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.

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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Digital Media Degree Opens Doors

Magdalena Owczarska, MS in Interactive Media and Communictions ‘17.

Magdalena is a graduate of Quinnipiac University’s MS in Interactive Media and Communications with a concentration in user experience design. In this program, she not only “gained insight related to theories, principles, and strategies in the field,” but immediately applied what she learned in her digital media degree to her work.

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31 Tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Use cybersecurity tips to protect your personal data.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and the perfect time to implement some basic practices that we should each be taking to safeguard our privacy and valuable digital assets. To help us celebrate safely, Quinnipiac University’s Fred Scholl has developed this helpful list of 31 practical tips everyone can use to #BeCyberSmart in our personal and business lives.

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Will My College Credits Transfer Into a Bachelor’s Degree?

Man speaks with an admissions counselor to talk about transferring his credits into a bachelor's program.

If you have college credits from prior coursework, you may be wondering if your credits will transfer into a bachelor’s degree completion program. Each university has its own requirements for admission and for accepting transfer credits. Once the university completes a transcript evaluation, you will have a personalized pathway to complete your bachelor’s degree. So, where do you start?

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