Sacred Heart University

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Upgrade Your Career with an Online Degree from Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University Online is an affordable and convenient way to earn a degree online from a university ranked among America's best colleges. Experience Sacred Heart's signature humanistic core principles and degree programs based on interactive personal attention, small classes, and rigorous academics offer students a unique life platform for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Sacred Heart University has developed a core curriculum that is fundamental to becoming a knowledgeable and educated person; and essential for personal and professional success in a global and ever changing world.

The core curriculum consists of 3 areas:

  • Foundational Core courses that develop skills needed for a global and ever-changing society.
  • Common Core: The Human Journey is academically rigorous, distinct, enduring, and is Sacred Heart University's academic signature. It culminates with a capstone course which focuses on the practice of ethical thinking and moral decision making.
  • Elective Core courses that develop knowledge needed for the major and for life-long learning.


Accreditation and recognition for Sacred Heart includes:

  • Regional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • All of SHU's nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Ranked as one of the top universities in the North by US News & World Report.
  • Ranked among the Top 10 Best Colleges for Veterans (North region) by U.S News & World Report (2014).
  • The Princeton Review includes Sacred Heart in the latest edition of The Best 378 Colleges in 2014.
  • Sacred Heart has been selected for membership in the Colleges of Distinction, among approximately 200 colleges and universities in the country recognized for outstanding student engagement, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful student outcomes.
  • SHU is ranked one of the top colleges in New England, according to GoLocal's “Super Ranking: Top New England Colleges 2013” CCNE Nursing Accreditation badge.

Benefits of Sacred Heart's online degree programs include the following:

  • Convenience and Flexibility: All degrees are completed online in a user-friendly format. You can easily arrange your coursework around your own schedule.
  • Interactivity: Communicate with your professors and classmates in a unique, easy-to-use, virtual classroom setting.
  • Expert Instruction: Over 80 percent of our full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields.
  • Affordability: We offer competitive tuition costs and work with students to identify all potential sources of financial aid.

Student Reviews

I chose SHU mainly for its personalized, intimate atmosphere. I wanted to be acknowledged as an individual, not just a number in a professor's grade book.