Graduate Studies and Continuing Education

Our graduate and continuing education offerings include 13 master's degree programs with options for concentrations, a doctoral program in humanities and the Doctor of Nursing Practice, along with a bachelor's degree in nursing for licensed registered nurses. Many programs also provide options for four-course graduate certificates.

Our programs feature small classes led by faculty with real-world experience and the opportunity to take courses on campus in Newport, at the Center for Adult Education in Warwick or online. Each program provides unique and individualized opportunities for personal growth, interaction with experienced faculty members and ethical development.

Programs are available in a variety of formats, including classroom-based semester-long courses, compressed seven-week courses and hybrid courses that combine online learning with the classroom experience.

Graduate Studies and Continuing Education Areas of Study

Administration of Justice and Homeland Security

Our programs in administration of justice and homeland security cultivate leaders and practitioners ready to tackle the security issues of today's increasingly technological and global environment. Using an analytical approach to practice, our programs meet the world's ever-changing demand for experts in security, intelligence, threat analysis and management, technology and leadership.

M.S. in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security

Certificates in Administration of Justice

Applied Behavior Analysis

Originally known as a treatment for children with autism, applied behavior analysis is one of the fastest-growing professional areas in psychology. Our applied behavior analysis programs produce professionals who are ready to enter a robust workforce and fill the need for board-certified behavior analysts in a variety of settings.

M.A. and CAGS in Applied Behavior Analysis

Catholic School Leadership

Our four-course certificate in Catholic school leadership is a one-year program for Catholic school leaders and those who aspire to become one. Coursework addresses the four major benchmarks identified in the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools: mission and Catholic identity, academic excellence, governance and leadership, and operational vitality.

CGS in Catholic School Leadership

Counseling, Leadership and Expressive Arts

Our programs in holistic studies - including holistic counseling, holistic leadership and expressive and creative arts - develop skilled professionals who take a holistic approach to their work as counselors and leadership specialists.

Expressive and Creative Arts (Certificates)

Holistic Counseling (Master's Degrees)

Holistic Counseling (Certificates)

Holistic Leadership (Master's Degree)

Holistic Leadership (Certificates)

Rehabilitation Counseling (Master's Degrees)

Rehabilitation Counseling (Certificates)

Health Care Administration and Management

Health care is a rapidly changing industry with a constant demand for innovative and dynamic professionals. Our programs in health care administration and management prepare motivated individuals for management positions in hospitals, health systems, mental health facilities, physician practices, and government and non-government agencies.

M.S. in Health Care Administration and Management

Certificates in Health Care Administration and Management


Our humanities programs utilize an interdisciplinary curriculum to explore complex questions about the human condition and provide insight into how we understand ourselves and our role in today's world.

M.A. in Humanities

Ph.D. in Humanities

International Relations

Our programs in international relations help professionals and military officers hone the critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the complex field of foreign affairs.

M.A. and CGS in International Relations

Ph.D. in International Relations

MBA and Management

Our programs in business and management prepare professionals to successfully lead and manage within today's ever-evolving and increasingly global business environment.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

M.S. in Innovation and Strategic Management

Certificates in Business


Our graduate and continuing education programs in nursing – including the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the RN to B.S. in nursing – develop professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded and clinically competent health care providers.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

RN to B.S. in Nursing

The Newport MFA in Creative Writing

Our vibrant low-residency program confers an MFA in creative writing in one of the world's most beautiful settings, immersing students in the creative life through an intensive study of the craft of writing guided by dedicated faculty.

The Newport MFA in Creative Writing

Ph.D in International Relations

Salve Regina is the first U.S. university to offer this program 100% online. All instructors hold doctorates and are regionally, nationally, or internationally recognized scholars.

Program Details

MFA January Residency

The Newport MFA

Salve Regina Campus, Jan. 4-13, 2019
Immerse yourself in the craft of writing. Enroll now and start your MFA journey in the new year. 

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