Providence College - Master's Degree

Providence College is a Catholic, Dominican, liberal arts institution of higher education and a community committed to academic excellence in pursuit of the truth, growth in virtue, and service of God and neighbor.

School Description

Providence College was founded by the Dominican Friars at the invitation of Bishop Harkins to provide a Catholic education in the arts and sciences. The 63,000-square-foot Ruane Center for the Humanities, which opened in 2013, is Providence College’s signature academic building. A number of prominent local and national politicians and judges are Providence College alumni; including former United States Senator from Connecticut Chris Dodd and his father, Thomas J. Dodd, also a long-serving U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

Master Programs

  • 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02908, USA

    Biblical Studies

    USD 46,970 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02908, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 46,970 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02908, USA


    USD 46,970 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02908, USA


    USD 46,970 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02908, USA


    USD 46,970 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • 1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02908, USA


    USD 46,970 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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    Forbes (USA) 151
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 173

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.10
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 90
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00


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    Established in 1917


    U.S. News has ranked Providence College as one of the top master’s level colleges and universities in the North for twelve consecutive years.

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          • Testimony
            1990-2003, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            I graduated from PC in 2003. As an alumnus, and someone that currently has a career in development in higher education, I have really come to appreciate the benefits and pride that comes with having had a PC education. I enjoy reading communications from the Providence College Alumni Association, love following PC athletics, and feel that as an alumnus I am solicited in a way that is reasonable and respectful. I am happy with the quality of education I received at Providence and even more grateful for the friendships that came with the experience.

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            1968-1972, BS, Sociology

            The College gave me life-long friends and interests. As a liberal arts foundation, the College initiated my path towards social justice. Providence College always raises my expectations for people and opportunities. My four years provided a way to think above conservative fears and resistance to view real potentials. I suppose that why I've worked for 40 years pursuing care and integration in the field of disability through scientific and social research.

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            1975-1979, Bachelor of Arts

            Providence College was important to my growth as a person and professional because it taught me how to think, not what to think. Through programs such as Western Civilization, philosophy, and theology, Providence gives its students the opportunity to make connections, to think critically, to synthesize and evaluate rather than simply react or go along with the crowd. Another key advantage at Providence is the Dominican community and culture. The intellectual rigor of the Order underlies all the academic work, and the spiritual comfort offered by the priests is available to all those who choose to embrace it.