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Quinnipiac University

School of Health Sciences

Hamden, CT


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Innovative Master's Programs in Health Sciences

The six Master in Health Science (M.H.S.) programs at Quinnipiac University (QU) emphasize academic excellence in a student-centered community where health science is seen as both science and art. The holistic philosophy at the university's School of Health Sciences provides students with a stimulating education that is creative, goal-directed, and research-based. Programs prepare health care practitioners and biomedical scientists to become leaders in the burgeoning healthcare industry through a solid foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts, interprofessional collaboration, and extensive hands-on experience. M.H.S. programs are offered in the state-of-the-art School of Health Sciences building on the campus in North Haven. They are only a short drive from Quinnipiac's main Mount Carmel campus in Hamden and 90 minutes from New York City.

M.H.S. in Anesthesiologist Assistant

Quinnipiac University offers an M.H.S. for Anesthesiologist Assistants which is designed to provide a solid, integrated foundation in the skills and knowledge necessary to balance the high levels of responsibility for patient care required of anesthesiologist assistants. Coursework covers a wide range of core topics, including patient monitoring, pharmacology, physiology, anesthesia equipment, and anesthesia sciences. In addition to classroom study, the program relies upon hands-on laboratory studies, clinical skills training, simulation of clinical scenarios with high fidelity manikins, and hospital-based preceptored clinical learning. The program produces qualified anesthetists with good clinical judgment for optimal patient care. Since Connecticut law does not currently permit the licensing or practice of anesthesiologist assistants, students complete their clinical work in another state and take positions outside of Connecticut upon graduating. The anesthesiologist assistant program is 27 months in duration, and requires 96 academic credits and over 2,700 clinical hours to complete.

Physician Assistant Master's Program is Fully Licensed and Highly Ranked

Quinnipiac University's nationally recognized physician assistant (P.A.) graduate program provides comprehensive training and education for the most sought-after profession in health care today. P.A. students are paired with another graduate physician assistant or physician one day each week, starting during their first years of study, so they can apply their growing knowledge while caring for patients. The 60-credit curriculum introduces students to extensive fieldwork experiences in hospitals, medical centers, extended care facilities, and nursing homes. Fully licensed by the state of Connecticut, the program was ranked number 14 out of 138 programs in the nation by "U.S. News and World Report."

Pathologists' Assistant Master's Program at QU is One of Only 6 in the Nation

Quinnipiac's M.H.S. for Pathologists Assistant program is currently one of only six master's-level programs of its kind offered in the nation. Classroom study and clinical training prepare students to carry out increasingly sophisticated procedures, examinations, and determinations in laboratories and medical research centers. During their first three semesters, students attend weekly conferences, in addition to regular coursework, which orient them to hospital lab settings and prepare them for intensive clinical training the following year. The pioneering program was created in response to the healthcare industry's increasing demand for pathologists' assistants. The six-semester program is fully-accredited and reflects a collaborative partnership with the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut, and other local and regional hospitals. Outside of class, students have opportunities to train in the V.A. laboratories and other partnering hospitals for practical training in anatomic pathology.

Radiologist Assistant Graduate Program is One of 4 in the Country

The M.H.S. for Radiologist Assistants program is the only such program offered in the Northeast, and one of only four in the entire country. The program's accomplished faculty consists of medical doctors, radiologists, and pharmacologists with expertise in anatomy, imaging modalities, management, patient care, pharmacology, and procedures. Students complete approximately 1,500 hours of clinical experience at New Haven-area hospitals, medical centers, and clinics during the 56-credit program. Master's graduates receive greater autonomy and responsibility, as well as more opportunities to participate in research and education. Nationally, salaries for radiologist assistants with master's degrees are double those of radiology technicians with bachelor's degrees.

M.H.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences Offers 2 Specialty Tracks

Quinnipiac's M.H.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences provides the cutting-edge training necessary for graduates to effectively use today's rapidly changing biomedical, biotechnological, and laboratory sciences technology. Students learn the principles and methods of scientific research, as well as knowledge, techniques, and skills needed in medical diagnostic settings, that allow them continued success in a field that has regular breakthroughs in knowledge. The curriculum is structured so that students can work in particular specialties or move among related medical laboratory sciences. Specialty tracks are offered in either biomedical sciences or microbiology.

M.H.S. in Cardiovascular Perfusion is One of Only 8 in the Nation

Quinnipiac's 47-credit M.H.S. in Cardiovascular Perfusion is one of only eight graduate-level programs of its kind in the nation. The program's academic course work and rigorous clinical and lab work prepare candidates for high-risk responsibilities in the workplace while consulting with physicians and offering direct support during surgeries. The cardiovascular perfusion curriculum gives graduate students well-rounded didactic, laboratory, and clinical experience. During the program's clinical phase, which runs for three consecutive semesters, students rotate through a variety of clinical sites in order to learn how to use a wide variety of equipment and procedures.

One of the Nation's Top "Wired" Universities

As an innovative technology leader, Quinnipiac University sets the bar higher for other institutions as one of the nation's "top wired universities." Quinnipiac's leading-edge campus network includes wireless in all public areas including residence halls, libraries, and classrooms. Extensive, online library resources enhance the efficiency of course research and study with online bibliographic databases, journals, and textbooks.

Quinnipiac University -- A Nationally Recognized Leader in Graduate Education

Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac University is a renowned, independent university in New England, which has earned a national reputation for its high-caliber, innovative undergraduate and graduate programs in business, law, journalism, teaching, nursing, and the health professions. University programs use service and civic engagement as means for both education and social change. Quinnipiac University is situated amidst picturesque, forested hills in Hamden, Connecticut. The university's main campus is eight miles north of New Haven, 90 minutes from New York City, and two hours from Boston.

Quinnipiac University Financial Aid Sources

Approximately 70% of Quinnipiac students receive financial aid to supplement tuition costs. The university's Office of Graduate Financial Aid helps graduate students manage their various financial options and find opportunities for outside funding, including loans, grants, scholarships, and graduate work opportunities. Graduate merit scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are available to students in 10 programs, including cardiovascular perfusion, medical laboratory science, molecular and cell biology, nursing, pathologists' assistant, physician assistant, and radiologist assistant.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Health Sciences (MHS)
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 303

Earning Your Degree

Distance learning programs available? No


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
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Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 7.35%
Black or African American 4.9%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.22%
Unknown 2.72%


Male (24%)
Female (75%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 58
Part-time - 89
Male (58)
Female (89)

Location & Contact

Address 275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT  06518-1940
United States

Phone: 203-582-8200