Sacred Heart University (SHU) is a private, coeducational, Catholic university with main campus located in Fairfield, Connecticut. The second largest university in New England next to Boston College, SHU was founded in 1963 by Rev. Walter W. Curtis, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport.
Today, SHU offers students a wide-range of degree programs on the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. It has four distinct colleges; namely, College of Arts & Sciences; College of Education and Health Professions; University College; and John F. Welch College of Business. Its first doctorate program – the Doctor of Physical Therapy – is recognized as the first such curriculum in the state of Connecticut.
In addition to its campus-based academic programs, SHU also provides working students throughout the U.S. and the world with career-focused online undergraduate and master’s degree programs that help them develop skills that will give them an edge in their search for a new job or in seeking a promotion. These online programs have the added convenience of allowing working students to complete their courses wherever they are thereby helping them to work around their busy schedule.
Online programs offered by SHU include RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); and Master of Science in Applied Psychology (MSAP). Cost of tuition for SHU’s online programs is affordable.
SHU is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked as a top master’s level university by the U.S. News and World Report.