How to Apply


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To apply for admission, please use the Brown Graduate School online application.
For additional information about admission, please visit the 
Brown Graduate School’s website.

Admission Inquiry Form

If you don't plan on applying to the MAT program this year but would like to stay up-to-date on important MAT application news and events, please consider completing our inquiry form so that we may keep in touch.

 The Brown MAT program is looking for candidates who have demonstrated commitment to youth, an understanding of school contexts, strong content knowledge, and a record of achievement. We encourage candidates to share with us their experiences with children and schools in their application essay and interview. The MAT program reviews applications holistically. In order to gain the clearest understanding of who you are and what you bring to teaching, we recommend that you choose recommenders who know you well and can speak to multiple aspects of your candidacy.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have some prior experience working with children or adolescents in a role such as tutor, mentor, or counselor. No prior teaching experience or degree in education is necessary.

Deadlines for Application 

September 1: Application available
December 31: Recommended GRE Completion Date
January 15: Final Application Deadline

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School. To be considered for tuition scholarship funding and financial aid, completed applications must be received by the Graduate School by January 15.

If sending hard copies of recommendations and/or transcript(s), please submit materials to: Brown University Graduate School, Box 1867, Providence, RI 02912. Please click on the MAT application checklist at the bottom of this page so you can stay on top of your application process.

Once applicants have submitted an application, selected applicants will be invited to interview with the appropriate faculty director. While in-person interviews are preferred, it is possible to arrange Skype or phone interviews.

Application Materials

Transcripts of all prior academic work at institutions of higher education.
Personal statement: Your personal statement should not exceed 2 typewritten single-spaced pages.
3 recommendations: At least one recommendation from a professor is required. Others can be written by an education‐related supervisor, an employer or someone who can speak to your experience working with children or adolescents.
Official GRE General Test scores (Brown's reporting code is 3094)
Writing sample (Secondary English applicants only): Your writing sample should be an academic paper or section of a paper and should not exceed 5 double-spaced typewritten pages.

Application Status

Once the MAT program receives your application from the Graduate School, you will be notified if your application is complete. Alternatively, you will be contacted if there are any missing application materials (e.g., transcript, letters of recommendation, etc.). You will be notified of admission decisions no later than the end of March.