2014-2015 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:

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 concentrations in:
    • Agency Counseling (Currently not accepting students)
    • Co-Occurring Disorders (Currently not accepting students)
    • 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:

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 the following area: Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

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 is designed to prepare social workers for advanced professional practice. The program offers 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.

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. All plans of study must be approved by the committee.

Students who are interested in an individualized graduate program should first consult with the dean responsible for that program to receive advisement and the special forms for application.