• 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.

  • Mentoring


    Megan Creighton, who is studying the impact of nanomaterials on human health and the environment, enjoys mentoring undergrads. She gives them space to figure it out for themselves while being approachable. “You get to be part of them becoming engineers.”

  • International Resources

    International Resources

    As part of her dissertation in Archaeology, Müge Durusu-Tanriöver focuses on the pottery traditions of the Hittite Empire. She used a Graduate School summer research grant to access the collections at the British Institute at Ankara. 


  • Orientation 2014

    Orientation 2014

    New graduate students converse on the main green outside the Resource Fair, where 40 Brown offices, associations, and groups presented information about services and activities available to doctoral and master's students.

  • Master's Studies

    Master's Studies

    Nearly 700 students are enrolled in Brown's 27 master's programs. Pictured here: Jing Li (American Studies), Ijeoma Azodo, MD (Clinical and Translational Research) and Oliver Strand (Literary Arts). 

  • Advice for New Students

    Advice for New Students

    Open your mind, and be active in your department, counsels Julia Troche, an advanced candidate in the Egyptology program. “Make a name for yourself.”

  • Research Matters!

    Research Matters!

    Celebrating 125 years of graduate study at Brown, eight graduate students and two alumni give brief talks at this Fall Weekend event on “why my research matters.” Topics range from teaching citizenship to what medical history tells us about broken hearts.  Learn more.

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News and Announcements

BEST Program Now Accepting Applications

The Brown Executive Scholars Training (BEST) Program is designed to help prepare advanced master's students and doctoral candidates for careers in higher education administration. Up to ten students will be chosen to participate in this 12-week program. Participants will learn about university administration, create a career development plan, and complete an optional mini-practicum project. Applications are due November 14, 2014. More information.

Deans’ Faculty Fellows Program

Peter Weber, Dean of the Graduate School, and Kevin McLaughlin, Dean of the Faculty, unveiled the Deans’ Faculty Fellows Program for 6th year PhD students. In a September 30 memo to graduate programs, the deans said the new fellowships will allow advanced graduate students to strengthen their teaching portfolios by developing their own courses in consultation with a faculty mentor.

The program will begin in AY15-16, and run for a three-year pilot phase, through AY17-18.

Mandel, New Dean of the College, to Speak at Academy in Context

Maud S. Mandel, Professor of History and Judaic Studies and Dean of the College, is our speaker for the October 29 Academy in Context dinner-seminar. She will focus on the ethical and political choices confronting scholars working in the field of contemporary history. The series is for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees, and fosters discussion of ethical issues across disciplines. More information and registration.

Research Matters! Graduate & Alumni Talks

Research Matters, a Graduate School symposium celebrating new ideas and discoveries included eight graduate students and two alumni who gave brief talks for a general audience on why their research matters. The event was part of the University's 250th Anniversary Fall Celebration.  The speakers were chosen after September 4 talks by semifinalists.