Online Learning

Sacred Heart University offers both complete online degree programs as well as online courses.

If you are interested in taking individual online courses, visit our online learning website for information on how to get started.

For information on our online degree programs and to request more information, visit our online degree program site or call 877-791-7181. Please note: International students on an F-1 student visa are not permitted to enroll in on-line programs.

Sacred Heart University uses Blackboard as its electronic delivery and learning platform for online courses. Blackboard is a web-based system which provides a user-friendly interface with simple point and click access to course content, collaborative workspaces and online resource centers. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and allows for easy information interchange between student and instructor. Courses require that students work both independently and interdependently with their instructor and with fellow students. Participants in these courses must maintain their own Internet access and have Microsoft Word or compatible word processing software.

Please contact the Office of Instructional Technology at 203-365-7613 if you have any questions regarding the logistics of taking an online course.

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Sacred Heart University has been approved by Connecticut to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

For information regarding professional licensure by state, visit Disclosures and Student Complaints.

U.S. News Names Sacred Heart University Among the Best for Online Programs

January 7, 2015
Sacred Heart’s online offerings for its nursing program and bachelor’s program are among the best in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. This is the third year U.S. News has ranked online degree programs.

U.S. News assessed schools based on student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity.