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Master’s / Counseling

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.

Master’s / Health

Communication Disorders Prerequisite Series

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

Bachelor’s / Criminal Justice

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.

Doctorate / Education

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.

Certificate / Education

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.

Bachelor’s / General Studies

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.

Bachelor’s / Health

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.

Master’s / Health

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.

Certificate / Nursing

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.

Master’s / Education

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.

Master’s / Nursing


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

Master’s / Nursing

MSN: 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.

Master’s / Nursing

MSN: Nursing Education

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

Master’s / Nursing

MSN: 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.

Master’s / Nursing

MSN: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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.

Master’s / Nursing

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.

Master’s / Social Work


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.

Master’s / Social Work

MSW: Direct Clinical Practice

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

Master’s / Social Work

MSW: Direct Community Practice

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

Certificate / Nursing

Nursing Education Graduate Certificate

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

Certificate / Nursing

Nursing Management & Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate

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

Master’s / Health

Health Administration, Master (MHA)

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

Certificate / Counseling

Play Therapy, Certificate of Advanced Study

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

Doctorate / 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.

Certificate / Nursing

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).

Certificate / Nursing

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.

Bachelor’s / Health

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.

Master’s / Public Administration

Public Administration, MPA

Become an innovative leader and prepare to serve your community.

Bachelor’s / Nursing


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.

Accelerated RN-BSN Available

Master’s / Nursing


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, management and more.


Master’s / Counseling

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.

Bachelor’s / Communication

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.

Doctorate / Social Work

Social Work, Ph.D.

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

Certificate / Education

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.