Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

Admission to the University



Roger Williams University’s full-time, day-program undergraduate admission requirements and procedures are designed to select students whose abilities, preparation, attitudes, interests, and personal qualities give them the greatest promise of achieving academic success at the University. Prospective students are urged to prepare adequately for success at RWU. Candidates are expected to complete (or have completed) a strong college preparatory program that includes four units of English, three units of mathematics (those interested in architecture, business, science, and engineering programs should have four years with precalculus strongly recommended), three units of social science, and three units of natural science. A course of study with these preparations provides a solid foundation for college work.

When evaluating the qualifications of each applicant, the admission committee pays particular attention to the quality of secondary-school and, if applicable, college-level courses that applicants have completed (and their achievement in those courses), their application essay, high school grade point average, SAT I/ACT scores (if applicable*), extracurricular activities, and the recommendation of a school counselor or teacher. In addition, candidates for the Architecture, Visual Arts Studies, Dance Performance Studies, and Creative Writing programs must complete additional requirements in order to be considered for admission. The specifications of these additional requirements are provided in the “Special Requirements of Applicants” section of this catalog. Likewise, the Secondary Education program will also be reviewed in conjunction with second major choice as outlined in the “Special Requirements of Applicants” section of the catalog. Recognizing that experiences vary greatly, the University makes every attempt to ensure that the selection process is fair. Roger Williams University admits qualified students without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnic origin.

Campus Visits

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to visit Roger Williams University for a campus visit or open house.

To arrange a campus visit, register online at rwu.edu/admission-financial-aid/undergraduate-admission/visit-us/campus-tour, or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (401) 254-3500 or 1-800-458-7144, ext. 3500. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., year-round; and on most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., August through April.

First-Year Student Admission

Students may apply beginning as early as August 1 prior to their final year of high school. To do so, students may submit an application for Full-Time Undergraduate Admission via the Common Application (www.commonapp.org). A non-refundable application fee of $55 must be paid at the time of application or an applicable application fee waiver must be submitted. Prospective first-year students may apply through the early action or regular decision programs. Official high school transcripts with English translations, if applicable), SAT I/ACT scores, if opting to submit*, application essay, letter of recommendation, and portfolio or audition, if applicable are required to complete the application.

Early Action candidates must submit all application materials according to the following timetable:

  • Early Action - November 15 - Deadline for submitting the application, credentials, application essay, test scores (if applicable*), and, if applicable, supplemental materials.
  • Applications fully completed for review by the deadline date will be considered for first round decisions, which are typically released mid-December.

Regular Decision candidates must submit all application materials according to the following timetable:

  • February 1 - Deadline for submitting the application, credentials, application essay, test scores (if applicable*), and, if applicable, supplemental materials and financial aid information.
  • Applications fully completed for review by the deadline date will be considered for first round decisions which are released on a rolling basis.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early in their senior year, but must have applications completed by the deadline of February 1, or any applicable official deadline extensions.

First-year students who wish to be considered for merit scholarships should submit their application for undergraduate admission by February 1, or any applicable official deadline extensions. All applications for admission received after February 1 (or any applicable official deadline extensions) will be reviewed on the basis of space-availability only.

Advanced Credit Guide

First-year students at Roger Williams University are eligible to receive advanced credit. Roger Williams University recognizes the following exams/coursework to be academically and intellectually rigorous, and awards advanced credit for:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
  • College courses completed in high school
  • French Baccalaureate Examinations
  • GCE Advanced-Level Examinations
  • International Baccalaureate Examinations

Advanced credit offers students more options and opportunities, which can be helpful when:

  • Completing a dual concentration
  • Enrolled in a combined B.S./ Master’s or B.S./J.D. Program
  • Enrolled in the Honors Program
  • Incorporating an internship or research project
  • Planning for an early graduation

Credit that a student receives may be applied toward:

  • Foundation requirements
  • Elective credit requirements
  • Prerequisites for the major

Evaluation Requirements

To receive advanced credit, students must request the authorized examining body that administered the exam to send an official copy of the examination results directly to the Registrar’s Office. Only official exam reports will be evaluated for advanced credit. Students may also be required to submit the corresponding course syllabi.

Based on the evaluation, students will be given appropriate credit and standing in the areas in which they qualify. Credit is granted for the equivalent course(s) at the University, but no grade is assigned and the credit is not included in calculating the grade point average. Notice of the advanced credit evaluation is sent to the student and is recorded on the student’s record.

Credit for courses in a particular major will be transferred at the discretion of the respective College or School under which the specific major is housed.

Transfer credit is not granted for physical education, health, ROTC courses, non-academic activities or courses not germane to a program at RWU.

Advanced Placement Examination

Roger Williams University participates in the Advanced Placement Program administered by the College Board. Depending upon the program, credit is awarded for test scores of 3, 4 and 5. Refer to the course and credit equivalency chart located in the Academic Regulations and Requirements section of the catalog.

To receive Advanced Placement Credit, official examination scores must be submitted to Roger Williams University by the College Board. Roger Williams University’s College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code is 3729.

Credit for College Coursework

Matriculating students who earned college credit while enrolled in high school may have that credit transferred into Roger Williams University if the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The course was completed at or under the auspices of a regionally accredited postsecondary institution.
  • The content and vigor of the course is similar to a course offered at Roger Williams University.
  • The grade earned is C/2.0 or better.

Roger Williams University operates on a semester system and the unit of credit is the semester hour. Transferable coursework completed under a semester credit-hour system is awarded with an equal number of credit hours. Coursework completed under a quarter-hour system is converted by awarding approximately two-thirds of the total number of quarter hours.

To request credit for college coursework completed, students should submit official college transcripts to the Registrar’s Office at the time of admission or after making an enrollment deposit.

French Baccalaureate Examinations

Roger Williams University awards advanced credit to students who have successfully completed the French Baccalaureate program and who have obtained a grade of 12 or higher, with a coefficient of 4 or 5.

  • A maximum of 3 credits is awarded for courses passed with a grade of 12 or higher, and with a coefficient of 4.
  • A maximum of 6 credits is awarded for courses passed with a grade of 12 or higher, and with a coefficient of 5.

GCE Advanced Level Examinations

Roger Williams University awards advanced credit to students who have successfully completed the GCE Advanced Level program.

  • Credit is only awarded for grades of C or better.
  • Credit is awarded for a maximum of 4 A-level courses.
  • A maximum of 6 credits is awarded for an A-Level course completed.
  • A maximum of 3 credits is awarded for an AS-Level course completed.
  • Students who have completed only O-Level exams are not eligible for advanced credit.

International Baccalaureate Examination

Roger Williams University awards advanced credit to students who have successfully completed the IB Diploma or IB Certificate program.

  • Credit is only awarded for scores of 4, 5, 6 and 7. Refer to the course and equivalency chart located in the Academic Regulations and Requirements section of the catalog.
  • IB Math HL is awarded a maximum of 8 credits.
  • Credit is not awarded for CAS or TOK.

IB Diploma

  • A maximum of 6 credits is awarded for Higher Level completed.
  • A maximum of 3 credits is awarded for Standard Level completed.
  • IB Diploma students can earn a maximum of 31 advanced credits.

IB Certificate

  • A maximum of 3 credits is awarded for Higher Level courses completed.

Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University recognizes students with superior academic achievement, involvement, and/or leadership through the awarding of merit scholarships. All first-year, transfer and international students are considered for merit-based scholarships through their admission application; no separate application is necessary. First-year students who wish to receive maximum merit-based scholarship consideration should submit and complete their admission application by the specific deadline.
 

All U.S. Citizen and U.S. Permanent Resident applicants are encouraged to apply for federal, state, and institutional need-based financial aid (grants, loans, and student employment) by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Any entering student (U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident) who has been offered admission to the University is eligible for aid consideration. To ensure priority consideration, applicants must adhere to the timelines for financial aid as outlined in this catalog.

 

All families are encouraged to meet with a financial aid counselor to review the various available financing options. Those interested should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (401) 254-3100.

After Admission to the University

In order to accept an offer of admission, thereby reserving a place in the entering class, the Office of Undergraduate Admission must receive a tuition deposit of $400 and, if applicable, a housing deposit of $350, by May 1. Any student offered admission with less than junior status who resides outside of Rhode Island or Southeastern Massachusetts is required to utilize University housing.

Special Requirements of Applicants

Some major programs require supplemental materials or specific preparatory courses or their equivalents. Prospective applicants should review program requirements outlined in the Special Academic Programs section of this catalog.

  1. Candidates for the Architecture Program: Architecture applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of geometry and two years of algebra in high school. Transfer students are encouraged to have successfully completed college-level calculus. Proficiency in trigonometry and physics is necessary for students to take required college-level courses in calculus and structural systems. Students who lack this proficiency are eligible to apply but must complete the necessary course work before taking calculus and structural systems. Courses taken at RWU in preparation for calculus and structural systems may not count toward degree requirements.

    A portfolio of two- and three-dimensional work, showing evidence of creative ability, must be submitted by all applicants for admission. The portfolio (8-12 pieces of art work) should consist of reproductions of original design projects, and reproductions of two- or three-dimensional work recently executed. This work may be reduced photostatically or may be photographed. Applicants are admitted on the basis of academic excellence and potential in areas relevant to the profession of architecture as demonstrated by the required materials submitted for admission. Portfolios should be submitted online via SlideRoom through the Common Application.
     
  2. Candidates for Performing Arts Programs: Candidates applying to these programs should demonstrate achievement and career potential in areas of dance or theatre. Dance Performance Studies applicants are required to audition for acceptance into the program. A Dance Audition is required and must be completed prior to your application for admission being reviewed. Applicants accepted into the Theatre program should be prepared to audition during the freshman year.
     
  3. Candidates for the Secondary Education Program: The Rhode Island Department of Education requires that students either meet minimum standardized test scores, or pass an approved skills exam prior to the end of their sophomore year of college for a secondary education degree to be conferred. The standardized test score requirements are: a minimum SAT score of 1010 (minimum 480 EBRW and 530 math), or a minimum ACT English score of 18, math score of 22, and reading score of 22. Students who do not meet these thresholds, or do not submit test scores when applying will have an opportunity to take or re-take the applicable exams or may take the skills exam as an alternative.

    Applicants must select one of the following additional majors within the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, English, Foreign Languages, History, and Mathematics. We also offer Dance certification for grades PK-12, which requires a double major in Dance Performance Studies and Secondary Education.
     
  4. Candidates for the Elementary Education Program: The Rhode Island Department of Education requires that students either meet minimum standardized test scores, or pass an approved skills exam prior to the end of their sophomore year of college for a secondary education degree to be conferred. The standardized test score requirements are: a minimum SAT score of 1010 (minimum 480 EBRW and 530 math), or a minimum ACT English score of 18, math score of 22, and reading score of 22. Students who do not meet these thresholds, or do not submit test scores when applying will have an opportunity to take or re-take the applicable exams or may take the skills exam as an alternative.
     
  5. Candidates for the Creative Writing Program: Applicants must provide the following:
    1. Short Story and/or (3) poems.*
    2. A 600-900 word statement that discusses how one book has influenced you as a writer.
       
  6. Candidate for the Visual Arts Program: A portfolio of two and/or three-dimensional work demonstrating evidence of an applicant’s creative potential is required for all applicants for admission to the B.A. in Visual Art Studies program. The intent of the portfolio requirement is to allow the school to begin to estimate your emerging potential at this earliest stage of your Arts education. Consistent with the mission of our program, Roger Williams University is interested in and celebrates the variety of expression that applicants demonstrate. Applicants come from a variety of backgrounds, and we appreciate this variety as a basis for beginning the study of Visual Art at the college level. Portfolios should be submitted online via SlideRoom through the Common Application.

* Please see website for updated criteria regarding genre type of the creative writing short story and/or poems.

* Applicants interested in the Pharmacy and Biology, Pharmacy and Chemistry and Pharmacy and Biochemistry programs should contact the Office of Admission for additional requirements.

International Student Admission

Roger Williams University welcomes students from around the world. Our international students hail from over 48 different countries, including Brazil, China, France, Saudi Arabia, the Dominican Republic, Turkey and Panama. International students are eligible to apply to the undergraduate program if they have completed the equivalent of a United States secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations.

Additional International Admission Requirements

All official secondary school and college/university scholastic records in the language of instruction, as well as English translations must be submitted.

Official Documents

All documents submitted for review must be official; that is, they must be either originals with a school seal and/ or signature or copies certified by authorized persons. (A “certified” copy is one that bears either an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official and an original impression of the institution’s seal.) Uncertified photocopies are not acceptable. Submission of falsified documents is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the University. These documents should be sent directly to RWU from the institution of attendance. School profiles, in English, including information on the school’s grading/marking system will facilitate accurate evaluation. All documents become the property of Roger Williams University and will not be given back to students.

English Translations

English translations must be official. They should include dates of attendance, name of each course, number of hours and weeks each course was in session, grade or mark earned in each course and grading scale used.

Entrance Examinations

Roger Williams University does not require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for conditional admission. International students must submit a test of English proficiency for direct or bridge admission. English proficiency testing requirements may be waived for students in IB or AP English courses. Students with a TOEFL score between 500- 550 PBT/173-213 CBT/61-78IBT or IELTS score between 5.0-6.0 bandwidth may be admitted through the RWU Bridge Program. Students with a TOEFL score greater than 550 PBT/213 CBT/79IBT or an IELTS score greater than 6.0 bandwidth may be admitted directly into the undergraduate program. Students with a TOEFL below 61 AND students who do not submit a TOEFL score may be admitted conditionally and referred to a partner English Language Center. We strongly recommend that students who have taken the TOEFL submit their scores for review in order to receive the best placement for their English Level.

English Proficiency Requirement

Students with a TOEFL equal to or greater than 550/213/79 (or who have completed the required coursework per the specific RWU agreement with a partner English Language Center) can be admitted directly into the undergraduate program. Students with a TOEFL equal to or greater than 500/173/61 and less than 550/213/79 will be required to enroll in the RWU ESL Bridge Program. Students with a TOEFL less than 500/173/61 (or without a TOEFL score) will be conditionally admitted and referred to a partner English Language Center.

Financial Statement / Immigration Form I-20

Applicants requiring a non-immigrant “F-1” visa who are coming to the U.S. for full-time study or transferring from one academic institution to another for the purpose of study must submit documentation that confirms that funding is available for the annual costs of study (tuition, fees, and living expenses). It is extremely important that all international non-immigrant applicants review RWU expenses before deciding whether or not to apply. This information is NOT needed to make an admission decision and may be submitted after acceptance and after the student has decided to enroll at RWU.

The Immigration I-20 form (the form needed to obtain a student visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate) will be issued when:

  1. The student is accepted
  2. Tuition ($400) and housing ($350) deposits are received
  3. Proof of financial support for annual cost of study is submitted
  4. I-20 Request Form (including a photocopy of your passport) is submitted
  5. F-1 Student Transfer Verification Form (including copies of your I-94 card and I-20s from other schools) is submitted - Only for students attending a school in the U.S.

The International Student Financial Statement is available on the web site for your convenience. Proof of financial support can be submitted by completing this form and by submitting official bank statements/certificates. Documentation will not be accepted unless it is properly certified by the sponsor’s or family’s financial institution. All documented sources of support must be in English, in U.S. dollars, and dated within twelve months of enrolling at RWU.

RWU International Merit Scholarships

Roger Williams University recognizes students with superior academic achievement through the awarding of merit scholarships (transfer and freshman students). All international students will be considered for merit-based scholarships through their admission application; no separate application is necessary. International transfer students may qualify for the Roger Williams University Transfer Scholarships.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Roger Williams University offers ESL to undergraduate students.

The RWU ESL Bridge Program offers advanced-level ESL students appropriate ESL courses in addition to their academic courses, along with special ESL tutoring in preparation for taking a full-time academic course load. This program is for non-native English speaking students interested in RWU’s undergraduate program with a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) greater than 500 Paper/173 Computer/61 Internet and less than 550/213/79 or who have completed level 109 at an ELS Language Center.

International Student Services at The Intercultural Center

International Student Services are located at the Intercultural Center (ICC), Maple Hall North. The ICC and International Student Services staff support all aspects of international student life at Roger Williams University including personal and academic adjustment to living and studying in the U.S., immigration advising, and social programming. The International Student Services staff strive to bring international students together and to create cultural awareness among the University community.

Transfer Admission

Roger Williams University welcomes applications from students who wish to transfer from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Transfer students must submit the following materials:

  • An official final high school transcript including graduation date (with English translations if applicable) from the high school of graduation
  • Official college transcript(s) (from all previously attended institutions)
  • One academic letter of recommendation (required for international students; recommended for domestic students)
  • Essay of Intent
  • Transfer College Report (from the Common Application)

Transfer Credit Evaluation: For work completed at regionally accredited U.S. institutions, credit evaluations are mailed shortly after the offer of admission has been made. Students may also request a preliminary transfer credit review before applying. International transfer students are asked to provide copies of course descriptions, syllabi, or a college/university catalog from each college or university attended.

RWU policy states that transfer students with credentials from non-U.S. institutions will be reviewed for admission only after submission of all college/university official transcripts with English translations.

A transfer credit evaluation of credentials from non-U.S. institutions requires an “external” World Evaluation Services (www.wes.org) evaluation. Therefore, if you would like your non-U.S. institution credentials evaluated for transfer credit, you must submit the following:

  1. Official copies of an evaluation of your credentials by a professional international credential evaluation company. You may choose to pursue an “external” evaluation on your own through a professional evaluation company, such as World Evaluation Services, http://www.wes.org.
  2. Course descriptions: These may be in the form of a college/ university catalog, copies of your courses from a college/ university catalog, course syllabi, or course descriptions signed by your professor or dean. This information should be as detailed as possible in order to determine and award the most appropriate transfer credit for your program at Roger Williams University.

In some cases, RWU may be able to conduct an “internal” evaluation. If you are interested in having an “internal” evaluation completed, please submit your official transcript, English translations, course descriptions, program outline, and school profile (credit system, hours, etc.). If you have been accepted to RWU, we will be happy to take a look at your documents and determine if an “external” evaluation is necessary before you pursue an “external” evaluation.

For all credit evaluations (U.S. and Non-U.S. Institutions): Evaluation of courses is based on several factors:

  1. Courses are compared as they relate in depth and content to those offered at RWU.
  2. Courses with grades lower than ‘C’ will not transfer.
  3. If taken at a U.S. institution, courses must have been taken at a regionally accredited school.

The University does not factor transferred credits into your GPA at RWU. All courses are applied to your program of study in accordance with curricular requirements.

Special notes: A maximum of 60 credits may be applied to a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited two-year college and a maximum of 75 credits may be applied from a regionally accredited four-year college. The overall number of courses needed for a degree may exceed 120 credits. A student may transfer a maximum of three credits toward an undergraduate certificate comprised of fifteen or fewer credits and a maximum of six credits toward a certificate of sixteen credits or more. We will accept all credits of an associate degree provided that courses carry a grade of ‘C’ or higher, and meet all other conditions of evaluation, however, the number of courses which apply to a particular program will ultimately determine the number of credits and courses needed to be taken at RWU. We reserve the right to require students to repeat transferred courses if it is deemed necessary for success in requisite courses.

Students who have attended regionally accredited institutions can expect to receive credit for successfully completed courses (bearing a grade of ‘C’ or higher) that are comparable in depth and content to those offered at Roger Williams University. Credit for courses successfully completed with a grade of “P” will be transferred only if the issuing institution transcript key states that the grade of P was the equivalent of the grade of C or higher or the originating institution must change the student’s P grade to a C or better on their transcript. The associate registrar, in consultation with the deans (where necessary), evaluates courses, and a copy of the evaluation is mailed as soon as possible after admission to the University is granted.

Students transferring from an accredited two-year college must complete at least 45 of their final 60 credits at Roger Williams University. Those transferring from a four-year institution must complete at least their final 45 credits at Roger Williams University.

Transfer students with a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited liberal arts or comprehensive college or university must complete at least 30 credits and all major course requirements for the second degree at Roger Williams University.

Additional Special Requirements for Transfer Applicants

In addition to the credentials noted above, please see the Special Requirements of Applicants section if you are applying to the Architecture, Education, Theatre, Dance, Graphic Design, or Creative Writing programs. Transfer students applying for admission to Architecture should demonstrate a high-level of math proficiency.

University Core Curriculum Requirements for Transfer Students

Students transferring to the University must meet the following Core Curriculum requirements: all transfer students’ transcripts will be evaluated so that, when applicable, course work will be applied toward the Core Concentration requirement. All interdisciplinary Core courses, if required, must be taken at the University. Core Concentrations and interdisciplinary Core courses are listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.

  1. Students matriculating with fewer than 24 accepted transfer credits must complete:
    • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits
    • all five interdisciplinary Core courses*
    • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied)
    • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar
    • the service learning requirement

* In the case of the Core interdisciplinary science requirement, students may satisfy this requirement with two Laboratory Science courses.

  1. Students matriculating with 24-30 accepted transfer credits must complete:
    • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits
    • one of the five interdisciplinary Core courses*
    • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied)
    • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar
  2. Students matriculating with 31-44 accepted transfer credits must complete:
    • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits
    • three of the five interdisciplinary Core courses*
    • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied)
    • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar
  3. Students matriculating with 45-59 accepted transfer credits must complete:
    • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits
    • two of the five interdisciplinary Core courses*
    • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied)
    • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar
  4. Students matriculating with 60 or more accepted transfer credits or an Associate Degree must complete:
    • all skills courses that have not been satisfied through transfer credits
    • a Core Concentration (transfer credit may be applied)
    • the Core Interdisciplinary Senior Seminar

Spring (January) Admission

Roger Williams University welcomes both first-year and transfer applications for spring admission. A full range of courses is available during the spring semester, and the January entrant may also accelerate work toward a degree through summer study. Applications for transfer or first-year spring admission are encouraged by November 1.

Transfer Students Interdisciplinary CORE Course Requirement

Number of Interdisciplinary Courses Required

Transfer Credits Awarded CORE 101, CORE 102, CORE 103, CORE 104, CORE 105
0-23 All five (5) CORE courses are required
24-30 Four (4) of the five (5) CORE courses are required
31-44 Three (3) of the five (5) CORE courses are required
45-59 Two (2) of the five (5) CORE courses are required
60 or more credits or an Associate’s Degree The five interdisciplinary CORE requirement is satisfied

Graduate Admission

Interested students should contact the Office Graduate Admission at (401) 254-6200. The following schools offer master’s programs:

School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation

Master of Architecture
Master of Science in Historic Preservation
Master of Science in Historic Preservation / Juris Doctor Joint Degree
Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation
Graduate Certificate in Urban & Regional Planning

School of Education

Master of Arts in Literacy Education

School of Engineering, Computing, and Construction Management

Master of Science in Construction Management

Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Forensic & Legal Psychology
Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling

Mario J. Gabelli School of Business

Master of Business Administration (4+1)

University College

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Community Development and Economic Development

School of Justice Studies

Master of Public Administration
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Criminal Justice / Juris Doctor Joint Degree
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Master of Science in Cybersecurity/Juris Doctor Joint Degree
Master of Science in Leadership
Graduate Certificate: Digital Forensics
Graduate Certificate: Cybersecurity
Graduate Certificate: Cyberspecialist
Graduate Certificate: Leadership
Graduate Certificate: Public Management
Graduate Certificate: Healthcare Administration

School of Law

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.)
 

Students interested in the Juris Doctor in Law should contact the School of Law Admission Office at 800-633-2727.

Admission of Veterans

Roger Williams University is approved for benefits for the education of veterans, active duty service personnel, disabled veterans, and qualified dependents. Veterans who seek admission should follow the regular admission policies, but should also contact the Veterans Affairs Coordinator at the Providence Campus, University College office. This should be done as early as possible to expedite handling of applicant’s V.A. forms and counseling.

Army Reserve Officers Training Corps

Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is offered by the University and is available to all students. Physically qualified American citizens who complete the entire four-year program are eligible to be commissioned in the U.S. Army. Delayed entry into active service for the purpose of graduate study is available.

Military science course work is designed to complement other instruction offered at the University. Emphasis throughout is on the development of individual leadership ability and preparation of the student for future leadership roles in the Army. Professional military education skills in written communications, human behavior, history, mathematical reasoning, and computer literacy are fulfilled through required University Core Curriculum requirements and the military science curriculum.