Graduate Programs Overview

Sacred Heart University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Fairfield, Connecticut. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $34,806 in average for all students.

It offers fifty-eight graduate programs: 33 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 14 Post-Bachelor's, 6 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,148 students have been conferred Master's degree and 82 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSacred Heart University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT
Graduate School Students2,984 students
863 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$34,806
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 58 Graduate Programs
33 Master's, 6 Doctorate, 20 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Sacred Heart University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $34,806 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $700.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$700
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$16,492 (On-Campus) / $10,462 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,650 (On-Campus) / $3,150 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$55,148
Off-Campus Total$49,618
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$20,745$28,114$26,524$30,427$34,806

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Sacred Heart University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 58 major areas - 33 Master's (4 online programs), 4 Doctorate (1 online programs), 13 Post-Bachelor', 5 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,958 students enrolled in Sacred Heart University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,984 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 764 male and 2,220 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,195 full-time and 1,789 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 863 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 142 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students764
Women Students2,220
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,195
Part-time Students1,789
By race/ethnicity 1,927 White, 186 Black, and 101 Asian students are attending at Sacred Heart University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races49
45 students are younger than 22 and 640 students are older than 65. The school has 1,577 students aged between 22 and 30 and 722 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under45
40 & Over640
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Sacred Heart University, 863 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 142 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,984
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses863
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses142
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,979
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses863
Connecticut Resident410
Other State In U.S.438
Outside of U.S.15

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