Office of Graduate Studies

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What We Do

We support our students, mostly working professionals, as they manage career, family, and graduate school. We offer one of the most affordable master’s degrees in the Northeast, creating pathways to new professional options and career advancement.

Contact Information
Dean's Office

Leslie Schuster
Interim Dean​
graduatestudies@ric.edu

The path to professional opportunities and career advancement begins at Rhode Island College. Our nationally recognized graduate programs include 30 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 21 certificates of graduate study.

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The RIC Advantage: Quality Graduate Education Without the Debt

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

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Graduate Programs Areas of Study

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.

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Bachelor's to Master's Programs

An additional year may earn you an additional degree. Rhode Island College offers four programs
to accelerate your qualifications: