Our graduates successfully pursue advanced degrees at top-tier institutions nationwide. We're just as proud that many choose to continue their studies right here at Rivier.

Success takes many forms for Rivier students. Some are seeking professional opportunity or career advancement, while for others, Rivier is part of a longer journey in education. When the next step is the next classroom, we make sure that our students are incredibly well-prepared to seek graduate education at top-tier institutions across the U.S.

Preparation for the Highest Educational Achievement

Throughout your time at Rivier, you’ll be given opportunities for hands-on training and experience. You’ll roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in your chosen field. Clinical and practical work will be an important part of your academic life. Working side-by-side with the faculty in classes that are both challenging and inspiring, your academic achievement will prepare you for further study.

Career Development and Job Placement

All Rivier students get dedicated career counseling that includes an assessment of new or current positions, and core skills. Career staff use Rivier's deep networks to identify companies and positions that fit your needs.

“I knew that in order to be the most effective leader I could be and gain the necessary knowledge and skills, I needed to further my education. I chose Rivier because they made me confident that I could be successful."

Software engineer turned scientist, Kevin Gill, Class of 2011G, completed a master’s degree project that garnered public attention before his graduation. That experience opened a big door for Kevin, who is now a Science Data Software Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

Read Kevin's Story

In Service Of Others

With a mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world, we believe that helping others is an important part of your education. We’ll assist you in finding opportunities to fit service and volunteer work into the broad spectrum of activities that will deepen your education and position you for long-term success.

Graduate Schools and Programs

Here is a sampling of the graduate schools and programs where our alumni have chosen to continue their education.

Law and Accounting

  • Bentley University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • New England Law


  • Boston University
  • Alabama University
  • Hofstra University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • MGH Institute of Health Professionals
  • Regis College
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Worcester State College

Social Work

  • Boston College
  • Salem State

Communication and Education

  • Emerson College
  • Shenandoah University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Suffolk University
  • UMASS Boston


Office of Career and Life Success