The Graduate School at the University of New Haven offers nearly 50 graduate degree and certificate programs to help prepare students for success in their careers and lives. Whether in degree or certificate programs, our courses of study deliver skills and experiences that will help you make the most of real-world opportunities and maximize your career potential.
Nearly 2,000 graduate students are earning advanced degrees at the University of New Haven in the fields of Engineering, Public Safety, Business, and the Arts and Sciences. Classes average fewer than 25 students, allowing for faculty-student interaction and attention. The faculty take an active role with students and act as advisors in discussions about career options and plans for personal and professional growth and development.
The University of New Haven offers 28 master's degree programs, and a Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice. Our master's degree programs span four academic colleges: the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences, and Tagliatela College of Engineering. For students who wish to earn a graduate credential but not complete a full degree program, graduate certificates are available in each college. Graduate certificates generally include 12-15 credits of coursework.
The University of New Haven prides itself on providing its students with a high-value degree rooted in a practical, hands-on educational model. The University of New Haven is a recognized leader in Experiential Education, promoting a philosophy and methodology of education in which educators purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills and clarify values. Practically speaking, that means our graduate students work closely with highly-experienced and engaged faculty in a collaborative environment meant to bring out the best in all parties. University of New Haven students have the opportunity to study in "hands-on" facilities like our crime scene training center, partake in internship opportunities to gain "real world" experience, and engage in cutting-edge research.
Our graduate school follows a semester schedule. Courses are generally in the evenings, offering flexibility for those continuing to work while pursuing their studies. Students in our online master's programs take courses during 7.5 week accelerated modules.