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Graduate Studies at Rhode Island College​​​​

Graduate Studies 2021

The path to career advancement begins at Rhode Island College. Our nationally recognized graduate programs include more than 35 master’s degrees in healthcare, counseling, social work, business, management, teaching, community leadership, and arts and sciences – plus doctoral programs in education and nursing, and 18 certificates of graduate study.

Even now in these uncertain times, we must BE BOLD. There is no better time to advance your career with a graduate degree from Rhode Island College.

Learn about our programs from faculty and student videos.

Learn details about our programs.

Graduate Studies Open House 2020

The RIC Advantage

Geared toward adult learners and working professionals, we offer one of the most affordable master’s degrees in the Northeast, putting career advancement within reach and creating pathways to Ph.D.s and M.D.s

With personalized, hands-on learning experiences, we create dynamic learning environments and offer robust programs. Our graduates pursue their passion and achieve success in their work and their lives. But, don’t take it from us, here is what our graduates have to say:

Elene Yee portrait photograph

Elena Yee

Feinstein School of Education
and Human Development

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Class of 2017

"I continue to be grateful for my graduate studies at RIC and for the excellent faculty for which I was privileged to learn from to allow me to be a successful clinical mental health counselor at Alfred University
in upstate New York. "

Nadima Skeff

Nadima Skeff

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Youth Education and Leadership, I.M.Ed.
Spring 2019

"I was honored to be part of the Youth Development Department (YDEV) under an Individualized Studies Master Degree.
​My department went above and beyond to support me in so many capacities."

Yanilda Goris

Yanilda Goris

Feinstein School of Education
and Human Development

CAGS School Psychology
Class of ​2018

"I had the best 3 years of my life in the School Psychology program at RIC and if I could have stayed a couple more years to get my Ph.D. I would in a heartbeat. What I loved most about the program is the supportive relationships I ​had with my professors."

Omar Reyes

Omar Reyes

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

May 2018

"My mother had a 7th grade education and my father an 11th grade education so I had never envisioned myself completing a bachelor’s degree, let alone a master’s. It wasn’t until I inquired about Graduate programs at RIC that I saw this possible."

Prospective Students

Rhode Island College offers more than 30 graduate degrees and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, and in areas of social, public, and community services. Selected curricula are offered within the liberal arts and in applied and practitioner-oriented fields within the service sector through the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work.

RIC graduate symposium 

Graduate Students

RIC blends rigorous, innovative and experiential learning environments with affordable tuition to ensure that our graduates find their passions and attain success in the workplace.​

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Contact Information

Leslie Schuster, Interim Dean, ​Graduate Studies

Gaige Hall 005, Lower Level​​​

Page last updated: March 11, 2021