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About the Graduate School


  • Our Mission

  • To articulate and advocate for the role and value of graduate education both within the university community, and beyond.
  • To facilitate the recruitment and retention of talented men and women to Graduate Programs at the University of Rhode Island.
  • To develop and ensure adherence to standards that reinforce the quality of graduate education and to efficiently administer central processes, such as admissions, for all Graduate Programs.
  • To inspire and motivate graduate students and faculty alike to excel in the research endeavors of their chosen fields of expertise.
  • To promote the availability of the intellectual and financial resources necessary for graduate students and faculty to become exceptional learners of what is known, and discoverers of what is not known.


  • Our Vision

    The Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island seeks to facilitate the training and graduation of leaders who will be instrumental in making significant contributions to their fields of expertise in particular, and to the world-community in general. In doing so, the expectation is that our Graduate Programs will be widely respected as being among the best available anywhere.





Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award


Dr. Amir Nasrolahi Shirazi
Department - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dissertation Title - "Cyclic Peptides: Design, Characterization, Self-Assembly, and Applications as Nano Drug Delivery Systems"
Major Professor - Dr. Keykavous Parang


Dr. Adam Moore
Department - URI/RIC Education Program
Dissertation Title - "The Development and Validation of the Family Experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorders (FEASD) Scale"
Major Professor - Dr. Joanne Eichinger

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