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School of Professional Studies

School of Professional Studies

Message from the Dean

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

The School of Professional Studies offers outstanding programs in Education, Educational Psychology, Health Promotion, Nursing and Social Work. These programs offer the knowledge and skills to provide you with real-life experiences to excel as clinical practitioners, teachers, healthcare advocates and to address social concerns in the community. Our undergraduate programs are well respected in the state and have achieved national recognition. In addition, we offer graduate programs in nursing which include preparation in Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist.  The Education Department offers a Master’s in education along with a Master’s in counseling. The School of Professional Studies also offers two doctoral degrees one through the Nursing Department in nursing education and one from the Education Department in Educational Leadership. These two doctoral programs prepare nurses to become nurse educators, and teachers to become administrators in the schools. There is opportunity for an interdisciplinary education between the levels of educational programs and different departments at the university. Our faculty are experts in their field and are active in their discipline. All programs in the School of Professional Studies are fully accredited.

The departments within the School of Professional Studies have community partnerships that provide excellent clinical experiences and internships that afford the hands on experience that connect critical thinking theory from the classroom to clinical practice. Our clinical partners are well regarded as the best sites within the education and healthcare field. You will graduate ready to start a career in one of our dynamic 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.


Joan Palladino, Ed.D, RN

Interim Dean, School of Professional Studies

E-mail: palladinoj@wcsu.edu


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