Online Graduate Programs
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The online graduate programs offered by Quinnipiac University are designed to help you evolve your career – whether your goal is to strengthen your industry, take on a leadership role, develop a particular expertise or simply improve your on-the-job performance. Tap into the most supportive educational community online, and get the tools you need to take your career to the next level.
School of Business
The business world is changing at an unprecedented pace. Our acclaimed, 46-credit MBA degree program prepares you to lead in this dynamic field by combining fundamental theories with invaluable interpersonal and professional skills. MBA students have the option of choosing a finance track, health care management track, or supply chain management track for a more focused experience.
Big data becomes more manageable with this specialized, 33-credit program, designed for students and professionals who seek leadership positions that require a deep understanding of sophisticated analytics. In today's evolving business world, mastery of these quantitative skills – and the ability to apply them to the most difficult challenges – is in high demand.
The word "leader" is freely tossed around, but there are few people who rise to the challenge and become true, effective leaders in their organizations. Our graduate-level organizational leadership program places an emphasis on the self-awareness and understanding of others necessary to become a good leader, and then focuses on ethics, communication and strategic thinking and analysis. Students in this program may choose one of four professional focus tracks: health care management, human resource leadership, public service/nonprofit leadership, or strategic leadership.
School of Communications
In the digital world, change occurs at an extraordinary pace, more than in any other industry. The MS in interactive media helps professionals prepare for those changes by creating innovative thinkers and teaching emerging technological skills that students can immediately implement on the job. Students have the option to pursue a media design concentration, social media concentration, user experience design concentration or their own custom concentration.
As the role of public relations professionals continues to expand, there is a growing need for PR experts who can build, strengthen, and maintain a strong relationship between client and consumer. The online MS in public relations program at Quinnipiac prepares students with the advanced skills needed to successfully function as a manager within the field.
School of Education
With so many new digital tools, materials for learning can be more effective than ever. Our master's program in instructional design gives you the opportunity to make a real impact on the learning process – in schools, universities, other nonprofit organizations, or business settings– by teaching you how to apply what we know about how people learn to the design of educational materials using cutting-edge technology. Students may customize their own program or choose one of the following specializations: design and development of online learning, technology for the K-12 classroom or instructional design for corporate or nonprofit environments.
There is a growing demand for educators and professionals who possess the necessary skill set to foster an inclusive learning environment and help all students succeed. The 30-credit MS in Special Education provides graduates with a deeper understanding of the laws governing special education and the skills to create a safe and effective learning environment. Current teachers may elect to seek a cross-endorsement in special education, but students are not required to be teachers to earn the degree.
The MS in teacher leadership program is ideal for teachers who are ready to evolve into leaders. The program prepares teacher leaders by focusing on the skills necessary to positively transform school culture, embrace diversity in the classroom, and improve both school and student outcomes. Objectives of the program are aligned with the standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council. Students in this program may choose one of three areas of specialization: literacy leadership, mathematics leadership or program improvement leadership.
School of Nursing
As health care continues to evolve, expectations for nurses go far beyond patient care. The 32-credit MS in nursing in operational leadership may be completed entirely online and prepares practicing nurses with advanced skills in organizational dynamics, patient safety and leadership to fill the need for dynamic professionals at the point of care – all while embracing the culture of compassion that the profession embodies.
For working RNs with an interest in a leadership or care coordination position, Quinnipiac University offers an RN to MSN in Operational Leadership program that may be completed entirely online. This program is ideal for working nurses who are looking to fast track their education and begin applying for jobs. Students in this program will earn their BSN in as little as one year before continuing on to earn their MSN in as little as one additional year.