• Every Destination Starts with a Journey At Rivier, we're here to help you make that journey.

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    At Rivier, we're here to help you make that journey.
  • A Catholic University Committed to transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.

    Rivier fosters critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people resulting in a high quality education that provides opportunities for social, cultural, moral, and spiritual development.

  • Experts in the Field Our faculty use their real-life experience as educational tools in the classroom.

    Thought leaders in their respective areas of study, our faculty pair practical work experience with challenging academic programming. This unique perspective provides you with the tools you need for success in your career.

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  • Join Us for Open House on October 26

    Career-focused majors, a new Science and Innovation Center and Athletics Pavilion, and our unique Employment Promise Program make Rivier University a “must-see.” Register now for our Undergraduate Open House!

Our University

We are focused on providing you with a holistic academic experience that focuses on your innate strengths and talents and builds out from there, whether you are starting out as an Undergraduate or returning to school for Graduate and Doctoral studies.

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More than a beautiful campus; it's an academic community. Whether you are walking to your next class or simply catching up with a friend—our campus provides a beautiful backdrop for your learning experience.

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Where Individuals Form a Community

The Rivier campus is filled with people like you. Each brings their own personal experience and perspective together to encourage, share, support, and ultimately make a difference in the world.

Undergraduate

When Rebeca Cruz, Class of 2019, first visited Rivier, she felt right at home. When she found out about Project Achieve nursing scholarships, she realized her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse was within reach. In her junior year, she was chosen for a prestigious undergraduate research fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. For her senior capstone, she was one of only two Rivier students placed at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she worked alongside some of the best doctors and nurses in the world.

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As an Undergraduate student, you’ll benefit from personalized support from our academic advisors and faculty to help you achieve your individual career goals. We’re here to support you on your journey of self-awareness, inquiry, discovery, and service.

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Undergraduate

Your Path, Our Pledge

Our Employment Promise: you will secure a full-time job within nine months of graduation. If you don't, you'll receive additional financial or educational support.

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Professional Studies

Keri Suslovitch, Class of 2019, co-founded a tech start-up that built a suite of “self-service” human resource applications allowing companies to take their processes online and integrate with ERP systems. Her 24/7 dedication paid off and her company’s products became a top choice among many Fortune 1000 companies. As successful as she was, she had always promised herself she would complete her degree. She chose Rivier with programs designed for working professionals and earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration, one of her proudest accomplishments.

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As a Professional Studies student, you’ll find a balance between your undergraduate academics, work, and family life essential to your success. On-campus and online programs provide the flexibility you need to achieve your career goals.

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Professional Studies

Real People. Real Stories. Real Success.

You’ll build professional connections that will prepare you for career success and position you for advancement. You’ll meet dedicated professionals like you and will build a network that will help you achieve your goals.

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Graduate

From the comfort of his lab chair in sunny, southern California, Kevin Gill, Class of 2011G, has a view into outer space. He is putting his M.S. in Computer Science education to work as a Science Data Software Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He plans and designs technology in support of environmental science and space exploration. His recent work not only produced the first-ever close views of Saturn but also contributed to NASA’s team winning an Emmy.

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Our Graduate programs will prepare you to achieve leadership roles in the industry of your choice. A tradition of academic excellence paired with faculty focused on your achievement will position you for the future you envision.

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Graduate

Real People. Real Stories. Real Success.

You’ll find our alumni serving as leaders in business, government, education, healthcare, and countless industries across the country and around the world. Each has their own unique success story to share.

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Doctoral

Dr. Lisa Dias, Class of 2016G, began working in health and human services before launching a career at World Academy in Nashua, where she served as Principal for ten years. Earning her Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning from Rivier positioned her for the top leadership role of Head of School. She proudly leads a learning community that makes a positive impact on the lives of children and families.

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Pursue your Doctoral degree at Rivier and become an innovator. You will be positioned for the highest level of professional achievement and will be prepared to make your mark on the world.

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Doctoral

Real People. Real Stories. Real Success.

Rivier Doctoral alumni are highly respected professionals who are advancing their industries across the country and around the world. Each has their own unique story to tell and is part of a broad network of alumni making a difference.

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Online

Caitlin Boucher, Class of 2020, started at Rivier, but soon had to put her education on hold to fulfill her personal responsibilities. As life progressed and she started a family and a career at a police department, she found a job she loved and a community she enjoyed serving. Considering her potential for advancement, her path led her back to Rivier. With the flexible scheduling of online learning, she is well on her way to completing her psychology degree in 2020, both a personal and professional achievement.

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Choose an online program and take classes whenever and wherever you like, easily access faculty and classmates when you need to, and transfer up to 90 credit hours. With multiple start dates available, you’ll find the flexibility you need at Rivier.

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Real People. Real Stories. Real Success.

When you choose an online program, you open doors to a network of professionals across the country and around the globe, each with their own unique success story to share. Choose Rivier University and start writing your story today.

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At Rivier, you truly can go anywhere tomorrow. But to get there, you have to start somewhere today.