The Graduate Experience

Small campus personality. Big campus opportunity.

Where experience meets opportunity.

Earning a graduate degree or certificate is a critical step for personal and professional success. At ż, we go a step further. Our students embrace experiences throughout their studies inside and outside the classroom, offering them a deeply enriching education followed by valuable career opportunities after graduation. Whether you want to study on campus or online, part-time or full-time, in ż or Providence, ż has a program and delivery available to meet your needs and schedule.

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ż Launches Interdisciplinary Master's Degree in Real Estate

Far from merely buying and selling homes, the field of real estate is expanding rapidly and the factors that impact the ability to access, afford, build, and sustain housing are incredibly complex. This new program, and an accompanying graduate certificate, offers wide-ranging coursework that spans topics in design, finance, management, construction, regulatory affairs, environmental conditions, and social policy. The degree can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis with hybrid evening and online coursework. 

The Real Estate Program
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Leadership in Action for Women's Rights

Kelly Nevins, ż Class of 2015

Kelly Nevins '15 uses her leadership skills to work toward gender equity through systemic change in Rhode Island.

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Meet Our Students

One of the best ways to learn about ż is directly from our students. Our Graduate Program Ambassadors are available to you throughout your graduate school search and application process. Whether you want to hear about their student experience at ż or hear their advice on selecting the right graduate school, they're here for anything you need. 

Meet our Graduate Program Ambassadors
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The ż Difference

Whether you are looking for convenience and flexibility while earning your degree, a curriculum that offers a breadth of opportunities for gaining experience both inside and outside the classroom, or an educational philosophy focused on service and social justice, a ż graduate education offers it all.

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A Tale of Two Campuses

Graduate students at ż study at one of two campuses: our main campus, situated on scenic Mount Hope Bay in ż, RI, and our metro campus, located in the heart of the state capital, Providence, RI. Each campus plays a vital role in the University's commitment to supporting and growing the local economy and providing vital resources to nonprofit organizations, corporations, and municipal governments throughout the State of Rhode Island. 

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A Passion for Forensic Psychology

Morgan Branco always liked psychology and law, but knew that she didn’t want to be a lawyer. She researched other career paths that combine psychology and law and discovered forensic psychology. Now, she is passionate about the field. 

“Being able to assess and help underserved populations is always something I’ve been interested in,” she said. 

Branco is now pursuing her PsyD at Nova Southeastern University and is the president of the Forensic Advocates for Rehabilitation and Reintegration (FARR) there. 

Morgan's Story

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