• Shared Space

    Shared Space

    A quarter of Brown’s students are PhD and master’s candidates. The scale and culture of the University encourage close mentoring at all levels. 

  • International Research

    International Research

    Robert Lamb's research in the Galápagos Islands focuses on how the sea urchin and fish herbivores affect the subtidal-reef ecosystem. He is one of nine PhD students to receive Brown's Global Mobility Grant for summer research. 

  • Master's Education

    Master's Education

    Brown offers 28 Master's programs, ranging from Literary Arts to Computer Science. In May 2015, Brown conferred 520 Master's degrees, including the University's first Executive Master degrees. Learn about the programs.

  • Open Graduate Education

    Open Graduate Education

    Amy Teller, a PhD student in Sociology, is pursuing a master’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Having experience in the field and the lab makes a huge difference for someone who wants to integrate and communicate between the disciplines, she says. Design your own academic journey.

  • Professional Development

    Professional Development

    Urban Education Policy students completed their summer practicum presentations at the Annenberg Institute (and are shown with faculty and staff). The summer session of this one-year master's program provides an introduction to education research. Learn more.

  • Orientation 2015

    Orientation 2015

    President Christina Paxson speaks with doctoral students Brittany Prescott (French Studies), Bedia Akosman (Pathobiology), Adam Snider (Biomedical Engineering) and Diego Luis (History) at Orientation.

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News and Announcements

Welcome to Brown!

Graduate Student Orientation featured a welcome from President Christina Paxson and Provost Richard Locke on Friday, September 4. The Graduate School's incoming class of 778 new students includes 293 pursuing doctoral degrees and 485 entering master's programs. Orientation included dean's briefings for master's and Ph.D. students, a resource fair, a Title IX panel discussion, cookout lunch and peer-led discussions organized by the Graduate Student Council on student life at Brown.

Brown Welcomes International Graduate Students

International orientation kicked off on campus, with up to 300 incoming doctoral and master's students participating. Thirty-nine percent of the incoming graduate students are from outside the U.S. Students come from 49 countries, with the most coming from China, India, Germany, Canada and Italy. The two-day orientation for international graduate students is co-sponsored by the Graduate School, the Office of Student & Scholar Services and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life & Student Services. 

Pigments, Organelles Persist in Fossil Feathers

A study provides multiple lines of new evidence that pigments and the microbodies that produce them can remain evident in a dinosaur fossil. In the journal Scientific Reports, an international team of paleontologists, including doctoral student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ryan Carney, relates the distinct chemical signature of animal pigment with physical evidence of melanosome organelles in the fossilized feathers of Anchiornis huxleyi, a bird-like dinosaur that died about 150 million years ago in China.

Global Mobility Grants for Research Abroad

The Global Mobility Program: Graduate Research Fellowship is open to doctoral students for research abroad during one summer or academic semester. The program aims to expand Brown’s global reach and projects must build upon the University’s integrative themes and yield tangible outcomes. Proposals are due September 25, 2015. Learn more.