School of Professional Studies

Message from the Dean

Thank you for visiting the School of Professional Studies at Western Connecticut State University.

Whether your interest is focused upon clinical aspects of patient care, promoting health in the community, concern over social issues or providing an outstanding education for the future, the School of Professional Studies can open the door to your future. Our Programs in Education, Education Psychology, Nursing, Health Promotion and/or Social Work will provide you with the knowledge and training for an exciting future in these professional disciplines. In addition to undergraduate degrees in each of these fields we offer Masters degrees in Nursing, Education and Education Psychology as well as Doctoral degrees in Education and Nursing. Together, our program offerings cover the spectrum from entry level to advanced practice. Programs are fully accredited as required and new accreditations are achieved as needed.

An important feature of the programs in The School of Professional Studies is the cutting-edge internship experience that you will have. Through hands-on experiences you will integrate critical thinking, theory and professional skills into your work. Your practical experience will happen in clinical and community sites that are recognized as among the finest available and distinguish our programs because of their strong support. You will graduate with knowledge and skills that will enable you to enter one of our exciting professions.

Click on the link below to our website or on the link below to a specific Department to learn more about each of the disciplines:

Nursing: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Baccalaureate Degree completion program for RNs, Masters of Science Degree in Nursing, and Doctorate in Nursing Education.

Education/Education Psychology: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, Masters of Science Degree in Education, Masters of Science in Education in Applied Behavioral Analysis, (online), Masters of Science Degree in School Counseling. Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health, 092 School Building/District Administrator Program, Doctorate in Instructional Leadership (in conjunction with SCSU).

Health Promotion and Exercise Science: Bachelor of Science Degree In Health Education: Pre K-12, Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Promotion Studies with options in Allied health, Community Health, Holistic and Integrative Health, and Wellness Management.

Social Work: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work

Enjoy your virtual visit and please contact us or visit the campus to learn more.

Barry S. Eckert, Ph.D., FASAHP
Interim Dean, School of Professional Studies


For information regarding undergraduate and graduate admissions, please contact directly or click on to the University’s Admission and Division of Graduate Studies Websites:
Office of Admissions
Western Connecticut State University
Old Main
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: (203) 837-9000
Fax: (203) 837-8338
Office of Graduate and External Programs
Western Connecticut State University
Old Main
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: (203) 837-8244