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About the Graduate School

Participating in a Vibrant Community

Going to graduate school is about more than acquiring knowledge. You learn how to develop, apply, and share knowledge. Graduate students are an important part of the intellectual community.

Brown has a friendly scale and collaborative culture. With 2,000 graduate students and more than 700 full-time faculty members, Brown offers exceptionally close mentoring in its doctoral and terminal master’s programs, including those in the School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and in the Division of Biology and Medicine.  

Faculty members are accomplished and accessible. You’ll find a MacArthur Fellow leading doctoral studies in Anthropology, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner guiding MFA candidates in Literary Arts.  An advising and mentoring award recipient is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Graduate students can craft their course of study, and they have the flexibility and resources to engage in Brown’s rich tradition of interdisciplinary research.  Through the Open Graduate Education program, select doctoral students can also earn a secondary master's degree.

A wider community is available to students. Graduate students can get involved in the Graduate Student Council or engage in the local community through the Swearer Center or community groups.