• 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. 

  • Engaged Scholarship

    Engaged Scholarship

    Kaitlin Sidorsky ’15 PhD expanded the definition of political office in her work on routes women take into the political sphere. Hers is the first national survey to include appointed officials. Read about her discoveries.

  • Global Mobility

    Global Mobility

    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. 

  • Orientation 2015

    Orientation 2015

    New Master's and PhD students will gather at Graduate School Orientation on September 4. See the schedule for master's students and for doctoral students. Read the Admitted Students Guide.

  • 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.

  • Summer Session

    Summer Session

    The inaugural class in a one-year Master of Public Affairs program explored Rhode Island before delving into an intensive study of public policy. The summer session culminates with visits abroad to look at policy in an international context. Read more.

  • Summer B-Lab

    Summer B-Lab

    Thirteen graduate students and alumni are developing entrepreneurial skills at B-Lab 2015. Iain MacKenzie ’15 ScMIME, standing at right, listens to teammate Ian Thomas ’15 ScMIME in a workshop. The venture team’s idea is to retrofit vending machines for wireless payment. Read more.

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News and Announcements

Web App Helps Researchers Explore Cancer Genetics

Brown University computer scientists, including PhD student Max Leiserson, have developed a new interactive tool to help researchers and clinicians explore the genetic underpinnings of cancer. The tool — dubbed MAGI, for Mutation Annotation and Genome Interpretation — is an open-source web application that enables users to search, visualize, and annotate large public cancer genetics datasets, including data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project.

Review Indicates Cardio Exercise Benefits

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Everyone knows that exercise generally helps the cardiovascular system, but much remains unknown about how the benefits arise, and what to expect in different people who exercise to improve their health. To gain a more precise understanding of how exercise improves health and whom it helps most, researchers, including Epidemiology doctoral student Xiaochen Lin, analyzed the results of 160 randomized clinical trials with nearly 7,500 participants.

Questions for James Budarz: ‘Molecular Movie' Captures Ultrafast Chemical Reaction

A team of researchers, including doctoral chemistry student graduate student James Budarz and Dean of the Graduate School, Peter Weber, has captured the dynamics of how a ring-shaped molecule opens and unfurls in an ultra-high speed “molecular movie.” This is the first time a chemical reaction has been imaged at the molecular level with such short time scales. The research could serve as a basis for understanding similar reactions involved in a wide variety of chemical processes.

Young-Paulhill Named Simmons Scholar

Jasamine Young-Paulhill, an incoming graduate student in Brown’s master's program in Urban Education Policy, was named the 2015 winner of the Ruth J. Simmons Urban Education Policy Scholarship, a full-tuition award.

The Board of Overseers of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University established the permanent annual scholarship in 2012 for the UEP student who most epitomizes the former Brown University president’s commitment to education equity and social justice.