Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog

Degree Programs - Graduate

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.)

The C.A.G.S. is a degree program consisting of a minimum of 24-post master’s credit hours that prepare candidates for positions and competencies in education and related fields for which the master’s degree is not sufficient. The C.A.G.S. is offered in the following areas:

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

The D.N.P. degree is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses as leaders, clinical scholars and experts with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to negotiate and influence the healthcare system to improve health outcomes of individuals, systems and populations.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The M.A. degree is offered in the following areas:

  • Art with concentrations in
    • Art Education
    • Media Studies
  • Biology
  • Counseling with concentration in:
    • School Counseling
  • English
  • English with concentrations in
    • Creative Writing
  • History
  • Individualized Master of Arts
  • Mathematical Studies with concentrations in
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics for the Professions
  • Psychology

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

The M.A.T. degree is offered in the following areas:

  • English
  • English

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The M.Ed. degree is offered in the following areas:

Master of Music Education (M.M.Ed.)

The M.M.Ed. degree is offered for persons certified to teach music. However, students seeking initial certification are required to enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.Ac.)

The M.P.Ac. degree is offered in professional accountancy, with concentrations in accounting information systems and personal financial planning.

Master of Science (M.S.)

The M.S. degree is offered in:

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

The M.S.N. degree is designed to prepare expert nurses for advanced practice roles. There are three
specialty concentrations: (1) adult/gerontology acute care (CNS or NP role), (2) nurse anesthesia, and
(3) population/public health.

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

The M.S.W. degree prepares social workers for advanced professional practice in one of two areas of concentration: clinical and macro. The clinical concentration prepares students to work with individuals and families across the lifespan. The macro concentration prepares students for policy practice and leadership roles within organizations.

Ph.D. in Education Program

The Ph.D. in education is offered jointly by Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. This cooperative program, which draws on the resources of two strong institutions, has been designed for the crucial mission of preparing leaders of effective, research-based educational reform.

Individualized Graduate Degree Programs

Individualized graduate degrees are offered in the C.A.G.S., M.A., M.Ed. and M.S. programs. Essentially interdisciplinary in nature, these programs provide students with the opportunity to pursue graduate work in areas of specific academic interest or need. These programs may be oriented toward special career preparation or toward unique scholarly pursuits.

Admission standards for all individualized programs are comparable to those of the department or departments involved. All graduate division criteria also apply. Admission is subject to the criteria approved by the Committee on Individualized Graduate Programs which approves all plans of study.

Students who are interested in an individualized graduate program should first consult with the Dean of Graduate Studies to receive advisement and the special forms for application.