Graduate Programs

  • Accounting Accounting M.S. - Designed to prepare you to deal with today’s complex and competitive business environment, the M.S. degree is rapidly becoming a prerequisite for entry into public accounting.
  • Biology Biological and Environmental Sciences M.S. - This interdisciplinary program involves faculty from multiple departments and offers five diverse areas of specialization, ranging from molecular biology to sustainable agriculture systems.
  • Biology Biological and Environmental Sciences Ph.D. - This interdisciplinary program involves faculty from multiple departments and offers five diverse areas of specialization, ranging from molecular biology to sustainable agriculture systems.
  • Business Administration Business Administration Ph.D. - In this mentor-based program, you will take formal coursework in the first two years, and work closely with faculty on research projects in your area of specialization throughout the program.
  • Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering – Polymer Certificate - Targeted toward students with a bachelor's degree in an engineering or science field, the program provides opportunities for students to improve their knowledge of polymers in areas outside of their specific field of expertise, and to apply their technical knowledge to problems in polymer engineering and science.
  • Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering M.S. - The M.S. program gives you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in chemical engineering through research and coursework. Topics include a broad range of specializations.
  • Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Ph.D. - The Ph.D. program is research-focused. It provides an opportunity to deepen your chemical engineering knowledge through pursuing a research project chosen from within a broad range of specializations. Coursework can draw from many disciplines.
  • Chemistry Chemistry M.S. - Develop the skills needed to conduct specialized laboratory research in preparation for careers in highly competitive chemical and biological industries.
  • Chemistry Chemistry Ph.D. - Develop the skills needed to conduct specialized laboratory research in preparation for careers in highly competitive chemical and biological industries.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S. - Learn to build bridges spanning great distances, deliver clean water to millions of people, identify the best way to route billions of dollars in goods, and design next-generation renewable energy systems.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. - Learn to build bridges spanning great distances, deliver clean water to millions of people, identify the best way to route billions of dollars in goods, and design next-generation renewable energy systems.
  • Communication Studies Communication Studies M.A. - Prepares you to establish or further your careers as a professional in communication or related fields such as personnel, business administration, or human services, or for continuing study in a Ph.D. program.
  • Computer Science Computer Science M.S. - The M.S. program features lots of flexibility in course requirements, and is specifically designed to allow you and your advisor to determine the best program of study for your interests.
  • Computer Science Computer Science Ph.D. - Students in the Ph.D. program typically conduct a major research project with one of our research groups to produce new intellectual contributions to the Computer Science field.
  • Cyber Security Cyber Security Graduate Certificate - A tech-oriented degree integrated with cyber security practice. It can be completed online, with no formal technical training required.
  • Cyber Security Cyber Security Professional Science Masters Degree (PSM) - Designed for working professionals who have already completed a four-year undergraduate degree, this fully online program allows you to complete your degree at your own pace, within an approved course track in a specific area.
  • Dietetics Dietetics M.S. - This online program is designed to provide academic training for students who are currently completing ACEND-accredited dietetic internship programs. 
  • Digital Forensics Digital Forensics Graduate Certificate - A tech-oriented degree integrated with cyber security practice. It can be completed online, with no formal technical training required.
  • Digital Literacy Digital Literacy Graduate Certificate - This is a 12-credit graduate program for educators, librarians and media professionals who want to learn to use, create and share digital texts, tools and technologies. 
  • Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice - The DNP program prepares clinicians capable of translating scientific findings, evaluating outcomes and programs, producing clinical scholarship, and transforming health care systems and policies.
  • Education Education M.A. - Designed for teachers who have already been certified in elementary or secondary education as part of their undergraduate degree, and want to obtain a master’s degree with a declared specialization.
  • Education Education M.A. with Teacher Certification - Designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than elementary or secondary education, the M.A./TCP lets you obtain your teacher certification along with your master’s degree.
  • Education Education Ph.D. - Offered jointly with Rhode Island College, this program offers reform-minded professionals a unique way to advance their research knowledge and skills, and to address educational problems in a variety of settings.
  • Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering M.S. - Primarily a coursework-oriented program, the M.S. offers a wide variety of specializations in electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Ph.D. - Primarily a research-oriented program, the Ph.D. offers a wide variety of specializations in electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering.
  • English English M.A. - This highly competitive program offers a low faculty/student ratio, so you'll receive personalized attention and be encouraged to publish your work and to deliver conference papers.
  • English English Ph.D. - With a low faculty/student ratio and an actively publishing faculty interested in sharing their time and interests, students receive personalized attention and are encouraged to publish their work, participate in conferences, and present creative work in public venues. 
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Environmental and Natural Resource Economics M.S. - The program offers an opportunity to work on applied and theoretical issues in the area of natural resource economics, with an emphasis on coastal and marine resource development and management. 
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Environmental and Natural Resources Economics Ph.D. - The program offers an opportunity to work on applied and theoretical issues in the area of natural resource economics, with an emphasis on coastal and marine resource development and management. 
  • Finance Finance M.S. - The program builds strong technical and analytical skills in the principles and application of finance, preparing you to address issues in fields such as corporate finance, investment, risk management and personal financial planning.
  • Community Planning Graduate Certificate in Community Planning - Provides advanced instruction and training in community planning and development to address contemporary planning challenges at different geographical levels in the United States.
  • Electrical Engineering Graduate Certificate in Embedded Systems - This 12-credit certificate program provides practicing engineers the opportunity to update and renew themselves with the latest knowledge and skills in the ever evolving field of embedded systems.
  • Fashion Graduate Certificate in Fashion Merchandising - This program is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree who wish to further their education to gain a fundamental understanding of fashion merchandising.
  • Gender and Women's Studies Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies - This 15-credit interdisciplinary program allows you to develop expertise in gender and women's studies theory and methodology.
  • GIS Remote Sensing Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS) - This 15-credit program provides students advanced training in using geospatial technologies to address analytical problems where location is an essential parameter.
  • Hydrology Graduate Certificate in Hydrology - This 15-credit program provides students advanced training in the practice and processes that affect the availability and quality of groundwater and surface water resources.
  • Graduate Certificate in Labor Relations and Human Resources - This 12-credit program is designed for students who hold or seek labor relations or human resource positions in labor, business, or government organizations, and want to enhance their professional credentials.
  • Neuroscience Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience - This 12-credit program is for students who do not seek a neuroscience degree, but wants official recognition of specific training and instruction in neuroscience.
  • A hand holding a stylus, on top of a tablet Graduate Certificate in Science Writing and Rhetoric - This graduate certificate program combines graduate-level training and an off-campus internship in science writing and rhetoric to provide a solid foundation and skills for taking complex scientific results and communicating them to both specialist and non-scientific audiences, including the public and policy makers.
  • History History M.A. - This flexible, cross-disciplinary program offers three primary concentrations, along with the option for a minor concentration in another field such as English, women's studies, political science or marine affairs.
  • Human Development and Family Studies Human Development and Family Studies M.S. - Designed to immerse you in a specialized area of human development and family studies, the M.S. program provides a strong emphasis on policy, research, and practical knowledge of the field.
  • Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineering Ph.D. - This versatile program lets you develop individual programs of study in service and enterprise systems and manufacturing systems, with options for interdisciplinary study in areas like health care, transportation, ocean engineering, and biomedical engineering.
  • Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Neuroscience M.S. - Whether you want to integrate neuroscience expertise into your current professional development, or to specialize in one of several areas of focus, the INP offers in-depth training in the neurosciences, with practical, hands-on laboratory skills and significant research experience.
  • Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D. - Whether you want to integrate neuroscience expertise into your current professional development, or to specialize in one of several areas of focus, the INP offers in-depth training in the neurosciences, with practical, hands-on laboratory skills and significant research experience.
  • International Relations M.A. - Designed for students who are working or intend to work in the area of international relations, diplomacy, international development, and global peace studies, the M.A. program teaches you to apply theories and practices to real-world global problems through specialized training and experiential learning.
  • Kinesiology Kinesiology M.S. - The M.S. program is designed for students who might want to pursue future study in a doctoral program, or work in a variety of organizations with an interest in the promotion of regular physical activity.
  • Labor Relations and Human Resources M.S. - This 30-credit multidisciplinary program prepares students for work in labor unions, business firms, educational organizations, government agencies and non-profit enterprises.
  • Marine Affairs Marine Affairs M.A. - Designed to educate students in the interdisciplinary analysis needed for effective marine and coastal management, the program offers a solid foundation in issues confronting policymakers, environmental managers, and businesses at every governmental level.
  • Marine Affairs Marine Affairs Ph.D. - With a focus on coastal/ocean management, policy, and law, the Ph.D. program is designed to serve the needs of individuals who will be working in government, research institutes, consulting, and academia.
  • Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Designed to prepare you for leadership positions in business, government, and nonprofit organizations, the MBA program offers a global perspective while stressing the ethical and environmental responsibilities inherent in all management activities.
  • Environmental Science and Management Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) - This is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental program focused on building expertise for working professionals who want to further their careers with private sector firms, governmental agencies, or non-profit organizations.
  • Library and Information Studies Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) - This 18-credit customizable degree prepares you for professional service and leadership in libraries and other organizations, including information positions in business and government.
  • Marine Affairs Master of Marine Affairs (MMA) - Designed to educate students in the interdisciplinary analysis needed for effective marine and coastal management, the program offers a solid foundation in issues confronting policymakers, environmental managers, and businesses at every governmental level.
  • Music Master of Music (MM) - Offering several options within the music performance and music education specializations, the MM prepares students to be professional performers, conductors, composers, and music teachers.
  • Oceanography Master of Oceanography - Designed for students who want to continue their education in ocean environmental management and assessment, maritime industries, fisheries, science communication, ocean policy and law, the MO program prepares you to apply ocean science and technology to real-world problems.
  • Public Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Offered jointly with Rhode Island College, this flexible Providence-based program draws from a rich and rigorous curriculum, combined with experiential education, that will prepare you to be a leader in public policy and administration.
  • Mathematics Mathematics M.S. - The M.S. degree allows you to individualize your program of study, so in addition to courses in mathematics, you might include courses in computer science, engineering, and other applied areas.
  • Mathematics Mathematics Ph.D. - The Ph.D. degree allows you to individualize your program of study, so in addition to courses in mathematics, you might include courses in computer science, engineering, and other applied areas.
  • Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics M.S. - This versatile degree allows you to develop an individualized program of study in mechanical systems/design, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, or thermal science. In addition, there are opportunities for interdisciplinary programs such as biomechanics, geomechanics, manufacturing, material science, ocean engineering, and micro/nano sciences.
  • Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Ph.D. - This versatile degree allows you to develop an individualized program of study in mechanical systems/design, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, or thermal science. In addition, there are opportunities for interdisciplinary programs such as biomechanics, geomechanics, manufacturing, material science, ocean engineering, and micro/nano sciences.
  • Medical Physics Medical Physics M.S. - This two-year degree, in partnership with Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University's Alpert Medical School, and the RI Nuclear Science Center, provides you with basic education in medical physics and prepares you to continue your education and career in medical physics.
  • Nursing Nursing M.S. - Offering several areas of specialization, the M.S. program provides advanced preparation for professional nurses to assume leadership roles in a variety of settings.
  • Nursing Nursing Ph.D. - This 35-credit program prepares nurse scholars and researchers capable of advancing nursing knowledge through the development and testing of nursing theory and the conduct of research in clinical practice.
  • Nursing Nursing Post-Masters Certificate - Designed for nurses who already have a master's degree, this program offers advanced education in one of four concentrations, preparing you for leadership roles in primary health care, acute and critical care settings, and as educators of nursing care.
  • Dietetics Nutrition and Food Sciences M.S. - Offering several areas of specialization, the program offers both an M.S. only option, and a Dietetic Internship option that provides supervised learning experiences in a variety of facilities throughout southern New England.
  • Ocean Engineering Ocean Engineering M.S. - Led by faculty with broad and interdisciplinary research interests, graduate ocean engineering students can choose from a diverse group of courses in ocean related subjects, preparing them for jobs in large and small corporations, consulting firms, and government research laboratories.
  • Ocean Engineering Ocean Engineering Ph.D. - Led by faculty with broad and interdisciplinary research interests, graduate ocean engineering students can choose from a diverse group of courses in ocean related subjects, preparing them for jobs in large and small corporations, consulting firms, and government research laboratories.
  • Oceanography Oceanography M.S. - This flexible program allows you to focus on a specific area of oceanography – biological, chemical, geological, and physical – as well as in interdisciplinary and related areas such as atmospheric chemistry.
  • Oceanography Oceanography Ph.D. - This flexible program allows you to focus on a specific area of oceanography – biological, chemical, geological, and physical – as well as in interdisciplinary and related areas such as atmospheric chemistry.
  • Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences M.S. - Offering programs and specializations in highly sought after fields, the M.S. program allows you to study with faculty who are world-renowned, respected experts in basic, clinical, and applied pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. - Offering programs and specializations in highly sought after fields, the Ph.D. program allows you to study with faculty who are world-renowned, respected experts in basic, clinical, and applied pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Physics Physics M.S. - The M.S. program offers considerable flexibility in course selection, including those from other disciplines, allowing you to create a highly individualized program of study.
  • Physics Physics Ph.D. - The Ph.D. program offers considerable flexibility in course selection, including those from other disciplines, allowing you to create a highly individualized program of study. 
  • Psychology Psychology Ph.D. - The Ph.D. program offers three specializations that prepare you for roles in a variety of settings including clinical, educational, research, social service, and private sector.
  • Library and Information Studies School Library Media Certification Program - The School Library Media program is a track within the 36-credit hour MLIS program, enabling students to earn the MLIS degree while qualifying for School Library Media Certification in Rhode Island and other states in the Interstate Certificate Compact (including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont). 
  • Psychology School Psychology M.S. - This three-year program provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a practicing school psychologist, and allows you to focus on one or more functional areas such as assessment, intervention, prevention, reading and literacy, and multicultural competence.
  • Education Special Education M.A. - This program provides you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work collaboratively with other school professionals to plan and implement high quality inclusive educational programs for elementary and secondary students with mild or moderate disabilities.
  • Speech Language Pathology Speech Language Pathology M.S. - This program provides academic and clinical training for students who are preparing for professional practice in speech-language pathology, where they will work to prevent, diagnose, and treat a variety of communication and swallowing disorders, and may be employed in schools, hospitals, and clinics.
  • Statistics Statistics M.S. - Focused on applied statistics, this program will prepare you to solve problems using real-world applications in areas such as ecology, biostatistics, industrial engineering and computer science, giving you a real advantage in the job market.
  • Systems Engineering Systems Engineering M.S. - This versatile degree allows you to create an individualized program within one of two specialization areas, with options to include interdisciplinary programs such as logistics, supply chain management, health care systems, transportation, human factors, material science, ocean engineering, and biomedical engineering.
  • Fashion Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design M.S. - A degree in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design covers the entire supply chain, preparing you for the wide range of careers the industry offers. Choose from three specializations that offer advanced study in areas ranging from color science and quality control, to history and conservation, to retailing and consumer behavior.