Graduate Academics

Our purpose: to transform your passion into impact

We support your ambition here in a way that smaller places can’t and larger places often don’t. We believe every one of our students has the power to achieve greatness. Across more than 30 graduate programs, we blend theory and practice with an emphasis on practice.

Through thousands of hands-on opportunities on campus and around the world, you’ll explore and deepen your passion, apply your knowledge, and gain adaptable, flexible skills that prepare you for a lifetime. We put you in direct contact with Fortune 500 companies, Big Four accounting firms, media giants, tech, engineering and aerospace giants, large hospitals, and a range of public and charter schools. No matter your profession, you will leave here extraordinarily well prepared and ready to make an impact.

Focus on the Professions

Practice-focused curriculum. Practice-ready graduates.

Our faculty members are experts in their fields. Their primary mission is not to publish or to conduct research, but to teach — to deliver the knowledge and skills the professions demand. Our market-tested curriculum delivers what employers are looking for today and what the leaders in those professions will need tomorrow. The opportunities we offer for hands-on learning, from clinics and internships to student-led service trips and student-organized conferences, introduce and cultivate the kinds of skills you will need for a long and successful career.

Bringing lessons to life

School of Business Dean Matthew O'Connor helps a student with a finance assignment.

Quinnipiac Online

Mazel Genfi at Student Center Mt.Carmel Campus. (Photograph by Rich Gilligan / for Quinnipiac University) Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
In paid media – 3 years license.

Your degree — your way and your time

An early pioneer of online education, Quinnipiac Online has been defining innovative, collaborative programs since 2001. Some examples: our master of instructional design from our School of Education and our doctor of nursing practice that offers tracks in anesthesia, care of populations and nursing leadership. Our online programs meet the needs of busy full-time and part-time professionals. They are career accelerants and game changers. 

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Quinnipiac University students Alissa Rocco (glasses) (left) and  Kristianna Giannico work with Mike Mingrone, of Milford, as part of the VISION clinic. Mingrone suffered a traumatic Brain Injury following a 2013 car crash. Rocco and Giannico are both in the third year of the graduate physical therapy program.
VISION, which stands for Volunteers in Service Impacting Our Neighborhoods, is a student-run, pro-bono clinic that operates on Tuesday nights at the North Haven campus. The clinic offers interprofessional rehabilitation to uninsured residents in the Greater New Haven who do not have access to physical and occupational therapy services. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipaic University)

A helping hand

Physical therapy students Alissa Rocco, left, and Kristianna Giannico work with patient Mike Mingrone at the VISION clinic, a weekly, student-run, pro-bono clinic on our North Haven Campus. The clinic offers interprofessional rehabilitation to uninsured residents in the community who don't have access to physical and occupational therapy services.

Graduate Student Life

Defining close-knit community

At Quinnipiac you’ll find yourself surrounded by hard-working, supportive peers who share your passion and will share in your success. You’ll build lifelong friendships, be part of a strong community and form the network that will frame your professional life.

Our student affairs administrators in our offices of Veterans Affairs and Career Development, for example, are dedicated to ensuring that you have the resources to help you succeed. You’ll find dozens of clubs to inspire you and deepen your interests, from professional organizations and academic journals to groups that organize community service and free health clinics. You’ll  learn from your classmates and be an integral part of their learning.

Faculty and student of the Quinnipiac Medical School interact with eachother on Friday, March 20, 2015. -Imgages by Johnathon Henninger

In it together

Our students are not just passionate about their studies — but also about succeeding together. Through a variety of internships, externships and service initiatives, our students collaborate in and out of the classroom.

World-Sized Classroom

Quinnipiac nursing students in Nicargua. May 2010.

Learning by doing

Nursing students treat a patient in Nicaragua.

Opportunity all over the map

We offer a world-sized education where the chance to learn and explore beyond the classroom is core to how we deliver academic innovation and a big part of what makes us different. Join a faculty-led international research trip or do community service down the road in New Haven. Organize and present at conferences in Nicaragua; attend a United Nations peace summit in Spain; help start a desperately needed occupational therapy degree program in Haiti. Spend your summer interning at Goldman Sachs. These are not vacations. The off-campus experience we offer is vital, deeply instructive and life-changing.

We applied concepts we learned in our classes to the realities of Peru. I learned so much about the challenges that arise when doing business in foreign countries.
Erika Edlund '15, MBA '16
Erika earned a BS in health science studies and an MBA in health care management in 2016 and spent her spring break in Peru.


Christine Kasinskas, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, teaches in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, on Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Mentors with a mission

Christine Kasinskas, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, works with students in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Innovators, problem-solvers, change agents — teachers

Our faculty members are seasoned professionals whose mission is to teach, mentor and assist you in going further than you ever thought possible. They bring a deep level of expertise and broad professional perspectives to their craft and are personally committed to your success.

At the end of the day

Students relax on the shores of Long Island Sound.

Living in New England

A location that is both powerful and beautiful

Quinnipiac’s three scenic campuses, located in the southern Connecticut towns of Hamden and North Haven, offer a small-town feel and a classic New England backdrop of seasonal color, mountains and the nearby beaches of Long Island Sound. At the same time, we’re surrounded by Zagat-rated restaurants, museums and art galleries. And our location in the power corridor between Boston and New York gives our students the kind of access to cutting-edge industry that few university students get anywhere else. 

Campus and Facilities

Our world-class facilities mirror the professional worlds we prepare you to join

Here, you will work in teams in high-tech classrooms, practice exams in modern simulation labs, take MRI images in state-of-the-industry radiology suites, and argue cases in a courtroom complete with a judge’s chambers and jury deliberation room.

Our campus extends to the hundreds of learning sites provided by our partners: hospitals, corporate offices, schools, newsrooms and research labs. Few places in the country put you into the professional settings we do. We prepare you — uniquely — to begin making an impact on Day 1 of your professional career.

School of Communications. Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
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Reporting the world

The latest technology is at the fingertips of our School of Communications students in our News Technology Center.