Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has an 80-year history of providing outstanding educational opportunities to students with varied backgrounds, interests, and goals. SNHU has been praised for its emphasis on social awareness, its affordability, and its extensive innovative online degree options that benefit adult learners.
Southern New Hampshire University supports the busy professional, offering relevant, real-world preparation and flexible distance learning programs. Highlights include:
Southern New Hampshire University is regionally accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC-CIHE), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
With an online International MBA from SNHU, you're preparing yourself to compete in the increasingly global 21st-century business world. Specially selected courses use a mix of theory and applied research to develop your mastery of this field and prepare you for high-level work in the international activities of firms doing business across borders and in other countries. Students can choose one of more than 20 career focused concentrations or a flexible elective-based option. Obtain the knowledge and skills you expect from a quality MBA program at a private, not-for-profit university, plus expertise in your field of interest to give you an edge in the job market. No GMAT or GRE required. SNHU’s online business programs, offered since 1996, have won Best of Business, geteducated.com and other awards.
Begin Your Journey Toward Becoming a Counselor with your Online Master’s in Counseling
Answer the call to improve mental health when you earn your online Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. Develop relationship skills that allow clients to find comfort in your guidance as you lead them on the path back to wellness. Learn the helping skills to be able to effectively work with clients experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral problems, from issues in child development to trauma, addiction and major mental illness.
Our 60-credit online master's in counseling includes two required face-to-face residencies that help strengthen your skills in the workforce. And because the program is designed to lead you on the path to licensure as a clinical mental health counselor, it is aligned to meet the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). SNHU's MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is currently not accredited by CACREP.
Throughout our online master's in counseling program, you'll:
SNHU’s online Master of Arts in Communication is a cutting-edge graduate program designed for forward-thinking professionals like you. This 12-course program has been newly designed for individuals pursuing a variety of exciting communication related careers, such as public relations, marketing, social media, journalism, advertising, organizational communication, among other fields. In this program, you will explore exciting coursework in areas such as social media practices, reputation management, ethics, personal and corporate brand building, writing for digital platforms, marketing campaign design, and more.
Few topics dominate today’s public discourse like healthcare. The online Masters in Communication with concentration in Health Communication provides students with the knowledge and skills to improve healthcare quality through increased consumer healthcare literacy. In this program, you will build your skill set with 12 newly designed online courses in areas such as eHealth and Technology, Healthcare Ethics, and Contemporary Public Policy.
Virtually every profession values communicators who can shape messages with technology—and keep up with media as it changes. SNHU’s MA in Communication with a concentration in New Media & Marketing is grounded in the hands-on application of current communications practices, so you can immediately use what you learn in your profession. Build your skill set with 12 newly designed online courses in areas such as personal and corporate brand building, writing for digital platforms, and marketing campaign design.
In a 24/7 world, the scrutiny never stops. Learn technology and tactics that show brands in their best light and keep them there with SNHU’s MA in Communication / Public Relations. With a concentration in PR, you will build your skill set with 12 newly designed online courses in areas such as reputation management, social media practices, ethics, integrated PR campaigns, and more.
Interpret the past and illuminate the future with SNHU’s online MA in History. Offered fully online, this new program will provide you with research, writing and critical thinking skills to work in a variety of fields where today’s real world meets meaningful interpretations of the past. Customize your program with electives that suit your interests or concentrate in American, Military or Public History. Regardless of your educational background, your passion for history will thrive in this highly focused master’s degree. No GMAT or GRE required. No language or residency requirements.
SNHU's online MA in History with a concentration in American History provides a greater understanding of the politics and policy, literature, society and culture. Offered fully online, this new program features 11 courses that will deepen your knowledge of American history and show employers an impressive level of commitment that gives you an edge in the applicant pool. Regardless of your educational background, your passion for history will thrive in this highly focused master’s degree. No GMAT or GRE required. No language or residency requirements.
Offered fully online, SNHU’s MA History with a concentration in Military History allows you to emerge as an expert on the relationship between warfare and society. You will master strategy, command, leadership, tactics and technological advances in weaponry. You will identify what “won” wars, and where missteps would have altered our history books forever. Regardless of your educational background, your passion for history will thrive in this highly focused master’s degree. No GMAT or GRE required. No language or residency requirements.
Public historians are committed to making history relevant and useful in the public sphere. SNHU’s online MA History with a concentration in Public History will provide you with a skill set that includes management, preservation and interpretation of historical records and artifacts. This knowledge will lead you to variety of exciting career paths in government, archives, libraries, museums, historical societies, consulting firms and more. Regardless of your educational background, your passion for history will thrive in this highly focused master’s degree. No GMAT or GRE required. No language or residency requirements.
The most sought-after master’s degree for those who want the flexibility to move across industries, locations, or departments is clearly a Master’s in Business Administration. Southern New Hampshire University is proud to offer an online MBA specifically built for today’s business needs. Gain the skills and expertise you need to enhance your current career, launch a new career or ensure the success of your own business all from an accredited institution that has been offering MBAs for more than 40 years. SNHU’s high quality standard for graduate-level performance is still one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. No GMAT or GRE required.
An MSM in Emergency Management degree from Southern New Hampshire University prepares you to minimize risk and safeguard then public. You’ll learn the management skills to plan, prepare and respond to critical threats in both life and business, such as organizational crises, natural disasters, hazardous spills and security threats. The Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree is becoming increasingly popular and is designed to give current and aspiring managers the people and project skills to face today's extreme business challenges. With the emergency management concentration, you’ll be ready to plan and evaluate strategies for preparedness, response and recovery.
The healthcare industry is ablaze with opportunity, with double-digit job growth projections – more than twice the growth expected in all occupations. The need for highly educated professionals at the helm of that growth is more important than ever before. The MSM in Healthcare from Southern New Hampshire University will equip you with the people and project management skills needed to be flexible, responsive and resilient when faced with complex business challenges. In this 36-credit graduate program, you’ll gain critical knowledge integral to strategic decision-making and promotion of continuous, enterprise-wide healthcare quality improvement. Earning your MSM degree will position you as a confident, creative and graceful manager at a pivotal time in healthcare and other key industries. What’s more, you can complete your degree in as few as 15 months.
Expand your career options with a Master’s in Accounting degree from SNHU. Your concentrated, graduate-level studies in accounting prepare you to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), corporate accountant, auditor or financial analyst. Or, apply your in-depth knowledge of accounting principles in high-level positions in banking, taxation, insurance or any company with a financial division. Your MS in Accounting from SNHU will provide you with a unique competitive advantage and teach you enhanced analytical skills and knowledge of the latest technology and financial analysis methods. With no GMAT or GRE required for entry into the SNHU Master’s in Accounting program, you can begin your studies now. Take courses online or on campus. Concentrations available in Auditing, Forensics Accounting and Taxation.
Capitalize on the growing demand for qualified accountants and auditors by earning your Master’s in Accounting Auditing Concentration from Southern New Hampshire University. Improve your advancement potential by helping corporations meet the demand for greater transparency in financial reporting. Take courses that meet the International Standards on Auditing and earn the credit hour requirements to sit for the CPA exam in most states. Taught by experienced auditing professionals, this concentration prepares you to pursue auditing jobs with confidence.
Enhance your accounting career with a Master’s degree that focuses on Forensic Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. Students learn how forensic accounting principles are applied in complex financial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, and contract disputes. Additionally, students earn the credit hours needed in most states to take the CPA exam. The Master’s in Accounting with a Concentration in Forensic Accounting is a 36-hour degree program designed for accounting professionals. Aditional concentrations available in Auditing and Taxation.
Specialize in taxation to enhance your career opportunities with an online accounting degree. The Master’s in Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation will introduce you to key concepts, rules, and practices involving areas such as income taxation for individuals, corporations, and partnerships, as well as excise tax on estates and goods. Through practical, interactive coursework, students gain the analytical and technical skills public and private companies, and municipal agencies require in their accounting professionals. Earning this online accounting degree also allows candidates to sit for the CPA exam in most states, which can further advance your earning potential. Additional concentrations are available in Auditing and Forensics Accounting.
SNHU’s 36-credit online master’s in political science draws on New Hampshire’s rich political legacy while applying a critical, contemporary eye to where politics is headed. This Master of Science program gives students a front row seat to the political process ¬– and exposure to many different perspectives from students and faculty across the country.
SNHU's MS in Applied Political Science follows the American Political Science Association’s Principles for Graduate Education in Political Science. You’ll learn to research and analyze data to promote positive changes to policy. Students will also gain an understanding of political systems and ideologies, and how they shape the roles of individuals and governments. No GMAT or GRE required. SNHU’s online business programs, offered since 1996, have won Best of Business, geteducated.com and other awards.
SNHU’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed for students seeking to enter or advance a career in criminal justice professions. Students will learn to apply the latest research, leadership strategies, and criminological theory for effective and strategic decision-making. With a focus on employing professional leadership strategies for resource planning, consensus building, and long-term planning, this 12-course program provides students with valuable skills they need to address contemporary challenges in the field of criminal justice and public safety.
SNHU’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice concentration in Advanced Counterterrorism & Homeland Security is designed for students seeking an exciting career where fast and thorough analysis, decision-making and action can have life-saving consequences. This 12-course program provides a focused examination of the history of global terrorism and the responses to it. Students will learn about intelligence analysis, threat assessment, advanced surveillance and counterterrorism techniques.
SNHU’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice concentration in Public Safety Administration is designed for students seeking to advance a career in law enforcement, specifically in leadership positions that address public policy. A public safety administration master’s degree provides the know-how to take on challenges facing society today and learn how policy decisions are made and implemented at the national, state and local levels. Courses are designed with the present and future administrator or leader in mind: All have a direct application to the challenges of managing a criminal justice agency.
At Southern New Hampshire University, you can prepare to fill the worldwide demand for up to a million high-growth, high-paying cyber security jobs with SNHU’s affordable online Master of Science in Cyber Security program. SNHU's 12-course, 36-credit program provides an in-depth learning experience, with a core focus on network management and security, knowledge management and web fundamentals and a strong emphasis on intelligence, computer forensics and cyber operations. This degree can help prepare you to become a chief secuity officer, information security analyst, cyber security manager or other highly sought-after positions within the IT secuity sector.
At Southern New Hampshire University you can enhance your expertise in enterprise-level technology management by earning an online Master of Science in Cyber Security with a concentration in IT Management. This 12-course, 36-credit online graduate coursework focuses on network management and security, knowledge management and web fundamentals. With an IT management concentration, you’ll dive deeper into the management of varying aspects of information technology, including the relationships between structure and process in project management and the management of IT functions within an organization. Additionally, you’ll explore enterprise resource planning and the implications of cyber law and ethics.
The future of business depends on harnessing big data – in all its myriad unstructured formats and disparate sources – faster than the competition, and then using it to make better, more consistent and more fact-based decisions. But there’s a talent gap for data analysts with the specialized skills and broad-based knowledge to meet this growing demand. According to McKinsey Global Institute, the demand for deep analytical talent in the U.S. could be 50-60% greater than its projected supply by 2018.
Southern New Hampshire University's MS in Data Analytics prepares students to be a strategic asset to any enterprise, from government, retail, IT and security firms to communications and media, finance, healthcare, manufacturing organizations and any other organization with big potential for big data. In this 36-credit online program, students will learn to leverage “big data” for competitiveness, risk-assessment, mission-critical decision-making and organizational effectiveness; gain command of advanced technologies for data mining, visualization, modeling and optimization while understanding the requirements and needs of the organizational environment through business research and in-depth analysis; and understand ethical uses of data and ensure appropriate security measures for data collection and storage by adopting advanced techniques for protecting the integrity and privacy of data, organizations and consumers.
Recognized by the National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA) as a Professional Science Master’s program.
No GMAT or GRE required. Earn your graduate degree in Data Analytics from SNHU in less than 2 years, and fully online from an affordable and recognized University, Southern New Hampshire University.
An MS in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University will help you gain the financial analysis and quantitative skills you need to become a leader in the field. Study investments, corporate finance, advanced economic theory, financial markets, and much more in the MS in Finance program. Our MS in Finance, coupled with a test-prep course, prepares you to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exam. Concentrations available in Investments and Corporate Finance.
SNHU’s MS in Human Resource Management, aligned to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) competencies and master’s degree curriculum standards, prepares students to enter or advance to management-level positions in human resources and related business professions. The MS HRM degree offers students an opportunity to develop advanced human resource management skills in critical areas that prepare them to be an effective business partner and takes an integrated approach to developing relevant HR expertise by focusing on communication and negotiation skills, critical legal and ethical principles, strategic HR program development, and the global and cultural context of HR today. No GMAT/GREs. Affordable, fully online and student support and services for each and every student and there every step of the way.
In today’s competitive business environment, organizations are seeking information technology employees with capabilities beyond traditional computer programming and IT expertise. The demand for this new breed of IT professional is growing, and an MS IT degree from SNHU will help you develop this specialized skill set. Your ability to leverage information technology applications for informed decision-making throughout an organization will position you for a valued leadership role in a broad range of industries. MSIT concentrations include: Database Design, Game Design and Development, Healthcare Informatics, Internet Security, and Web Design.
Collecting, organizing and interpreting statistical information is the job of a Data Analyst. Put another way, it’s a very advanced way to paint by numbers.
SNHU's data analytics master’s focuses on big data, how it' relevant, and how to present it in a meaningful, captivating way.
With this niche expertise within an IT master's, you’ll gain the specialized intelligence to synthesize sets of raw information, interpret it to reveal trends and then deploy effective tools and techniques to communicate insights and base major IT decisions using this data.
The MS IT Database Design concentration provides real-world experience in database design applications, giving you a competitive advantage in securing a position in this field. You will learn how to analyze business problems to determine an organization’s data needs and create databases and interfaces to retrieve key information for business decision-making support. Your projects and course work will also expand your knowledge of interface design, object-oriented design, data management and data security. Our IT faculty is current on the latest database design technologies and applications, bringing highly regarded expertise and insight to the classroom.
If you have an understanding of healthcare and information technology, the MS/IT Healthcare Informatics concentration allows you to expand this knowledge to take advantage of growing employment opportunities in the medical informatics field. The program reviews how the healthcare industry uses information systems - electronic medical records and laboratory and radiology systems - to provide access to medical information and improve patient care. Your knowledge and expertise in healthcare informatics will help you become a valued developer and manager of health information systems that benefit both patients and medical staff. MSIT concentrations include: Database Design, Game Design and Development, Healthcare Informatics, Internet Security, and Web Design.
Focus on managing varying aspects of information technology, including the relationships between structure and process in project management and the management of IT functions for a variety of organizations. You’ll also explore enterprise resource planning, as well as the implications of cyber law and ethics.
Maintaining Internet security has become a critical focus for many organizations, making IT professionals with Internet security expertise valuable members of the corporate team. The program’s Internet security classes, including lab-intensive course work, expose you to the latest Internet security measures and information security techniques. Gain skills in building, reviewing and revising an information security organization to protect information that keeps businesses viable. Evaluate internal and external threats to network security and design, and learn how to enforce security policies and protect an organization’s information. MSIT concentrations include: Database Design, Game Design and Development, Healthcare Informatics, Internet Security, and Web Design.
The Web continues to grow at breathtaking speed, making professional web design an attractive career. This program gives you a solid foundation in information technology and real-world applications in web design, allowing you to create and maintain interactive and e-commerce Web sites. Through hands-on experience you will gain expertise in HTML/XML, scripting, embedding rich media and database connectivity, audience analysis, branding, page layout and templates, content organization, and managing and marketing websites. You will also become familiar with e-commerce techniques, as well as e-business models, online security, privacy and ethics. By designing and building client applications that manipulate data in a shared database on a network, you will have firsthand experience in user interface design, object-oriented design, data management and data security. MSIT concentrations include: Database Design, Game Design and Development, Healthcare Informatics, Internet Security, and Web Design.
Southern New Hampshire University’s Master of Science in Information Technology program with a concentration in Software Application Development teaches you the intricacies of developing applications that are designed to perform various tasks on a computer or other device. In SNHU's 12-course, 36 credit online program students learn to manage the entire development process for a software program, from identifying customer need and designing the program to instructing the programmers who write computer code and test it. You'll also gain insights into the role of a software developer once the program is released, from routine maintenance to performing regular upgrades.
Become a master at promotion, brand management, development and more with Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Marketing. No GMAT or GRE required. Opportunities for those with marketing knowledge continue to increase as more businesses and organizations realize well-executed marketing is critical for their success. Graduates are prepared to work in various areas of the marketing field, including product development, sales management, brand management, advertising, corporate communications, marketing research and strategic customer relationship-building. Courses include Marketing Strategies and Ethical and Legal Issues in Marketing.
The SNHU master’s in marketing research and analytics will give graduates the tools they need to collect data using a variety of methods - interviews, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, etc. — and evaluate that data using statistical techniques and software. Upon completion of the program, grads will be able to successfully interpret what the data means for their client and forecast future trends, two skills that will set SNHU graduates apart from other job candidates.
In the master’s in marketing, new media and communications concentration, you’ll examine how advances in media and technology have impacted the study of culture, relationships and messages. You’ll also investigate the practical aspect of various technologies of interest to become a more savvy marketing professional and critic of emerging media tools and resources.
This concentration will give you the chance to explore how interactive and social media have opened up myriad opportunities for individuals and businesses to create, manage and recreate their identity online. In addition, you’ll get to tackle the life cycle of a campaign, campaign management strategies, effective tracking and measurement, and the process of making modifications based on data analysis.
With SNHU’s master’s in social media marketing, you’ll acquire the skills to develop social media marketing strategies while upholding always-evolving best practices. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to create and implement a social media marketing campaign that engages customers, raises brand awareness and drives revenue.
Products, resources, services and projects all move…and someone needs to manage that movement. Whether your focus is local, national or global, a Master’s Degree in Operations and Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) better prepares those who seek to manage movement for success! Employment is expected to grow faster than average for positions in operations, project management, supply chain, logistics, quality assurance and process improvement. Develop the skills necessary to link operations and projects with relevant activities in almost all areas of business through this degree. SNHU is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the world's largest project management member association, representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries.
Whether economic times are booming or troubled, one thing remains constant: the need for good leadership. Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership gives you the competitive advantage to succeed in today's dynamic business environment. The program emphasizes communication, teamwork, problem solving, leadership, corporate social responsibility and organizational trends. Our graduates add immediate value to their companies. Learn how to be an effective agent of change and successfully lead your company to a profitable future. Courses include Human Behavior in Organizations and Leading Change. With no GMAT or GRE required for entry into the SNHU Master's in Organizational Leadership program, you can begin your studies now.
At Southern New Hampshire University, you can enhance your master’s in psychology - and your professional skillset – with a concentration in forensic psychology. Gain an understanding of the forensic psychologist’s role by practicing and applying forensic psychological theories and methods. You’ll also explore the responsibilities of the field and how they relate to legal, ethical and diversity issues.
Act swiftly to control disease outbreaks, develop wellness programs for communities and affect policy change with global implications. These are just a few of the opportunities you'll explore in the online Master of Science in Public Health program at Southern New Hampshire University. This 36 credit program gives you a solid grounding in the scientific basis of public health, preparing you to effect change for entire populations. You’ll study current health and wellness trends, explore how communities allocate health resources and become well versed in national and global health policy. This purpose-built program was designed to align with competencies defined by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and incorporated the World Health Organization (WHO) core functions – so you’ll graduate ready to make a difference in a range of industries, from NGOs to national research institutes. What’s even better, you can complete your MS Public Health degree in just 15 months.
Managers with knowledge of business and the sports industry are in demand. Southern New Hampshire University’s M.S. in sport management prepares you for careers in the sport and entertainment industry. No GMAT or GRE required. Graduates are prepared for a number of career opportunities, with sport teams, marketing firms, college athletics, event management, sport equipment manufacturing, sales and much more. The program is unique in that it combines M.B.A. and sport management courses so you graduate with business knowledge and skills as well as thorough knowledge of the field. Courses include Organizational Leadership and Sport Marketing and Media. You can also combine your degree with an integrated certificate in either Athletic Administration or International Sport Management without adding additional cost or credits.
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Format is entirely online using Blackboard.
Master's College or University II
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No on-campus requirement. Programs offered entirely online.
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A university representative will contact you to discuss details. An application and transcripts are required. A copy of your résumé or employment history is required for graduate programs.
The faculty are amazing and the classes are very relevant. SNHU offers a flexible schedule and the staff are prompt with their communication.