Sacred Heart University
Prepare to make a meaningful impact on your community and your career as an online student with Sacred Heart University. Our programs combine academic excellence, critical thought and a vision for social equity with flexible, online convenience to provide an education encompassing mind, body and spirit.Explore Our Programs
Strengthen Your Ability To Do Good in the World
You’re on a journey to gain greater skills and knowledge, and we’re here to support you.
Thanks to the flexibility of our online degree programs, it’s now even easier to earn an advanced degree while maintaining your professional momentum.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA
Built with CACREP standards as a foundation, the master’s in clinical mental health counseling program prepares mental health counselors to make a difference in the global community.
Learn to aid vulnerable populations with a deeper understanding of modern social work theory and practice models, all from a perspective of truth and justice.
Develop the knowledge required for today’s nursing roles while gaining the personal touch you need to become an even better nurse for your patients.
Explore health care policy and ethics, principles of health care research, and the underlying theories of contemporary nursing.
Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP
Earn nursing’s highest credential and prepare yourself to lead with this practice-focused doctoral program. Develop the expertise needed for the most advanced leadership and clinical roles.
School Counseling, MA
Earn the degree and field experiences necessary to become an ethical data-driven school counselor and pursue licensure/certification in your state.
Online MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
RNs with a BSN and two years of experience who are interested in advancing as psychiatric nurses can earn an online MSN at Sacred Heart.
Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Prepare for certification as a family nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Gain the advanced clinical skills to address the mental and emotional needs of patients across their lifespan.
SHU by the Numbers
Preparing students to make a difference around the world
Including Sacred Heart graduates from a total of 57 countries
In both Happiest Students and Students Most Engaged in Community Service, The Princeton Review, 2020
A Holistic View of Higher Education
Since our founding in 1963 as an independent Roman Catholic university in Fairfield, CT, Sacred Heart has committed to educating the whole person, mind, body and spirit.
Our high-quality online and on-campus programs are rooted in the liberal arts and Catholic intellectual tradition, but we continuously welcome diverse viewpoints in our search for understanding and enlightenment. At SHU, students of all spiritual or philosophical backgrounds are welcome.
Take your next step with a regionally accredited online education from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.Why Sacred Heart
“The online RN-MSN program is very flexible. It allows you to work your schedule around your job and family and study at your own pace.”– Monika Costa, Newington, Conn., Nursing Education Student
Our online programs let you learn on a schedule that fits your life. Collaborate with the same renowned professors as on-campus students and benefit from small class sizes with a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio.Online Student Life
Starting a degree program can feel like a big challenge, but you won’t have to go it alone. You’ll have the support of a dedicated team from the moment you consider applying to the day you graduate.Meet Your Team