Why RWU?

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Convenience and Flexibility

Designed to meet the diverse needs of recent graduates and working professionals, graduate programs at RWU are offered in on-campus, hybrid, and online formats across its two campuses in Bristol and Providence, RI. Study part-time or full-time in a format that is convenient for your busy personal and professional life.

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Learn by Doing

Success often begins outside the classroom for RWU graduate students. Whether you take part in an internship, practicum, community-based project, study abroad experience, or comprehensive research project, your educational journey at RWU extends far beyond the walls of a traditional classroom. 

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A Personalized Education

With an average five-to-one student/faculty ratio, graduate students are anything but anonymous at RWU. You'll be more than a name to your professors - students often land coveted internships and careers because of the deep bonds they form with their graduate faculty.  

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Commitment to Community

Honoring the legacy of Roger Williams, an impassioned 17th century public servant who fought feverishly for religious freedom and social justice, education at RWU provides degree programs that are not only personally enriching, but also focus on deliberately connecting students to the community through classroom-based projects, internships, and service learning. Many of these opportunities are connected to the University’s Community Partnerships Center, the interdisciplinary hub for projects of all kinds that connect nonprofit organizations, government agencies, community-based organizations, and others to RWU students. 

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Preparing for Success

Whether you’re looking for personal enrichment, a necessary credential for your field, or the next step up the professional ladder, RWU is committed to providing you with a quality graduate education that is responsive to the needs of today's workforce. Faculty are both academically and professionally qualified, providing you with a rich classroom experience and an eye to current trends and activities in the field.