable expertise from industry experts and forging important relationships with peers in your cohort. Convenient. Blended-format coursework combines the convenience of online learning with the personal attention and interaction of in-class learning at SHU’s Stamford Graduate Center. Accredited. The program is offered through SHU’s Jack Welch College of Business—one of only a select few elite business schools worldwide that are accredited by AACSB International. In addition, SHRM has announced that Sacred Heart University’s master’s degree in human resource management program successfully aligns with the SHRM Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Admissions Requirements The following documents must be submitted and will be considered when applying: Online Application Non-refundable application fee Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended. Sacred Heart University students and alumni may authorize the Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain their official SHU transcripts on their behalf Personal statement - a one-page statement describing career goals and reasons for interest in the program 2 Letters of recommendation Professional résumé [-]

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Master of Arts: Communication - Corp Comm & PR

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 48 weeks September 2017 USA Fairfield + 1 more

Designed by leaders in the field and members of our advisory board, MACOMM combines classroom learning with hands-on skill development and professional opportunities to prepare students for success in the ever-changing media environment. [+]

‌‌Become a Master Communicator Powerful stories need powerful storytellers. With concentrations in corporate communication and public relations (CCPR), broadcast and digital journalism (BDJ) and digital multimedia production (DMP) the master’s in communication (MACOMM) program at Sacred Heart University positions its students to stand out as innovative storytellers and content creators in today’s media industry. Corporate Communication & Public Relations Digital Multimedia Production Broadcast and Digital Journalism‌ Designed by leaders in the field and members of our advisory board, MACOMM combines classroom learning with hands-on skill development and professional opportunities to prepare students for success in the ever-changing media environment. The program is broken into six eight-week modules that offer students a personalized plan of study tailored to their interests and enabling them to master their craft while gaining industry experience. Full-time students finish in one year taking two classes per module while part-time students enroll in one class per module. In the MACOMM program, students focus on telling meaningful stories that resonate with their intended audiences through the study of public relations, corporate communication, journalism, and multimedia production. CCPR classes focus on the foundations of corporate branding, media relations, social media and event planning while DMJ and DMP classes focus on reporting, recording video and audio, editing, and producing. All MACOMM students learn to communicate effectively through a variety of media platforms, including video, television, social networks, podcasts, multimedia websites and other methods of traditional and online or mobile communication.‌ To prepare them for the demands of a digital workplace, MACOMM students are provided with state-of-the-art tools—a new MacBook Pro laptop fully loaded with the Adobe Creative Suite professional software and Final Cut Pro, which are theirs to keep when they graduate. Our ideal location, in Connecticut’s creative corridor and close to New York City, allows our experienced faculty to partner with industry leaders to provide students with workshops, internships and mentorships and networking opportunities before they graduate. Throughout the program, our students’ work is distributed, broadcast, and published through various media outlets. The MACOMM program culminates in a capstone portfolio, which showcases each student’s unique talents and abilities as storytellers and content creators. A MACOMM degree helps students stand out as passionate, innovative and creative communication professionals who are ready to meet the challenges of today’s media landscape. While exploring the program website provides you with a general overview of MACOMM, please learn more about us by attending one of SHU's graduate open house and information sessions. We also invite all prospective graduate students to tour our school and its facilities, or to meet with one of our program coordinators and faculty members. Please contact our graduate director, Dr. Jim Castonguay, at castonguayj@sacredheart.edu or 203-371-7755 Program Highlights Learning By Doing MACOMM students create real-world multimedia productions for actual organizations, businesses, publications or media outlets. This practical focus on hands-on learning with the latest technologies in a professional context, gives students the experience and portfolio they need to compete and excel in the ever-changing 21st century communications and media industries. Focus on Jobs and Latest Technologies The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupation Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition places jobs for communication and public relations specialists in its highest “much faster than average” growth category, projecting that employment opportunities will increase for communication specialists by 24 percent from 2008 to 2018. The New York Times has also reported on the “fundamental transformation” in the news industry toward “‘digital journalists’ who produce, record and edit much of their material.” The MACOMM degree program will supply the communications, public relations and news industries with its next generation of professional communicators in ways that only a media studies program with a strong digital multimedia production component like ours can. An Ideal Location Sacred Heart’s main campus is a short train ride (just 55 miles) from New York City, the media capital of the world, and is strategically positioned in the heart of suburban Fairfield County, home to the many major media companies and other businesses that make-up Connecticut’s “Gold Coast.” Internships and Mentorships MACOMM students complete 12 credits of internships and mentorships as part of a curricular strategy in which students are immersed in a professional setting in order to get advanced practical training and real world results. Examples of recent internships completed in the School of Communication and Media Arts include: 4th Row Films - 95.9 Fox Radio - ABC News – ABC Television - Ascom Hasler Mailing Systems - Bee Harris Productions - Celebrity Style, Inc. - Clear Channel Communications - Cox Radio - CBS - Comedy Central - Connecticut Post - Complete Graphix Inc. - Constitution Capital Corporation - Cox Radio Star 99 (WEZN-FM) - CNN en Español – CNN Medical News - Dateline NBC - DataViz, Inc. - Digital Photo IMA - DreamWorks Pictures - Extra! (Television Program) - Embassy Row Productions – ESPN - Fairfield County Magazine - Fairfield Minuteman - Flying Pictures Productions– WICZ FOX 40 News - FOX - FOX Sports World - GE Scholars Programs – GoldFinch Films - Griffin Integrated Communications - Harrington Talents - HBO - HBO Sports - HWH Public Relations - Winthrop School Lighthouse Program - KC101 Radio – KPI Television Productions - Lamar Outdoor Advertising – Late Night With Conan O’Brien - Late Show with David Letterman – Law & Order - Lifetime - Live with Regis and Kelly - Major Indoor Soccer League - Media Mania Summer Camp – Millenium Media Group - MTV Networks Communications Department -MTV Productions - MTV News - Muse Entertainment – National Geographic - NBC – NBC Sports - Niche Media - Nightline – New York Yankees - Noggin - Octagon Marketing - Outdoor Life Network - Pop Warner Football Camps – Polo Ralph Lauren – P.R.omotion! Marketing USA - Raytheon - Rogers & Cowan Advertising Agency - Roxy Night Club - Ryan Partnership - Satellite Music Group – Sesame Street - SHU Athletics - SHU Men's Basketball - SHU Women's Hockey - SHU Men's Football - Sony BMG Music Entertainment – Sesame Street - Soundkeeper Inc. – Teen Vogue Magazine - Titan TV Media - TriBeca Films – Vision Project Media - Waterbury Republican American Newspaper – Walt Disney World Resort - WHDH-TV 7 NBC - WNEW – WNYT News Channel 13 - WPLJ - WNYW Fox 5 - WSHU National Public Radio - WTNH-TV Channel 8 – WWE - Univision - Vogue Magazine - Zamar Outdoor Advertising Blended Courses and Flexible Scheduling MACOMM courses combine face-to-face classes with online sessions, allowing students to schedule their campus commitments around their work and family obligations. With rolling acceptance and convenient 8-week sessions scheduled year round, students can start when they want and finish when they can, building a professional portfolio along the way. Full-time students can complete the degree in one year taking two classes each semester. Professional Portfolios for the Digital Age Students graduate with a portfolio of digital multimedia materials that demonstrates to potential employers that MACOMM graduates are highly skilled communicators with advanced training in the latest media technologies. MACOMM students build their professional résumés as their work is distributed, broadcast and/or published through various media outlets while earning their degrees. Experienced Faculty with Industry Connections In addition to being established scholars and dedicated instructors, the MACOMM faculty is comprised of award-winning and working media professionals with experience in every sector of the communications and media industry, including film and television, public relations, corporate communications, journalism, publishing, web design and development and digital multimedia production. Integrated Laptop Program Full-time MACOMM graduate students will receive MacBook Pro laptops running the latest Apple and Adobe software, and their coursework will feature extensive work on these mobile multimedia production platforms, which have become the industry standard. Admission Requirements No previous media production experience or communications coursework is required to complete the MACOMM Program, and we encourage all motivated learners from any undergraduate major or career to apply. Accepted students will take an online pre-assessment survey and, if necessary, will attend the appropriate MACOMM training workshops to ensure their success in the program. The following documents must be submitted and will be considered when applying: Online Application $60 non-refundable application fee Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended. Sacred Heart University students and alumni may authorize the Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain their official SHU transcripts on their behalf Personal statement —a one-page statement describing career goals and reasons for interest in the program Two letters of recommendation Professional résumé [-]

Master of Arts: Teaching

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 USA Fairfield + 1 more

Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) Farrington College of Education offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for those who are certified teachers in Connecticut. Designed for the classroom teacher, the MAT builds skills in areas such as classroom instruction, curriculum development and classroom management. [+]

Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) Farrington College of Education offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for those who are certified teachers in Connecticut. Designed for the classroom teacher, the MAT builds skills in areas such as classroom instruction, curriculum development and classroom management. COURSE OF STUDY This master’s degree program requires completion of 33–36 credit hours of coursework. Courses may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Classes are scheduled during weekday evenings with some courses offered online. The program may be completed in 1.5 years of full-time study. Part-time students typically take 2 to 2.5 years of study to complete their course requirements. Those who received their initial teaching certificate through Sacred Heart University may receive credit for some coursework already completed. TEACHER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MAT candidates gain valuable experience in our tuition-paid, full-time internship program in which we partner with numerous school districts in the local area. Interns are placed in a school system for one year to serve as instructional assistants, while pursuing their graduate studies in evening classes. Students who complete the year-long internship will receive the equivalent of 30 credits of graduate tuition applied to their Sacred Heart University student account. FARRINGTON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION The Farrington College of Education at SHU engages in preparing men and women to live in and make their contributions to the human community through promoting a culture of excellence in a changing world. Long recognized as a leader in education, the Farrington College of Education addresses many of the critical needs in our nations schools. Engaged and knowledgeable faculty members help educators across the state hone their skills teaching elementary education and secondary subjects of mathematics, science, English, Spanish and social studies to a remarkably diverse student population. Professors are leaders in the creation of new schools such as the Discovery Magnet School and the Fairchild-Wheeler Intra-district High School, which provide cutting-edge curriculum in the STEM fields to students from Bridgeport and surrounding suburbs. Our programs in educational leadership prepare a network of administrators who are well placed throughout Connecticut. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS In order to complete an application for the MAT program, applicants are required to submit the following: Completed and signed application: http://apply.sacredheart.edu Nonrefundable application fee Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities you have attended. SHU students and alumni may authorize the Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain their official SHU transcripts on their behalf. Contact Graduate Admissions for an authorization form. Two letters of recommendation Résumé Signed applicant statement of understanding Copy of official current teacher certification Plan of study Proof of background check MAT applicants who are not certified to teach must meet additional admission requirements, including a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.67 (on a 4.0 scale), passing scores on the Praxis Core Exam test or an official waiver and submission of an essay explaining reasons for entering the MAT degree program. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Student loans, deferred payment plans and a variety of other programs are available through the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 203-371-7980. [-]

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