Quinnipiac University Online

Administrative and Program Information

Quinnipiac University Online

Title Name Phone Email
Vice President and COO for Online Programs Cynthia Gallatin 203-582-8521 cynthia.gallatin@qu.edu
Associate Director of Online Financial Planning Jennifer Van Brederode 203-582-3638 jennifer.vanbrederode@qu.edu

Program Directors

School of Business

Program Name Phone Email
Bachelor of Business Administration Michael Taylor 203-582-3949 michael.taylor@qu.edu
Master of Business Administration Lisa Braiewa 203-582-3710 lisa.braiewa@qu.edu
MS in Business Analytics Christopher Neidig 203-582-3868 christopher.neidig@qu.edu
MS in Organizational Leadership Christopher Neidig 203-582-3868 christopher.neidig@qu.edu

School of Business and School of Law

Program Name Phone Email
Health Care Compliance Certificate Lisa Braiewa 203-582-3710 lisa.braiewa@qu.edu

School of Communications

Program Name Phone Email
MS in Interactive Media and Communications Phillip Simon 203-582-8274 phillip.simon@qu.edu
MS in Public Relations Alexander Laskin 203-582-8470 alexander.laskin@qu.edu

School of Education

Program Name Phone Email
MS in Instructional Design Ruth Schwartz 203-582-8419 ruth.schwartz@qu.edu
MS in Special Education Judith Falaro 203-582-8868 judith.falaro@qu.edu
MS in Teacher Leadership Gail Gilmore 203-582-3289 gail.gilmore@qu.edu
Graduate Certificate in Online Course Design Ruth Schwartz 203-582-8419 ruth.schwartz@qu.edu
Special Education Certificate of Completion Judith Falaro 203-582-8868 judith.falaro@qu.edu

School of Engineering

Program Name Phone Email
MS in Cybercecurity Fred Scholl 203-582-7394 frederick.scholl@qu.edu

School of Health Sciences

Program Name Phone Email
BS in Health Science Studies Christine Fitzgerald 203-582-8688 chris.fitzgerald@qu.edu
Occupational Therapy Doctorate Francine Seruya 203-582-6455 francine.seruya@qu.edu
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Occupational Therapy Francine Seruya 203-582-6455 francine.seruya@qu.edu

School of Nursing

Program Name Phone Email
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nicholas Nicholson 203-582-6542 nicholas.nicholson@qu.edu
Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice–Care of Populations Nicholas Nicholson 203-582-6542 nicholas.nicholson@qu.edu
Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice–Nursing Leadership Nicholas Nicholson 203-582-6542 nicholas.nicholson@qu.edu
MS in Nursing in Operational Leadership Nicholas Nicholson 203-582-6542 nicholas.nicholson@qu.edu

Mission Statement

Quinnipiac University Online’s mission is to partner with all university schools and colleges to deliver high-quality, student-centric academic programs in a virtual, collaborative classroom.

About Online Learning

Quinnipiac University was an early adopter of online learning. Since its founding in 2001, Quinnipiac University Online has developed a high level of expertise in the design and delivery of online learning. Online programs allow students to complete their course work weekly without attending class at a scheduled date and time.

In addition to traditional on-campus programs, Quinnipiac University offers online bachelor’s degree completion, master’s degree, doctoral degree and certificate programs through the university’s School of Business, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences.

Quinnipiac University Online also offers undergraduate courses during the summer. This popular option allows students to advance in their programs, catch up on required or prerequisite courses or expedite their time to degree completion. For information on summer program offerings, visit Quinnipiac's QU Online website.

Quinnipiac University Online offers students the best of both worlds by combining convenience and flexibility with an educational community that encourages personal connections, faculty guidance and the opportunity to consult and collaborate with peers.

Quinnipiac University Online provides administrative and technical support to students and faculty for all online programs and courses at Quinnipiac. Support staff members are available seven days a week via telephone or email to assist you. Email QUOnline@qu.edu or call 203-582-5669 with any questions.

Requirements for Graduation

Please review the requirements for graduation by clicking on the appropriate program below:

Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs

Graduate Programs

Academic Policies

For Undergraduate Academic Policies, click here.

For Graduate Academic Policies, click here.

Online Admissions

For information about online admissions, visit the website at quonline.qu.edu or call 203-582-3918. The application, along with the appropriate fee, is to be submitted with official transcripts of all college-level work completed at other institutions. Applicants must also submit a personal statement and resume and supply the names and email addresses of two professional or academic references. Individual graduate programs may have additional application requirements.

International Student Admission

Applications for graduate study from international students are welcomed.

All applicants from non-English-speaking countries must, in addition to all of the regular admissions requirements, provide TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores (go to ets.org). In general, a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 90, Internet-based (575 paper-based, 233 computer-based) is required for admission. In lieu of TOEFL, applicants may submit IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores (go to ielts.org). A minimum score of 6.5 on this exam, “B” or above on the CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), or “C” or above on the CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) is required. In lieu of TOEFL or IELTS, applicants may submit PTE-A (Pearson Test of English Academic) scores (available at pearsonPTE.com). A minimum PTE-A score of 61 is required. TOEFL, IELTS and PTE scores are valid for two years.

Candidates holding degrees from foreign institutions must provide notarized English translations and an official evaluation of their postsecondary records from an academic credential evaluation service.

Admission Standards

Quinnipiac offers a variety of programs online. Please review program specific admission standards by clicking on the appropriate program below:

Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs
Graduate Programs

Note: Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission.

If admitted, the successful candidate should plan to consult with his or her academic adviser to review the program requirements for graduation.

Transfer of Credit and Challenge Policy


For undergraduate transfer of credit policies, click here.


Graduate course credit completed with a grade of B or better at other regionally accredited institutions may be transferred into a graduate program at Quinnipiac. Requests for transfer of credit must be submitted to the appropriate graduate program director along with official transcripts from the institution(s) where the credits were earned. Ordinarily, transfer of credit is granted for courses demonstrated to be similar in content, level of instruction and objectives to courses within a student’s graduate curriculum at Quinnipiac.

The MBA program accepts up to 9 credits. The MS in Business Analytics program accepts up to 3 credits. The MS in Organizational Leadership program accepts up to 3 credits.

Graduate-level courses taken to complete a degree program at Quinnipiac may be applied to a second graduate degree. These courses must be part of the approved curriculum of the second degree. Further, a minimum of 15 credits of additional course work must be completed before the conferral of a second degree.

Financial Aid

Our goal at Quinnipiac University Online Financial Aid is to provide students with the adequate financial aid resources needed to pursue their educational goals without financial disruption. Our office provides students with courteous and efficient service while complying with all federal, state and university policies.

Students seeking financial aid assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at: fafsa.ed.gov and use school code 001402.

Students are encouraged to complete their financial aid paperwork as early as possible to ensure timely processing of aid prior to the beginning of their start term. Bills are due approximately one month prior to the start of classes, so it is important to allow adequate processing time to remain in good standing with the university.

To be eligible for financial aid students must:

  1. be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen
  2. satisfy any outstanding requirements that arise from the processing of the FAFSA
  3. register with the Selective Service System at sss.gov (male students)
  4. be accepted by Quinnipiac into a degree program
  5. meet the university’s minimum satisfactory academic progress standards for continuation of aid
  6. register at least half-time (5-8 credits for graduate students; 6 credits for undergraduate students)

Upon successful completion of the financial aid application process, students receive an award letter via their Quinnipiac University email account that outlines all of the aid for which they qualify. Students can accept or decline the award and apply for additional resources to cover their balance, if needed. Students also have the option to apply for private loans, outside scholarships, payment plans or veterans’ benefits (if applicable).

For complete details on financial aid programs, visit quonline.qu.edu, email us at online.finaid@qu.edu or call us at 203-582-8430. We would also like to stress that our main mode of communication with our online students is through their Quinnipiac email account, so please remember to check it often!