• Serving the Community

    Serving the Community

    I'm learning in depth in my field, but also keeping in touch with the school at large, says Sveta Milusheva. The PhD candidate in Economics serves on the Brown University Community Council and is involved in student government.

  • Knowledge and Self-Knowledge

    Knowledge and Self-Knowledge

    Passion for my research studies brought me to Brown, says Laura Dingeldein, a PhD candidate in Religious Studies. What I discovered is that I love to teach.

  • 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.

  • Flexible Pathways

    Flexible Pathways

    Two experts attracted Ryan Carney to Brown but his news-making research on the color of dinosaurs and fossil reptiles benefits from training in five departments and international collaborations: “People are very willing to work with me and to share state-of-the-art equipment.”

  • Teaching and Mentoring

    Teaching and Mentoring

    Mentorship is unique to the people involved, says Julia Troche, a doctoral student in Egyptology, shown (left) with undergrads Ariana Gunderson and Simon Hochberg. “You get to know them on a personal level. I ask for constructive feedback: Is this productive for you?”

  • Precipice of Human Knowledge

    Precipice of Human Knowledge

    Research takes patience, hard work and self-discipline, says Megan Creighton, a PhD candidate in Engineering. "You can destroy a month's worth of work in under an hour.  But you can also solve all your problems in the same amount of time."

  • Professional Development

    Professional Development

    Graduate students enrich campus discourse. Heather Bennett and Eric James, officers of Brown's SACNAS chapter, organized Inspiring Women in STEM, a multidiciplinary panel discussion on career pathways, perseverance, mentoring and work-life balance.

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Graduate School Applications Rise

Applications to Brown’s Graduate School increased 2.3%, with an uptick in the percentage from international students. The Graduate School has received 9,243 applications to doctoral and master’s programs, compared with 9,036 in the year-earlier period. These are preliminary figures, as some master’s programs are still accepting applications.

PhD Students Broaden Goals Via Open Graduate Education

“I want the freedom to pursue my own idea,” says Yun Xu, a doctoral student in Pathobiology who was named one of 11 new Open Graduate Education participants. “I want to continue to have that freedom after my graduate studies. That’s why I am also pursuing entrepreneurship studies.”