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.

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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Students and Faculty Benefit from Teacher Leadership

Steve Bainer, MSTL '19, and his daughter.

Steve Bainer is a passionate social studies teacher and coach at Derby High School who has so much to offer his students while advocating for teachers. The master's in teacher leadership program at Quinnipiac University taught him how to articulate his ideas for school improvement. His main goal is to provide a safe, challenging and rewarding experience giving students a strong foundation in academics and life lessons.

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Developing the Art of Servant Leadership

Glen Taylor, MS in Organizational Leadership 2009 graduate.

For Glen Taylor, realizing his passion for servant leadership came years after he earned his graduate degree in organizational leadership at Quinnipiac University. Thinking back on his life, he began to weave common threads together and recognized that he has been getting ready for his executive leadership role his entire life.

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Developing Effective Leadership Skills

Jonathan B., MS in Organizational Leadership 2013 graduate.

Jon credits Quinnipiac University’s MS in Organizational Leadership program for accelerating his career by teaching him how to be a more effective leader. As Jon progressed through the MS in Organizational Leadership program, he applied characteristics of leading effectively that he learned in his courses.

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