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About the Graduate School

Participating in a Vibrant Community

Brown University's Graduate Schoooffers 51 doctoral programs and 28 master’s programs, including those of the School of Engineering, the School of Public Health, and the School of Professional Studies.

Brown has a friendly scale and collaborative culture. With 2,200 graduate students and more than 700 full-time faculty members, Brown offers excellent academic training and mentoring within a supportive environment.  

Doctoral students have the flexibility and resources to engage in Brown’s rich tradition of interdisciplinary research.  Through Brown's unique Open Graduate Education program, select doctoral students define their own academic journey and earn a secondary master's degree of their choosing.

Other distinctive training opportunities include:

A wider community of learning is available to students through the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. The Center offers five certificates ranging from reflective teaching to mentoring.

Graduate students can get involved in the Graduate Student Council and engage in the local community through the Swearer Center for Public Service or community groups.  Student groups include the Samuel M. Nabrit Black Student Group Association, Graduate Women in Science and Enginering (GWiSE) and  the Brown chapter of SACNAS, which stands for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science.