Graduate Area of Study

Math and Sciences Programs

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Our master's program in mathematical studies will deepen your understanding of advanced mathematics and their role in the world. Students will build on their undergraduate studies, developing quantitative and abstract reasoning and the ability to use mathematics as a computational and analytical tool. Our program produces graduates who exhibit knowledge, comprehension, and creativity in the practice of mathematics as they pursue a variety of career opportunities.

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  • Business Analyst and Statistician
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Biology

About this Program

The M.A. in biology program allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge base, engage in independent research and data analysis, and develop advanced scientific writing and oral communication skills.

Why Rhode Island College?

Graduate students in the M.A. in biology program design and execute an original field or laboratory-based research project, conduct literature searches on timely biological topics, evaluate and synthesize primary source materials and develop the advanced scientific writing and oral communication skills necessary to interact effectively with fellow scientists in the professional arena.

Program Information

Degree
Master of Arts

Mathematical Studies

About this Program

The M.A. in mathematical studies provides a solid foundation in some of the major areas of mathematics, an appreciation for the structures and theories of advanced mathematics and a deeper understanding of the role of mathematics in the world. This program will help you develop quantitative and abstract reasoning and the ability to use mathematics as a computational and analytical tool. Our department strives to produce graduates who exhibit knowledge, comprehension and creativity in the practice of mathematics as they pursue a variety of career opportunities.

Why Rhode Island College?

In the mathematical sciences graduate program, each student has an individualized plan of study based on their goals and interests. Instructors include award-winning teachers and some of the most enthusiastic professors on staff. Our graduates go on to success in business, teaching and in PhD programs, and they give rave reviews about our program.

Program Information

Degree
Master of Arts
Concentrations
Mathematics, Mathematics for the Professions

Modern Biological Sciences

About this Program

This program provides for the advanced study of the biological sciences and their application in the laboratory.

Why Rhode Island College?

Upon completion you will have research experience and written communication skills in a specific area of biology, demonstrate advanced knowledge through graduate-level course work, and be prepared for the rigors of professional programs.

Contact Information

Dr. Deborah E. Britt

Assistant Professor

Program Information

Degree
Certificate of Graduate Study

Psychology

About this Program

Our program educates students about the major content areas and science of psychology. They attain an understanding of psychological theory, principles, scientific methods and data analysis. They also grasp the ability to be critical consumers of psychological literature and the ability to conduct independent research. Prospective graduates prepare to integrate psychological principles and methods of inquiry in applied and/or research settings. With a diverse student body that includes recent college graduates and returning adult learners, this program offers a variety of career goals ranging from professional development to pre-doctoral preparation.

Why Rhode Island College?

The M.A. in Psychology is the only terminal master's degree in Rhode Island to offer graduate education in the general science of psychology. The faculty at RIC have expertise in a variety of areas and work closely with students in the classroom and in research. Full-time faculty members teach the courses, and the low student-faculty ratio offers a personalized experience.

Program Information

Degree
Master of Arts