How to Apply

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

Deadline 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 (English only)
: Your writing sample should be an academic paper or section of a paper and should not exceed 5 double-spaced typewritten pages.

Status of Application Inquiry

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.