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Related Master’s Degrees at Brown

In 2011, the Graduate School introduced a new Open Graduate Education program to encourage students to pursue Master’s degrees in a secondary field concurrently with the Ph.D., so as to bring a wider base of expertise to the job market and facilitate interdisciplinary pursuits. Funded by the Mellon Foundation, this program awards students a sixth year of funding to complete the two degrees. Master's-level degrees of potential interest to Ph.D. students in the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology include:

M.A. in Anthropology/Museum Studies
The Department of Anthropology offers two master's degree programs: in Anthropology and in Anthropology/Museum Studies. Required for both are eight courses including four core courses in the history of ethnological theory, socio-cultural anthropology, anthropological archaeology, and anthropological linguistics – as well as four approved electives, and a research paper. Students who desire the master's in Anthropology/Museum Studies take an additional two core seminars which focus on material culture and museological practice.

For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/anthropology/phd-anthropology

M.A. in Classics
For admission to candidacy students must present satisfactory evidence of completion of a substantial number of courses in Greek and Latin in their undergraduate program.  The graduate program consists of a minimum of eight courses, including at least two seminars in Greek and Latin or Classics, and completion of a thesis, which is an original investigation of a literary, historical, archaeological or linguistic topic. Competence must also be demonstrated in French or German.

For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/classics/graduate-program/ma-program

Sc.M. in Computer Science
Six courses, two of which must be CS courses that form a coherent major, one of which must be a CS course (the "breadth" course), and three additional courses in CS or related areas. Additionally, students must take two advanced courses, or complete a thesis, project, and/or internship.

For more information, visit: http://cs.brown.edu/degrees/masters

M.A. or Sc.M. in Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
Integrated program requiring eight courses, and no more than two courses can be research courses.

For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/graduate-program

M.A. in History of Art & Architecture
A minimum of ten course credits is required, which includes no fewer than six departmental seminars, among them two 2000-level seminars. In addition to the two 2000-level seminars, all students must take HIAA 2920 (Methods) and HIAA 2930 (Practicum) during the first two years. Up to four undergraduate lecture courses or seminars within and outside of the department can be taken for graduate credit. A reading knowledge of at least two foreign languages is also required.

For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/art-history/graduate/handbook/program-curriculum-and-requirements/program-and-curriculum-requirements

M.A. in Public Humanities
Students in the M.A. program complete two years of courses, including two required classes and ten elective courses.  In addition, students undertake two practicums, gaining professional experience and the opportunity to reflect on the theory and practice of the field.  In recent years, students have worked at museums (including the Smithsonian, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the International Folk Art Museum), the National Park Service, local historical societies, state, city and federal agencies, archives and libraries.

For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/public-humanities/masters-public-humanities

M.A. in Public Policy
Students in the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program are required to complete twelve courses. This includes eight required courses, one online course, and three electives which the student chooses.

For more information, visit: http://watson.brown.edu/public-policy/graduate

M.A. in Religious Studies
For students admitted for terminal master’s study, eight graduate level courses are required, including RELS 2000, “Theory of Religion.” Students must demonstrate competency in French or German, as well as in whatever other languages are relevant to research interests. A thesis is required.

For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/religious-studies/graduate/masters-arts