Graduate School

Exceptional scholars, big thinkers, bright minds

Call for Nominations from Departments for Graduate Awards 2017-2018

The Graduate School invites departments to nominate students for Graduate School Tuition Scholarships, Fellowships, and Diversity Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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The deadline for nominations is 27 February 2017.

Welcome to the Graduate School

nzawia-1Welcome to the Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island, a university that is experiencing unprecedented growth and development. In the last five years, URI has enhanced its research and teaching infrastructure by adding a new building for the Center of Biological and Life Sciences (CBLS), a new College of Pharmacy building, and Center for Forensic Chemistry that is nearing completion. In addition voters in 2014, approved a new Engineering Complex. Collectively, these investments amount to more than 350 million dollars. In addition to State funded capital assets, URI also received major gifts to form the Harrington School of Communication and Media and the George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience. Needless to say these are exciting times at URI and for Graduate education.

At the University of Rhode Island we welcome big thinkers with bright minds to work with our world renowned faculty and study with exceptional student colleagues. A pervasive spirit of inquiry thrives on this campus, enabling us to produce knowledge and scholarship that is relevant and in demand globally. Whether you seek to study oceanography, psychology, English literature, or you are interested in some of our professional or certificate programs, rest assured that our faculty will challenge you to take charge of your education, think big, and make the most of your time in and out of the classroom. I strongly encourage you to consider the University of Rhode Island as you apply to graduate school and I hope to welcome you to our community of scholars in this special place.

Nasser H. Zawia, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School


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