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Education Partnership Opportunities with Sacred Heart

Invest in your business’ most important asset — your employees. Sacred Heart University’s online education partnership solutions help maximize your workforce’s potential, bridge skill gaps, create a multidisciplinary environment, and enhance the overall productivity of your organization.

The accredited online degree programs at Sacred Heart University are built to reflect the skills and knowledge needed in today’s leaders. Course content is delivered through the most innovative and engaging learning technologies, alongside the instruction of our award-winning, practitioner faculty. Classes are kept small to maximize the interaction between faculty and students. Our goal is to ensure your employees are able to drive solutions, continue contributing, and growing with your organization. Each program incorporates a rigorous curriculum based on pioneering trends that will arm your employees with solutions they can immediately apply to your organization.

Employee Benefits

Sacred Heart University’s education partnership program gives your employees the opportunity to advance their education now and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Save 10 percent on online tuition
  • Waived application fee

The University’s innovative curriculum will challenge your employees and expand their knowledge to help them build new skills in their current jobs and prepare them for future roles. Online degree programs seamlessly integrate into professionals’ busy schedules through asynchronous, 24/7 access to classwork. All coursework is online and field practicums may be completed locally, so there’s no need to take time out of work to go to campus. The education partnership program is a cost-free investment that pays dividends for both your organization and your workforce.

Sacred Heart University Online Degree Programs

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.

Communication Disorders Prerequisite Series

Prepare for admission to graduate programs in speech-language pathology.

Criminal Justice Part-Time Online Degree Completion, BS

Complete the criminal justice major in two years or less by taking online courses with convenient eight-week AHEAD terms.

Educational Leadership, Ed.D.

Become a highly effective, holistic educational leader with an emphasis on social and emotional learning, trauma-sensitive classrooms and moral leadership.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Our fully online program is a complete, four-level English language course available to students either in the U.S. or internationally.

General Studies Part-Time Online Degree Completion, BA/BS

Earn a BA or BS in General Studies in two years or less by taking online courses with convenient eight-week AHEAD terms.

Health Science Part-Time Online Degree Completion, BS

Build a solid foundation in core topics related to health professions and prepare for graduate study if desired.

Healthcare Informatics, MS

Study the economic, cultural and technological aspects of healthcare IT in order to use technology to streamline patient care and improve health outcomes.

Home Healthcare Management for RNs, Certificate

Meet the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH) requirements for nurses in management positions in home health agencies.

MA in Higher Education & Student Affairs

Gain the knowledge and leadership skills to shape the college experience in this fully online program leading to a fast-paced, exciting career.


Explore health care policy and ethics, principles of health care research, and the underlying theories of contemporary nursing.

Clinical Nurse Leader

Advocate for superior patient care and lead a team of integrated health care professionals, including social workers, pharmacists, physicians and fellow nurses.

Nursing Education

Complement your clinical experience with teaching skills and learn to design curricula, evaluate your students and step into the role of instructor.

Nursing Management & Executive Leadership

Discover how to manage a budget, create and implement administrative processes, make certain your procedures meet professional and ethical standards, and more.

MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner

Learn to conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat common illnesses, and help patients take action to improve or maintain their personal well-being.


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.

Direct Clinical Practice

Learn to assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, chemical dependency, youth counseling, chronic illnesses and domestic conflicts.

Direct Community Practice

Explore social welfare, human behavior, social justice and research methods, and gain an understanding of how policy impacts social work.

Nursing Education Graduate Certificate

Prepare to teach patients, families, student nurses, staff nurses and other healthcare providers.

Nursing Management & Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate

Become a nurse leader in a hospital, medical center or other healthcare setting.

Online Master of Health Administration

Learn to lead and transform the healthcare industry by gaining practical skills to improve organizational efficiencies and patient care within your community.

Online Master of Public Health

Help those who need it most on the community level by becoming a leader and promoting meaningful change in public health. Learn to create strategies and implement solutions to common health problems at the local, national or global levels.

Play Therapy, Certificate of Advanced Study

Learn to work with children and adolescents in a culturally responsive, developmentally appropriate neuro and attachment-informed manner.

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.

Psychology Part-Time Online Degree Completion, BS

Our Part-Time Online Completion Option allows you to earn the BS in Psychology in two years or less by taking online courses with convenient eight-week AHEAD terms.

Public Administration, MPA

Become an innovative leader and prepare to serve your community.


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.


Gain access to top-tier nursing positions by earning both your BSN and MSN. Focus on providing exceptional patient care, or branch out into education, research, consulting or management.

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.

SCPRA Part-Time Online Degree Completion, BA

Complete the Strategic Communication, Public Relations and Advertising major online in two years with unique eight-week AHEAD terms.

Social Work, Ph.D.

Advance your career in social work and social justice while making a meaningful contribution to the field.

Special Education, Certificate of Advanced Study

Learn the skills to plan, deliver and assess instruction for students with high incidence exceptionalities in accordance with special education law and best practices.

Strategic Communication and Public Relations, MA

Create true-to-life projects, master digital content creation, and develop a robust portfolio, all in an environment that emulates a real agency setting.

Some of Sacred Heart University’s education partners include:

Employers Taking Action

Employers concerned about rapidly changing employee needs, an aging workforce, and a shortage of skilled workers are taking action. Many are preventing potential skill gaps and workforce shortages by investing now in educational programs that will help build their organization’s talent pipeline. According to Training Magazine, some of these activities include:

Establishing partnerships

With leading institutions to ensure employees have access to education resources. Organizations are encouraged to offer tuition assistance programs to employees and provide work environments that support those who need flexibility to return to school, study, and complete assignments. Research shows businesses that support employee educational attainment are rewarded for their efforts through more loyal, productive, and capable employees.


Some of the nearly $100 billion spent each year in training offerings toward degree completion for employees through college equivalency assessments. The American Council on Education (ACE) makes available to the private sector the evaluation of formal training toward ACE credit to reduce employees’ time to attain degrees and employer’s costs of tuition toward degrees. This concept also gives employees the opportunity to pursue graduate-level degrees sooner.

Learn More

Let us help you be prepared for changes in your business by creating a more highly-skilled and informed workforce. Click here to email a representative for more information on Sacred Heart University’s online education partnership solutions.