The Graduate Experience

Small campus personality. Big campus opportunity.

Where experience meets opportunity.

Earning a graduate degree or certificate is a critical step for personal and professional success. At RWU, we go a step further. Our students embrace experiences throughout their studies inside and outside the classroom, offering them a deeply enriching education followed by valuable career opportunities after graduation. Whether you want to study on campus or online, part-time or full-time, in Bristol or Providence, RWU has a program and delivery available to meet your needs and schedule.

RWU Launches One-Year Master's in Special Education

Featuring inclusive practices and extensive fieldwork, RWU’s M.A. Special Education program is the only program in Rhode Island that can be completed in just one year, as well as two years of part-time study.

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Melissa Russano

Experimental Social Psychologist

Melissa Russano Professor
Criminal Justice

Since Dr. Melissa Russano came to Roger Williams University, she’s been sharing her extensive expertise in the field of interrogation techniques with her students and the community.

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MPA graduates march as part of the 2017 Commencement at Roger Williams University

The RWU Difference

Whether you are looking for convenience and flexibility while earning your degree, a curriculum that offers a breadth of opportunities for gaining experience both inside and outside the classroom, or an educational philosophy focused on service and social justice, a RWU graduate education offers it all.

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Side-by-side photos of the RWU Bristol Campus and the Providence skyline

A Tale of Two Campuses

Graduate students at RWU study at one of two campuses: our main campus, situated on scenic Mount Hope Bay in Bristol, RI, and our metro campus, located in the heart of the state capital, Providence, RI. Each campus plays a vital role in the University's commitment to supporting and growing the local economy and providing vital resources to nonprofit organizations, corporations, and municipal governments throughout the State of Rhode Island. 

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An RWU Architect Travels the World and Uses Design to Protect Gorillas

Since earning her master of architecture degree at RWU, Emily Goldenberg '11 has worked on projects all over the world, and is now designing a center for education on mountain gorilla conservation in Kigali, Rwanda.

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