Roger Williams University - Master's Degree

Roger Williams University is an independent, coeducational university from Bristol, Rhode Island that offers over 45 majors and 13 graduate dergrees in liberal arts, including areas of business, arts and sciences, architecture, engineering, justice studies, education, and law. Roger Williams University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

  • Average Tuition USD 39,664
  • Acceptance Rate 78%
  • Students 4,884
  • International Students 5%
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

Roger Williams University's history dates back to 1919 when it was first opened as a branch campus of the Northeastern University. In the year 1948, after closing briefly during the second world war, the institution was granted its first associate's degree by the YMCA Institute, who took over the school 8 years prior. The institution first began awarding bachelor's degrees during the 1960s under the name Roger Williams College. Its namesake, Roger Williams was a 17th-century who founded a community in Rhode Island based on the principles of conscience of freedom and social justice. In 1992, the college became Roger Williams University.

Today, Roger Williams University's campus in Bristol, Rhode Island sits on a 143-acre land overlooking the Mount Hope Bay that houses eight schools focusing on areas of business, arts and sciences, architecture, art and historic preservation, engineering, computing and construction management, justice studies, education, continuing studies, and law. With more than 70 clubs and 22 varsity athletic teams for almost 5,000 students, over 20% of which are non-Whites, Roger Williams University a tight-nit community that fosters a unique educational experience inside and outside the classroom.

Master Programs

  • 1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809, United States


    USD 17,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • 1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 17,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809, United States

    Cyber Security

    USD 17,500 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • 1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809, United States

    Forensic & Legal Psychology

    USD 32,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply clinical, counseling, school, and neuropsychology skills to the provision of psychological services within the criminal justice and civil legal systems, including consultation, assessment, and interventions. Includes instruction in the epidemiology of mental/behavioral disorders, risk factors for violence and criminality, profiling and patterning, psychological testing, prediction and intervention measurement, forensic assessment, criminal and civil law and procedures, secure environments, forensic treatment and intervention skills, and professional standards and ethics.

  • 1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809, United States


    USD 16,896 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • 1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809, United States

    Public Affairs

    USD 16,896 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic analysis of public policy issues and decision processes. Includes instruction in the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation, microeconomic analysis of policy issues, resource allocation and decision modeling, cost/benefit analysis, statistical methods, and applications to specific public policy topics.

  • 1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809, United States

    Studies in Law

    USD 16,896 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 85
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50


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    Established in 1956


    Students from Roger Williams University have an above average median earning of $47,200 after 10 years.

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            1999-2009, MS

            Very helpful professors

            RWU criminal justice program is full of helpful and dedicated professors. I strongly encourage anyone considering a CJ degree to choose RWU.