Why Choose UNH?

Earn Your Master’s from the Masters

The University of New Haven has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings as one of the “Best in the Northeast” for 2015.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920, UNH moved to its current campus in 1960 and has earned a national reputation for its criminal justice and forensic science programs.

With one of the oldest and most respected Criminal Justice programs in the nation, the Henry C. Lee College has been helping students achieve success for more than 50 years. As part of our philosophy, you will be learning from the same faculty who teach in our on-ground program — instructors who have experience in the fields they are teaching. As former Law Enforcement Officers, FBI Agents, Secret Service Agents, Postal Inspectors, Police Chiefs and more, our instructors work together to provide the highest quality education, integrating core academic learning objectives and the professional application of those competencies.

As for our students …

You will find UNH alumni across the country, and the relationships you build will provide valuable contacts for the future. Our graduate programs have been helping students grow professionally and move forward in their careers for more than half a century. And now that our Investigations graduate program is online, we’re looking to help even more people.

More about the University of New Haven

Our Mission Statement
To prepare our students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing them the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative and discovery-based learning.


The University of New Haven is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Recent Awards

The University of New Haven has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings as one of the “Best in the Northeast” for 2015 (read the full press release).

The University of New Haven has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-2015 school year. The University of New Haven is one of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on its excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities, and successful outcomes (read the full press release).

For the third year in a row, UNH ranks in the top 15% of more than 12,000 colleges and universities that serve military personnel by “G.I. Jobs” magazine (read the full press release).

Other Online Programs at UNH

We also offer an Online Masters in Criminal Justice and an Online Masters in Emergency Management

Active Connecticut police officers and firefighters may qualify for a 50% discount on tuition. In addition, IAFCI members may receive a 20% discount. Click here to learn more >