Quinnipiac advances to doctoral category in new Carnegie Classification

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Our North Haven Campus is home to our graduate programs in education, health sciences, law, medicine, and nursing and the master of social work program. The 5 professional schools are located in adjoining buildings that facilitate interdisciplinary learning.


uinnipiac has been elevated to the doctoral/professional university category by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning. With this new classification, Quinnipiac advances from the master's category to join some of the leading universities in the United States.

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The new, more prestigious classification recognizes Quinnipiac for its continued commitment to high-quality academics among universities that offer professional and doctoral degrees at the graduate level. It’s another step in the university's journey to continue to advance its innovative academics and grow the university of the future, preparing students for the careers of the 21st Century.

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Prepared to shape the legal field

Our School of Law combines strong academics with an extraordinary selection of hands-on experiences that make the learning come to life.

The Carnegie Classification has been a leading independent framework for evaluating, classifying and differentiating higher education institutions for more than 40 years. It is the cornerstone for research, policy analysis and many college rankings — including U.S. News & World Report.

Quinnipiac offers more than 100 doctoral, graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs — as well as industry-leading dual-degree programs that enable students to seamlessly transition from undergraduate to graduate study.

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Through innovative academics, an emphasis on the professions, and a unique model for experiential learning, Quinnipiac creates extraordinarily well-prepared professionals from its 8 professional schools and a college of arts and sciences who enjoy bold and exciting careers.

The success of Quinnipiac’s graduates demonstrate the success of the university. More than 97% of Quinnipiac alumni were employed or in advanced education programs within 6 months of graduation. It's one of the many reasons The Economist and The Brookings Institution named Quinnipiac among the top 13% of all four-year schools nationally for value of education.

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Where tradition meets innovation

Quinnipiac blends traditional and hands-on learning, a low student-to-faculty ratio, unique global solidarity and study abroad programs, and innovative curriculum designed to prepare graduates for success in a globalized and diverse professional world.