Graduate Academic Catalog

A Message from the President

Dear Student,

Welcome to Fairfield! We are fortunate to have a remarkable learning community here at Fairfield, and we are pleased you have joined us.

As a Fairfield University student, you join one of the oldest and most successful academic traditions in the world: the Jesuit educational community, which has been forming leaders in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business for almost 500 years.

The essence of our approach, which has always been at the core of Jesuit education, is that we form and develop the whole person. We are committed to unlocking human potential; your potential.

Our first-rate faculty will help you identify where your passions lie and guide you as your interests come into focus, leading you toward an exciting future. At the same time, Fairfield offers almost limitless opportunities for you to grow as a person: by studying abroad, learning a new language, joining one of over 80 student clubs, and by living in a close-knit residential community where you will make friends that will remain alongside you for the rest of your life.

We are also fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful towns in New England; a thriving beach town just over an hour from New York City. This means our students have access to internships, research, and job opportunities at some of the world’s most dynamic corporations, arts and cultural institutions, and universities. Because we have earned a reputation for excellence in all that we do, over 96 percent of our undergraduate alumni are employed or in post-graduate study or meaningful volunteer work within six months of receiving their Fairfield degree, while our post-graduate students are eagerly sought after by employers.

Fairfield has much to offer and we believe that you have much to offer us. Have a look through this course catalog to learn more about how Fairfield can be the key to your future. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions along the way.

With warmest regards,

Mark R. Nemec, PhD
President