Expertise matters. So does your network. Earn an online degree that builds both.

With state-of-the-art tech, an unmatched alumni network, and faculty and staff who strive to meet learners where they are, Fairfield University makes studying online all about connection and flexibility.

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Online Graduate Programs

Earn a full master’s, or start with a certificate, and build the expertise you need to advance.

Take a class one day, and use what you learn the next. In these graduate programs, you’ll prepare for some of the most in-demand career paths while learning from top faculty in their fields—and do it on your timeline.

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Online Business Analytics Programs

Learn to design systems and derive insights that solve business problems.

Build in-demand skills in our innovative master’s and certificate programs—offered through our AACSB-accredited and nationally ranked Dolan School of Business. You’ll learn fully online, get support from expert faculty, and connect to top employers along the way, all of which help our students experience a 100% employment rate after graduation.

Courses emphasize hands-on experiences—focusing on Python, R, Tableau, machine learning and business forecasting to develop competitive skills. You’ll study using industry-standard tools from anywhere in the world.

  • GMAT or GRE waivers are available for qualified applicants
  • Start with a graduate certificate and apply it to your master’s degree
  • Complete your master’s in as little as 1 year (4 months for a certificate)
  • Elective courses allow you to specialize in AI, Healthcare, Marketing Analytics, Accounting, Quantitative Finance, and Financial Planning and Analysis
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Online MA in Communication

Advance your career with timeless and in-demand communication skills

Strong communication skills continue to be sought-after by employers across all industries to reach key audiences, align internal stakeholders, and stand out in the marketplace. Whether you’re looking to advance in your current position or change careers, Fairfield University’s Master of Arts in Communication program will prepare you for a wide array of careers, including organizational communication, public relations, and health communication.

Collaborating closely with industry experts, you will gain a thorough understanding of communication theory—including how to conduct and apply research—to gain a complete understanding of the role of communication in personal relationships, large organizations, and society as a whole. The Master’s in Communication degree will give you the lifelong communication skills you need to become a leader in your organization.

  • 100% online classes
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Customizable program through elective course offerings and a non-thesis program option
  • 12 credit Health Communication Certificate, applied at any time toward the Communication Masters
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Online Cybersecurity Programs

Detect and resolve real data security threats.

Earn either a full master’s or a graduate certificate in Cybersecurity and gain the hands-on skills you need in essential topics like network security and hacking. At Fairfield, you’ll learn from experts and prepare for industry certifications along the way.

Our state-of-the-art, fully remote lab and test servers attract real-world cyber threats for students to investigate and resolve. Your capstone project is a culminating experience that will challenge you to directly apply all you’ve learned to a real-world professional situation.

  • Start with a certificate and apply it to your master’s degree
  • Complete your master’s in 12, 16, or 24 months (or a certificate in as little as 4 months)
  • Elective courses to help you specialize in technology or management
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
  • Curriculum prepares students for the following certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker v10, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Digital Forensic Examiner
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Online Educational Technology Programs

Gain technology skills to drive success in digital age classrooms.

Education takes a different shape when leveraging technology. It can enhance in-person learning and bring classrooms to life virtually—whether it’s applied in K-12 education or in adult learning, workforce training or other instructional design environments.

Through our suite of 100% online educational technology programs, you’ll examine the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of technology-embedded learning and prepare for career advancement as an educator or workforce leader. We offer:

  • MA, Educational Technology
  • MA, Educational Technology, with School Library Specialization (can be leveraged for cross-endorsement for certified teachers)
  • Sixth-Year Certificate (SYC) in Educational Technology (for those who already hold a master’s)
  • 12-credit certificates in Leadership in Educational Technology, Classroom Technology Integration, and Learning Design and Technology

The MA program, cross-endorsement program, and Classroom Technology Integration certificate program have been rigorously reviewed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which means graduates of these programs will be prepared for ISTE certification.

  • Start with a 12-credit certificate and apply it to your master’s degree or SYC (varies by certificate)
  • Open to both educators and non-educators
  • No GRE required for admission
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Online MS, Healthcare Administration

The best of healthcare and business insights—combined.

Gain the broad knowledge healthcare leaders need to make strategic decisions and help lead healthcare toward better outcomes.

In this cutting-edge MHA degree program, you’ll study topics like economics, accounting, healthcare policy, and technology. You’ll also complete a practicum and capstone experience that allows you to work in the field and solve real-world problems.

  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Flexible online classes, with a practicum experience close to you
  • Expert faculty from nationally ranked healthcare and business schools
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
  • Qualify for the MHA Achievement Scholarship and receive $1,000 toward your first semester and $500 toward each subsequent semester 
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Online MA Interior Design Program

Fulfill your passion for interior design with a prestigious online graduate degree from Fairfield.

Gain a holistic understanding of interior design history, principles, and best practices and begin or elevate your career in the design field.

Fairfield University's Master of Arts in Interior Design program will prepare you to restore classic homes and create modern spaces, transforming abstract concepts into actual structures. You’ll engage through close online collaboration with industry experts who will guide you in assembling a diverse portfolio of interior design work. Learn to blend form with function as you earn a highly respected graduate degree, online and on your schedule. Fairfield students also have the option to start with a Residential Certificate (31 credits) or a Professional Certificate (43 credits) and seamlessly transition into the Master’s program at any time.

Classes fill quickly! Apply by November 15th for priority consideration for spring 2023 admission.

  • Open to students with a bachelor's in any discipline
  • Take classes part-time, 100% online
  • Build credibility by becoming a student member of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • Qualify to become NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification) certified
  • Learn from faculty with industry experience while growing your network
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Online Marketing Analytics and Strategy Programs

Learn to use data to identify challenges and strategic opportunities

Advance your career—or transition into a new career in marketing—by gaining a deep understanding of analytics and how to apply data to strategic decision making. These skills are critical for today’s businesses, and at Fairfield you can build them while studying in a flexible format that fits your life.

In our online STEM-designated master’s program, you’ll learn to use market data, digital marketing tools, and advanced statistical analyses to make more informed decisions. Our expert faculty bring the real-world into the classroom with a culminating capstone project that allows you to apply what you’ve learned to solve marketing challenges for a real business.

  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Start with a certificate and apply it to your master’s degree
  • Complete your masters in as little as 1 year (9 months for a certificate)
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
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Online Master of Business Administration

Expand your career possibilities with your MBA degree.

Go beyond the curriculum with an MBA degree from Fairfield University. Our MBA program is meant to help you develop broad and strategic perspectives across multiple business functions, such as accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and analytics. This gives you the opportunity to concentrate and customize your MBA degree to best fit your career goals.

With no requirements on campus, you will follow a structured MBA experience paired with the flexibility online has to offer. Balance your full-time job with life and your education while receiving one of the most impressive MBAs in the U.S. With the online MBA program, you can choose from four concentrations: analytics, finance, marketing, or cybersecurity.

  • World-renowned faculty dedicated to your success. 
  • 99% job placement rate for MBA graduates. 
  • Unparalleled leadership coaching to prepare you for their next phase of professional growth.  
  • AACSB accreditation; ranked by U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools: #19 in Accounting, #18 in Marketing, #19 for Finance, and #21 for Business Analytics.
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Online Master's in Public Administration

Advance your administrative expertise to further your organization’s mission

Prepare to do more within the operational side of running your organization by gaining valuable expertise in fiscal management, grant writing, human resources, data analysis, and project management. This master’s program is designed to develop emerging leaders in the nonprofit and governmental sectors, as well as those in fields such as healthcare or emergency management. You’ll consult with our program director, selecting courses tailored to your personal academic and professional goals. Students also can start with the Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate (12 credits) and seamlessly transition into the master’s program at any time. Take the next step in becoming the leader your organization needs

  • 100% online classes
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Can start with a 12-credit certificate, applied at any time toward the MPA
  • 36 credits
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Online Master of Public Health

Build your career in public health leadership.

Whether you already have a background in public health, healthcare, or nursing, or you’re looking to reroute your career path into a highly rewarding, interdisciplinary field, our online Master of Public Health program is your path forward to a wide variety of positions and future outcomes.  

Rooted in science and social justice, a master’s in public health will lead you to one of many careers that are prevention-oriented, multi-disciplinary, and promote conditions to protect and improve the health of people and communities. 

Fairfield University’s master of public health online program is designed to meet criteria for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

  • Expert faculty with a wide range of professional healthcare and public health experience
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
  • Flexible online classes, with field experience or internship wherever you are
  • Qualify for the MPH Achievement Scholarship and receive $1,000 toward your first semester and $500 toward each subsequent semester
  • No GMAT or GRE required

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Our alumni network is second to none — and you’ll experience it fully during your time at Fairfield. You’ll connect to professionals in your field through events, info sessions, and in-classroom discussions that create impactful growth opportunities.

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We view success as a professional — and personal — pursuit.

Success only counts if it’s achieved conscientiously. That’s why we emphasize both relevant skills and ethical decision-making in every program — so you’ll learn to balance profitability, sustainability, and social responsibility as you grow in your career.

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We challenge students but flex when they need us to.

Building skills can mean intense study sessions and pushing new limits. But if life gets in the way, we’ll understand. At Fairfield, you’ll know your professors and academic advisors well enough to reach out and have a real conversation about what you need to be successful.

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When I started my master’s at Fairfield, I think the people I met really made the program. These were people who worked during the day and are really up to speed on the current trends. It made the program very interactive; it made the program very relevant and timely when it came to real-world events.

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