The RIC Advantage
Experience Quality Graduate Education – Advance your career with nationally recognized graduate programs
Discover and Develop your Passions – Choose from over 30 graduate programs to help you explore your interests and develop your potential
Learn from Extraordinary Faculty – Study with faculty who bring the excitement of their research and their professional experiences to the classroom
Work with Committed Students – Learn with other professionals who share your enthusiasm and dedication
Benefit from Stimulating Learning Environments – Choose from an array of learning experiences including seminars, field experience and online learning
Participate in Service Opportunities – Commit your talents to meaningful service projects at the state, regional, national and international levels
Graduate Studies at Rhode Island College
What is the “typical” profile of a graduate student at RIC? The answer to that question is easy - the best professionals in the state. Most students in RIC’s 35 nationally-recognized graduate programs and 13 graduate certificate programs are professionals returning to school to improve their skills. They share a few characteristics with the undergraduate on campus: many are first-generation students, and most are making personal sacrifices to further their educations and careers. All of them benefit from the incredible commitment and dedication of the faculty in the graduate programs.
Most graduate students hold down jobs, often full-time, and juggle work, family and studies with remarkable aplomb. They are accountants, nurses, social workers, teachers, creative writers, historians, and artists. They are intent on acquiring both academic and professional qualifications as they complete their degrees, and they feel strongly about using their gifts to help others. They maintain a strong tradition of cooperation with each other, offering support along the way and in many cases developing strong networks that last long after they leave RIC.