Quinnipiac University intertwines excellence in education, a student-first approach and community bonds as a means to prepare their students for success in the workplace and beyond. Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac (pronounced KWIN-uh-pe-ack) derived its name from a Native American word. Today, this private, not-for-profit University’s main campus is located in Hamden, Connecticut and maintains two additional Connecticut campuses with a total of eight schools and colleges. 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students attend Quinnipiac and class sizes average 25 students with a student-faculty ratio of 16:1.
Quinnipiac University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition the University has accreditation with The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the American Bar Association and the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education.
Quinnipiac University designed the online program to address the flexible needs of working professionals. Degree and certificate programs are available, including six different graduate degrees in the fields of:
- Health Sciences
By enrolling in Quinnipiac’s online program of studies, students can opt to further their careers in the computer science field by pursuing a Master of Science in Information Technology or choose to enhance their teaching skills by enrolling in the Post-Professional Master of Science in Teacher Leadership. Two additional certificate programs are available and include the 15-17 credit hour Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health Sciences and the seven-week Sexual Assault/Forensic Nurse Examiner Training Program offered through the School of Nursing. Quinnipiac also offers online undergraduate summer sessions with a variety of courses open to students and the general public.
The University delivers online instruction via Blackboard’s management system. Here, students download course materials, like the course syllabus and PowerPoint presentations, and submit assignments and complete exams. Faculty engage students with multimedia presentations. Communication with students and faculty takes place through asynchronous discussions, chat, and email. All students attend a student orientation program, either on campus or via video, to learn about resources, such as the 24/7 technology support, the library, academic and administrative support, and other divertinent information.
Admissions requirements are degree specific, but generally require the application and fee, recommendation letters, official transcripts, along with a current resume and personal statement. GRE / GMAT scores and other certification criteria may also be required. In addition, international students may also need to submit English proficiency assessment scores.
Typically, most online students enrolled in Quinnipiac’s online program cover education costs through federal financial aid (for eligible participants), employer tuition benefits, or by direct payments. Quinnipiac also supports veterans and participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Private not-for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:2,679
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