Graduate Programs

Backed by more than 50 years of academic rigor and an outstanding reputation as one of the area's top colleges, Roger Williams University offers more than a dozen graduate and certificate programs. Small classes taught by experienced faculty members lead to a personalized educational experience, which is at the heart of an RWU education. Whether you choose to pursue your education through a full-time, in-class program or through part-time, online courses, RWU has a program to fit into your busy schedule.

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  • Architecture Master's Degree

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    Architecture

    A degree in Architecture combines rigorous professional training in design, history, planning and technology with a broad liberal arts education. Our students have the opportunity to study Architecture in Europe and get their work critiqued by accomplished professionals through RWU’s one-of-a-kind Teaching Firm in Residence Program. When you complete this accredited program, you’ll be prepared to take the next step toward becoming a professional architect.

    On Campus

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  • Business Administration Master's Degree

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    Business Administration

    When you earn your MBA at RWU, you’ll gain the strategic thinking, problem solving and leadership skills to prepare you for the competitive business environment -- all in just one year. This accredited program combines classes in core business disciplines at our state-of-the-art Metro Campus in Providence with a required internship and international study to give you practical real-world experience both at home and on the global stage.

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  • Construction Management Master's Degree

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    Construction Management

    The accredited Construction Management program at RWU prepares future leaders of residential, commercial and highway building. Through classes, labs and hands-on projects in engineering, business, math, science, law and liberal arts, you’ll learn how to manage construction projects from start to finish -- including scheduling, budgeting, choosing materials and safely supervising people. That’s why construction employers regularly report that our graduates exceed expectations for performance.

    Hybrid, On Campus, Online
  • Criminal Justice Dual Degree, Master's Degree

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    Criminal Justice

    RWU’s interdisciplinary Criminal Justice program combines courses in policing, corrections and procedure with studies in the social sciences to introduce you to the theory and practice of criminal law and the moral complexity of the criminal justice system. Along with internships and the guidance of our faculty of experienced practitioners, you’ll be prepared for careers such as law enforcement, counseling and probation or to advance into graduate study or law school.

    On Campus, Online
  • Cybersecurity Dual Degree, Graduate Certificate, Master's Degree

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    Cybersecurity

    As technology threats continue to grow worldwide, so does the demand for highly trained cybersecurity experts. RWU’s Cybersecurity degree combines technical skills, situational management and problem solving to train you for a career in information security. Created in partnership with industry professionals, this cutting-edge program is taught online using virtual environments to simulate the operating systems that you’ll monitor on the job.

    On Campus, Online
  • Cyberspecialist Graduate Certificate

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    Cyberspecialist

    This certificate allows individuals the opportunity to explore cybersecurity without the technical requirement commitment. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in order to be eligible for Graduate Certificate Admission.

    Online

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  • Digital Forensics Graduate Certificate

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    Digital Forensics

    Study the growing field of Digital Forensics at RWU, where students learn how to solve computer crimes like viruses, data sabotage and financial fraud. Through hands-on study in our Forensics and Networking Security lab, you’ll discover how investigators acquire, analyze and manage evidence collected from computers and mobile devices, as well as how to present this evidence in court.

    On Campus, Online

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  • Forensic & Legal Psychology Master's Degree

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    Forensic & Legal Psychology

    A two-year, full-time program, the Master of Arts in Forensic & Legal Psychology is designed to prepare students for doctoral training focused on forensic or legal psychology. Students will be trained in clinical assessment and psychological testing, the diagnosis of psychopathology, treatment planning, individual and group interventions, research design, and statistical analysis and program evaluation. Research practicums or directed research are required as well as a comprehensive thesis.

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  • Forensic Mental Health Counseling Master's Degree

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    Forensic Mental Health Counseling

    A two-year, full-time, 60 credit-hour program, the Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling is designed for students who wish to provide mental health services in forensic or legal settings. Rooted in clinical practice, this program provides students with more than 200 hours of practicum work and 600 hours of internship experience. The Program also provides the appropriate foundation for future doctoral study in a Psy.D. program.​

    On Campus

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  • Leadership Graduate Certificate, Master's Degree

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    Leadership

    When you study Leadership at RWU, you aren’t just investing in your communication, negotiation and accountability skills. Our Leadership students go on to create high-performance organizations that use creativity, innovation and improvisation to adapt to the new challenges of our globalized, technological 21st century world. The dynamic leadership techniques and methods you learn through this program can help any organization succeed.

    Hybrid, Online
  • Literacy Education Master's Degree

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    Literacy Education

    When you study Literacy Education at RWU, you’ll prepare to become a certified reading specialist/consultant for preschool through grade 12. This 16-month part-time program clusters coursework and real-world field experiences into three levels -- explorations, investigations and professionalism -- to give you the knowledge and expertise to design reading programs, assess students’ needs and become a leader in literacy education.

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  • Middle School Certification Graduate Certificate

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    Middle School Certification

    When you become certified to teach middle school, you’ll learn how to help students at this critical age build upon fundamentals learned in elementary school and prepare for high school. RWU’s Middle School Certification provides Elementary and Secondary Education graduates with additional tools to succeed in the middle school classroom, including how to build a curriculum, instruct students and assess their development.

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  • Public Administration (MPA) Master's Degree

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    Public Administration (MPA)

    Uniquely set in the School of Justice Studies, RWU’s Public Administration program emphasizes accountability, transparency, ethics, privacy and participation -- values that will define your management career in government or nonprofits. By analyzing public policy, you’ll learn how to bring together diverse groups and find solutions to critical social issues, preparing you to work in a broad range of fields including healthcare, environment, fundraising and homeland security.

    Hybrid, Online
  • Public Management Graduate Certificate

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    Public Management

    When you study Public Management at RWU, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge to become a manager in the public sector. The program offers classes in a range of areas, from ethics and public law to grant writing and program evaluations. Whether you earn this certificate on its own or as part of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, you’ll develop the values of accountability, transparency, ethics, privacy and participation that are core to any government or nonprofit career.

    Hybrid, Online

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