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Graduate Studies and Continuing Education

Our graduate offerings include 14 master's degree programs and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations, and nursing. Many degree programs offer a selection of focused areas of concentration, and/or the option of a four-course graduate certificate. Our continuing education program offers a bachelor's degree in nursing for licensed registered nurses.

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

Business Administration 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

Counseling: Holistic

Our programs in holistic studies - including holistic counseling and expressive and creative arts - incorporate the best in counselor education training with a holistic perspective.

M.A. in Holistic Counseling

M.A. in Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Certificates in Holistic Counseling

Certificates in Expressive and Creative Arts

Counseling: Rehabilitation

Our rehabilitation counseling programs prepares students for counseling careers in a variety of settings, and for licensure as mental health counselors.

M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling

M.A. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Certificates in Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling

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

Health Care Administration

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

Holistic Leadership

Our unique holistic leadership program is an integrative field of study where students learn theory and practice to gain skills that effect change in areas such as education, business, nonprofits, government, health care and the arts.

M.A. in Holistic Leadership

Certificates in Holistic Leadership


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.

Ph.D. in Humanities

M.A. 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.

Ph.D. in International Relations

M.A. and Certificate in International Relations


Our graduate and continuing education programs in nursing develop professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded and clinically competent health care providers.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

M.S. in Nursing

RN to B.S. in Nursing