Welcome to the Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island, a community of innovative scholars committed to creating new knowledge by bridging the realm of the present with the realm of the possible. At the University of Rhode Island we welcome big thinkers with bright minds to work with our world renowned faculty and study with exceptional student colleagues. A pervasive spirit of inquiry thrives on this campus, enabling us to produce knowledge and scholarship that is relevant and in demand globally. Whether you seek to study oceanography, psychology, English literature, or you are interested in some of our professional or certificate programs, rest assured that our faculty will challenge you to take charge of your education, think big, and make the most of your time in and out of the classroom. A graduate degree from the University of Rhode Island will undoubtedly open doors for your career, but it is up to you to walk through them. I strongly encourage you to consider the University of Rhode Island as you apply to graduate school and I hope to welcome you to our community of scholars in this small, special place.
Nasser H. Zawia, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School