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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Business Administration (MBA)

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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Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate)

Advance your knowledge of business analytics and gain more technical skills.

The Graduate Business Analytics Certificate is designed for graduates of the Business Intelligence Certificate program or students with an extensive analytics background. In this 12-credit certificate program, you will master the technical concepts of business analytics, predictive analytics, database systems for business analytics, and data mining. You will also build competitive skills in Python, machine learning, and business forecasting.

Stackable with the graduate business intelligence certificate, credits earned can be used toward the Fairfield Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) or MBA.

  • Fairfield Dolan is ranked #21 by U.S. News and World Report Best Grad Schools for business analytics
  • A 12-credit program designed to be completed within three years
  • This certificate can be laddered into the MSBA or MBA
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Business Analytics (MSBA)

Harness the power of data and become a coveted business analytics expert.

In this top-ranked master’s in business analytics program, you’ll take a deep dive into building data connections and reports, analyzing probability, and providing insights to drive business forward. You’ll also acquire the industry-relevant experience and hands-on training needed for a highly technical, proactive career in business analytics.

Tailor your area of technical expertise when you choose one of five specialties within our MSBA program: artificial intelligence, healthcare, financial planning and analytics, marketing analytics, and quantitative finance — and accounting for those with an accounting BS or the equivalent.

  • 99% job placement rate for MSBA graduates 
  • Ranked #17 Best Value for Money in the U.S. by QS Business Master’s Rankings 
  • Ranked #21 Graduate Business Analytics Programs by U.S. News & World Report 
  • AACSB accredited — earned by only the top 5% of business schools internationally 
  • A flexible, STEM-designated program 
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Business Intelligence (Graduate Certificate)

Discover new skills in business analytics and strengthen your career.

Learn how to utilize systems and derive insights that solve business problems with a certificate through our AACSB-accredited Dolan School of Business. The Graduate Business Intelligence Certificate is for students without a formal analytics background. Explore the foundations and core concepts of business intelligence.

Stackable with the graduate business analytics certificate, credits earned can be used toward the Fairfield Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) or MBA.

  • A 12-credit program designed to be completed within three years
  • This certificate can be laddered into the MSBA or MBA
  • World-renowned faculty dedicated to your success
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Classroom Technology Integration (Graduate Certificate)

Enhance your students’ educational experiences through classroom technology integration.

Designed to provide educators with a hands-on overview of the technology that powers 21st-century learning, this online program will help you develop a foundational understanding of technology integration in the classroom and how to apply it effectively. Learn methods to research available technologies and integrate them into the modern classroom.

  • Opportunity exists to pursue ISTE certification upon completing the program
  • 100% online
  • Complete your certificate in as little as 8 months
  • •12 credits can be applied toward an MA in educational technology
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Communication (MA)

Advance your career with timeless and in-demand communication skills.

Strong communication skills continue to be sought after by employers across all industries as they strive 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 opportunities, 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 large organizations, personal relationships, and society as a whole. The master’s in Communication will give you the lifelong communication skills you need to become a leader in your organization and beyond.

  • Customize your program through elective course offerings and a non-thesis program option
  • 100% online classes
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
  • 12-credit Health Communication Certificate can be applied toward the Communication Masters
  • No GMAT or GRE required
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Cybersecurity (Graduate Certificate)

Learn to outthink online hackers as a cybersecurity expert.

Designed for professionals seeking knowledge of how to anticipate and prevent attacks on sensitive data, our cybersecurity program teaches students to take on the mindset of a hacker so they can stay a step ahead in maintaining secure systems. Using our remote cybersecurity lab, students work to resolve real threats affecting organizations. You’ll gain knowledge of information security controls, as well as network and cloud security. Deepen your understanding of the cybersecurity landscape—and gain hands-on experience that’s directly applicable to the workforce.

  • 100% online
  • Set yourself up to earn these industry certifications: CEH, CISM, and CDFE
  • Complete your certificate in as little as 8 months
  • Apply your 12 credits directly toward a master’s in cybersecurity without repeating any courses
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Cybersecurity (MS)

Detect and resolve real data security threats.

Earn a master’s in Cybersecurity and gain the hands-on skills you need for network security and cyber threat mitigation. 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 will challenge you to directly apply all you’ve learned to a real-world professional situation—expanding your portfolio even before you graduate.

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

Gain technology skills to drive success in digital age classrooms.

Education takes a different shape when leveraging technology. When properly applied, technology can enhance in-person learning and bring classrooms to life virtually—whether 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
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Educational Technology Sixth Year (Graduate Certificate)

Modernize education as an agent of change in optimizing learning environments.

Designed for students who’ve already earned their master’s in education technology, this graduate program will further prepare you to emerge as a tech leader in education. You’ll gain advanced expertise in designing online instruction, as well as creating and curating digital content. Learn to impact student outcomes by leveraging technology to design modern learning environments for today’s students.

  • Opportunity exists to pursue ISTE certification upon completing the program
  • 100% online
  • 12 credits can be applied toward an MA in educational technology
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Health Communication (Graduate Certificate)

Become a communication leader who moves the needle in healthcare.

Designed for professionals in healthcare, this program teaches graduate students the communication expertise today’s healthcare organizations demand. You’ll gain skills in sharing information with medical teams, peers, and administrators, as well as patients and their families, as you learn to develop communication strategies that can lead to improved organizational and clinical healthcare outcomes.

  • 100% online format
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Apply these 12 credits toward a master’s in communication
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
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Healthcare Administration (MS)

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 economics, accounting, healthcare policy, and technology. Even students who enter our program without previous healthcare experience will emerge with the ability to lead an outcome-based practice that better serves patients. You’ll also complete a practicum or capstone experience (or both) that allows you to work in the field and solve real-world problems.

  • Expert faculty from nationally ranked healthcare and business schools
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
  • Flexible online classes, with in-person clinicals close to you
  • No GMAT or GRE required
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Interior Design (MA)

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 as you 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 in 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.

  • 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
  • Start with a Residential Certificate (31 credits) or a Professional Certificate (43 credits) and seamlessly transition into the master’s program at any time.
  • Open to students with a bachelor's in any discipline
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Interior Design Professional (Graduate Certificate)

Build your portfolio with hands-on guidance from industry experts.

Created for students seeking a career designing commercial spaces or who want to take on more complex projects, this online graduate program will allow you to build your portfolio while you grow your interior design expertise. Taught by design industry experts, you will develop technical abilities such as drafting architectural drawings as well as soft skills like delivering persuasive presentations to clients. Launch your interior design career here.

  • 100% online with courses held in real time to allow for collaborative learning
  • Build credibility by becoming an allied member of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • 43 credits can be applied toward a master’s in interior design
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Interior Design Residential (Graduate Certificate)

Fulfill your passion for interior design — make it your career.

Created for students either already in the design industry or seeking to launch a new career designing homes, this graduate program offers the best practices and principles of the design industry. Guided by industry experts still active in the field, your coursework will become your growing portfolio—allowing you to hit the ground running in serving current and future homeowners. Your clients are waiting—help transform their spaces by growing your natural design talent.

  • 100% online with courses held in real time to allow for collaborative learning
  • Build credibility by becoming a student member of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • 31 credits can be applied toward a master’s in interior design
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Leadership in Educational Technology (Graduate Certificate)

Drive technology innovation as an institutional leader.

Designed for education leaders seeking management expertise with a digital-first mindset, our program helps you leverage the expansion of classroom devices, mobile education apps, and other modern tools that infuse technology into every aspect of a student’s education. You’ll learn to establish supportive learning environments, empower other teachers to champion 21st-century learning experiences, and manage an integrated technology ecosystem.

  • Prepares students to pass the Consortium for School Networking (COSN) exam to become a certified education technology leader
  • 100% online
  • Complete your certificate in as little as 8 months
  • 12 credits can be applied toward an MA in educational technology
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Learning Design & Technology (Graduate Certificate)

Translate your digital-first teaching approach to professional settings.

Designed for educational professionals in both corporate and traditional school settings, our instructional design program prepares students to create effective, technology-driven learning environments that meet the needs of diverse populations. In this program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of instructional design and how to effectively deliver technology-based courses—including strategies for applying digital technologies, best practices for online instruction, and how to tailor programs for different settings.

  • 100% online
  • Complete your certificate in as little as 8 months
  • 12 credits can be applied toward an MA in educational technology
  • The School of Education and Human Development is accredited by CAEP
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Marketing Analytics & Strategy (Graduate Certificate)

Increase your analytics skills to improve your marketing impact.

Earn a competitive advantage by mastering the use of data and analytics to inform strategic marketing decisions. Learn from industry experts and get hands-on experience using the latest software tools and methodologies. Tailor your elective courses to fit your goals, with options to earn Google Analytics certification or develop expertise in programming languages like Python.
  • A 12-credit program designed to be completed within 1 year
  • AACSB accredited – earned by only the top 5% of business schools internationally
  • Credits can be applied towards a master’s in marketing analytics and strategy degree
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Marketing Analytics & Strategy (MAS)

Develop advanced analytical skills to solve today’s business challenges.

Gain the skills necessary to become an expert in the field of research-based data analysis. Our industry partnerships and experiential learning projects provide you with opportunities to use real-world business data with the latest digital, visual, and analytical tools.

Designed for working professionals or recent graduates, our STEM-designated program allows flexibility with an online or hybrid format – both delivered by our expert faculty.

  • AACSB accredited – earned by only the top 5% of business schools internationally
  • Ranked #18 Graduate Marketing Programs by U.S. News and World Report
  • 100% of graduates are employed within three months of graduating
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Nonprofit Management (Graduate Certificate)

Enhance your leadership skills to expand your impact.

Designed for professionals who are interested or already working in the non-profit sector, this program gives students the practical skills needed to effectively manage an impactful and financially stable nonprofit organization. You’ll gain expertise on the foundations of public administration in a non-profit environment, including skills such as grant writing, project management, fundraising, and budget planning. Amplify your organization’s mission as you learn to effectively strengthen its performance and long-term stability.

  • 100% online
  • Open to students with a bachelor’s in any discipline
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Complete your certificate in as little as 8 months
  • 12 credits can be applied toward a master’s in public administration (MPA)
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Public Administration (MPA)

Develop ethical leadership for nonprofit and government service.

Put your mission-driven passion to work by gaining the leadership skills and business expertise needed to drive change in the nonprofit sector, or in civil service as a government official. Develop hands-on experience from industry leaders in fiscal management, grant writing, budget planning, human resources, fundraising, project management, and data analysis.

You’ll engage in reflective, meaningful conversations with classmates and faculty on pressing social and ethical issues, along with constructive dialogue on workplace and professional issues. Our MPA program prepares you as an administrative leader capable of being the driving force in guiding organizations serving the public good.

  • Start with a graduate certificate and apply it to your master’s degree
  • Complete your master’s in as little as 2 years
  • GMAT or GRE waivers are available for qualified applicants
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Public Health (MPH)

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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