University of Rhode Island - Master's Degree

The University of Rhode Island (URI) is a public research university located in Kingston, Rhode Island. URI offers bachelor's and master's degree programs and consists of ten colleges and schools which includes the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, and the Graduate School of Oceanography.

  • Average Tuition USD 43,449
  • Acceptance Rate 77%
  • Students 16,571
  • International Students 1.9%
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

The University of Rhode Island was established in 1888, as an agricultural school. Four years later it became known as the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The college went through many developments over the years, as well as a few name changes. The campus also has the Oliver Watson House Museum, which is the oldest structure on campus having been built around 1796.

The University of Rhode Island has nearly 17,000 students that represent 42 US states and 67 different nations. URI offers students a unique student life both on and off campus. Some of the activities that students can engage in includes going to the beach, seeing a play at the Fine Arts Center, or joining one of many club sports on campus.

Master Programs

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Accountancy

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Biomedical Engineering

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Business Administration

    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.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Chemical Engineering

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Chemistry

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Civil Engineering

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Communication

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Computer Engineering

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Computer Science

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Design

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Education

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

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    English

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Environmental Engineering

    A program that prepares individuals to apply geotechnical engineering methods, which deal with the analysis, design and construction of earth and earth supported structures, to the application of environmental problems, such as waste containment, waste disposal, construction of land fills, soil permeation, soil analysis, and soil improvement. Includes instruction in soil mechanics, soil dynamics, soil behavior, waste management and containment systems, geosynthetics, geochemistry, earth structures, geoenvironmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, and foundation engineering

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    Environmental Studies

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    History

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

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Human Resources

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Humanities

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Library and Information Science

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to develop, organize, store, retrieve, administer, and facilitate the use of local, remote, and networked collections of information in print, audiovisual, and electronic formats and that prepares individuals for professional service as librarians and information consultants.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Mathematics

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Mechanical Engineering

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Music

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Neuroscience

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Nursing

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Nutrition Science

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Pharmacy

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent or employed practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and medications in consultation with prescribing physicians and other health care professionals, and for managing pharmacy practices and counseling patients. Includes instruction in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Physics

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Political Science

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Psychology

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Spanish

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Statistics

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • 45 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, United States

    Systems Engineering

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

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  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 156
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 501
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    SchoolApply Ranking 434
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 452

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1470
  • Minimum ACT 21
  • Average SAT Score 1600

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    Established in 1892

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          • Testimony
            1999-2003, Bachelor of Science, Marketing

            Great placeThis is a great place to go to school. The business school is fantastic.

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            1993-1997, BS, Textile Marketing

            An amazing college experience in such a beautiful state!The textile program was wonderful and prepared me for an exciting and rewarding career in my industry. I started my career while I was in school and appreciate my professors encouragement to pursue my passion with the tools learned in the classroom and lab.

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            1991-1996, B.S., Manufacturing Engineering; B.A., Foreign Languages - German

            URI, I great starting point!URI was a great school in a great location for me. My educational experience was certainly an eye opener to the real world for this young man from Northern Maine. I truly gained a great education and great experiences.