QU Online Blog

The QU Online Blog was created for distance learners to cover topics related to online education, professional development and industry trends. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting a career path, this blog is designed to be a valuable resource for your educational journey.

Quinnipiac University Ranked Top Ten Military® Friendly School 2020-2021

Quinnipiac University Ranked Top Ten Military® Friendly School 2020-2021

Quinnipiac University has been designated Top Ten Military® Friendly School 2020-2021. VIQTORY considers many factors when calculating their rankings including, “retention, graduation, [and] job placement." Read more about this prestigious honor.

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Inspired Teacher Reshapes Math Class with an MS in Special Education

Inspired Teacher Reshapes Math Class with an MS in Special Education

Kevin asks his fifth and sixth grade math students to constantly improve on what they already know and more importantly, to believe in themselves. He is not shy on taking his own advice. He recently completed Quinnipiac University’s online MS in Special Education so that he can better serve every student.

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No Challenge Too Big for Health Science Studies Graduate

No Challenge Too Big for Health Science Studies Graduate

Sophie made the difficult but necessary decision to return home from college after her sophomore year due to medical issues. At the time, she was devastated to leave her friends, her studies and the campus. Over the next two years, she focused on her health. Sophie is open about her mental illness, visual impairments, a learning disability as well as her physical, chronic illness. She feels deeply about making this public so that she may be a symbol for others who face their own set of challenges.

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CISSP vs Master's: How to Advance Your Cybersecurity Career

CISSP vs Master's: How to Advance Your Cybersecurity Career

Students often ask if they should pursue an MS in Cybersecurity degree or a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. My answer is: “It depends”. In this post I want to analyze the factors that might lead you to choose one or the other, or both options.

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Quinnipiac University Ranks Among Best Online Public Relations Programs in 2020

Quinnipiac University ranked among the best online public relations programs in 2020 by Intelligent.com.

Quinnipiac University is recognized by Intelligent.com in their survey, Top 20 Online Public Relations Graduate Programs. Quinnipiac’s online MS in Public Relations was ranked No. 13 in the country. Quinnipiac also received the distinction of Best Private University offering this degree.

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Instructional Design Degree Advances Career

Viki Suslovic, MS in Instructional Design '19, Quinnipiac University.

After a decade of supporting instructional designers on e-learning projects, Viki wanted to focus her attention on the theory of instructional design. Her graphic design degree and work experience prepared her to build instructionally sound and visually engaging lessons. Although the creative side still appealed to her, Viki wanted more decision-making power and decided that a Master’s in Instructional Design would give her the foundation she needed to advance her career.

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School of Health Sciences Prepares Graduate for Future Role in Nursing

Kendall Cote, BS in Health Science Studies '18

Kendall currently works as an ophthalmic technician and planned on applying to optometry school after she graduated with her BS in Health Science Studies. Her plans changed. She took a year off after she graduated and is now applying to nursing school. Without the health science studies program, Kendall says that she would not have had the flexibility, support and direction she needed to make such big life decisions.

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Quinnipiac University School of Education Ranked Among Best Online Graduate Programs in 2020

Quinnipiac University School of Education

The Quinnipiac University School of Education was ranked among the U.S. News & World Report survey of its Best Online Graduate Education Programs. This survey recognizes the online MS in Teacher Leadership, MS in Instructional Design and MS in Special Education programs among the top online master's in education in the country.

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Quinnipiac University School of Business Ranked Among Best Online Business Programs

Quinnipiac University School of Business

The Quinnipiac University School of Business has once again been ranked among the best online business programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2020. These rankings, which were released today, recognize the school's online MBA, MS in Business Analytics and MS in Organizational Leadership programs.

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Health Science Studies Graduate Triumphs in the Face of Adversity

Vanessa Guzzardi, Health Science Studies '19, in Guatemala with her children

Vanessa Guzzardi, ’19, a graduate of Quinnipiac University’s online BS in Health Science Studies program, was recently inducted into the School of Health Science National Honor Society, Alpha Eta, a distinguished honor. Vanessa’s impact in the health science studies program is lasting. In turn, her classmates, professors and curriculum have had an ever-changing effect on her and the work she does.

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