Graduate Program Overview

Sacred Heart University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Fairfield, Connecticut. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $34,509. It offers fifty-nine (59) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSacred Heart University
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Address5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT
Graduate School Students2,896 students
1,295 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$34,509
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 59 Graduate Programs
36 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 18 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $34,509 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $817.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$817
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$16,868 (On-Campus) / $10,462 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,650 (On-Campus) / $3,150 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$55,227
Off-Campus Total$49,321
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$28,114$26,524$30,427$34,806$34,509

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Sacred Heart University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 59 major areas - 36 Master's , 5 Doctorate , 13 Post-Bachelor', 5 Post-Master'. 1,005 students have been conferred Master's degree and 74 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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.
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
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 9,313 students enrolled in Sacred Heart University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,896 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 708 male and 2,188 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,213 full-time and 1,683 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,295 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 544 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students708
Women Students2,188
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,213
Part-time Students1,683
By race/ethnicity 1,858 White, 222 Black, and 76 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 races60
35 students are younger than 22 and 522 students are older than 65. The school has 1,635 students aged between 22 and 30 and 704 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under35
40 & Over522
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, 1,295 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 544 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,896
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,295
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses544
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,057
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,295
Connecticut Resident736
Other State In U.S.555
Outside of U.S.4

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