2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Welcome from the President

President John PetilloDear Student,  
Here at Sacred Heart University, we have much to celebrate and a great deal for which to be thankful. We are continuing to grow and expand—both academically with the addition of new programs and courses and physically as we construct new classrooms and learning spaces at West Campus, build new residence halls on the upper quad and complete the new Bobby Valentine Athletic Center. 
We have five colleges offering challenging academic programs across a wide variety of disciplines. Sacred Heart is known for its award-winning faculty, rigorous academics and small classes as well as its leadership in both liberal arts and the Catholic intellectual traditions. We provide a dynamic, experience-rich education, and our hope is that, after four years with us, you will leave Sacred Heart prepared to take your place in a diverse and challenging world.  
This handbook will serve as a guide as you explore the many opportunities and experiences that Sacred Heart has to offer. Our Catholic identity informs our spirit of inclusion, creativity and care. You will also find that our faculty, staff and upperclassmen will be ready and willing to help you along the way. When you come to Sacred Heart, you join a special community that inspires life-changing growth and provides a sense of belonging and a place to call home. 
I welcome you to Sacred Heart and look forward to meeting you. Together, we share confidence in and excitement for what the future holds. I urge you to ask questions, get involved in activities and take full advantage of all the opportunities that come with a Sacred Heart education. 
John J. Petillo, Ph.D., President