Quinnipiac University offers an array of more than 25 professionally focused graduate programs, on-campus and online, with beautiful, state-of-the-art campuses in Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut, along the power corridor between New York and Boston. Graduate students find an environment that is collaborative and supportive, with many interprofessional opportunities, practical experiences and an overarching commitment to high professional standards, ethics, global awareness and inclusion.
The university’s faculty are highly credentialed and experienced, and many are clinicians, practitioners, researchers and thought leaders in their fields of specialization. Faculty accessibility – small class sizes, mentorship, individual attention – is a hallmark of the Quinnipiac experience. Faculty members at Quinnipiac bring extensive academic and industry knowledge to the classroom, and many produce internationally recognized scholarship, are cited in prestigious publications, and are sought after as experts by media outlets. Across all fields of study, Quinnipiac faculty are equally as excited about teaching and mentoring their students as they are about their work.
Quinnipiac’s campuses are state-of-the-art and architecturally distinctive. Highlights include the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus, a cutting-edge facility featuring 24 teaching laboratories and extensive resources, including an operating room with high fidelity simulation rooms and a state-of-the-industry radiology suite. On the Hamden Campus, the Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center is a first-rate production facility equipped with industry standard technology for hands-on training in all aspects of television, film, journalism and multimedia production, including three-camera HDTV studio, professional-quality audio production studio and 4K editing suites. Also located on the Hamden Campus is the Financial Technology Center, a well-equipped investment and trading center designed to incorporate both team-based and individual research and analysis and real-time access to financial market data feeds, including 12 Bloomberg Professional Terminals and unlimited access to S&P Capital IQ for financial, accounting and industry data.
Clinical and Experiential Opportunities
The university offers graduate students an abundance of practical and fieldwork experiences, many of which are built into the programs. From hospitals, research labs and schools to corporate offices, nonprofits and newsrooms, Quinnipiac graduate students gain experience, build their networks, and position themselves for employment opportunities. In many programs, clinical coordinators within the individual department work closely with students to establish them in their fieldwork placements, taking much of the guesswork out of securing high-quality practical experiences. Quinnipiac’s location in the heart of the Northeast, near New Haven and Hartford and accessible to Boston and New York, puts graduate students within easy reach of health care, media, corporate and institutional centers. The university has partnerships with a wide range of noteworthy companies and organizations – top hospitals, outstanding schools, exciting media and sports operations, on-the-move corporations – all opening their doors to Quinnipiac graduate students for professionally enriching experiences.
The Graduate Experience at Quinnipiac
Graduate Students at Quinnipiac find a friendly and supportive environment with a shared sense of professional purpose. The university’s Graduate Student Affairs Office and related departments provide a welcoming source for information and services ranging from housing resources, orientation, academic support, counseling, health services, fitness classes and recreation, clubs and professional development workshops. A lively calendar of social events – including Oktoberfest, Spring Fling, and Graduate Holiday Dinner – brings graduate students from across all disciplines together to relax and connect.
Greater New Haven
Greater New Haven is one of southern New England’s foremost destinations for dining, entertainment and culture. Rich in history, the region boasts exciting food, art and music scenes, impressive architecture, and charming coastal and woodland settings for an array of outdoor activities. New York and Boston are easy to reach by train, and the region is well-positioned for day or weekend adventures to mountains or beaches. The area provides an array of living options, excellent health care facilities and schools systems, and convenient transportation to the wider region.