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Exploring Graduate Studies at Brown 

With approximately 2,000 graduate students and 700 full-time faculty, Brown University offers exceptional access to outstanding scholars and researchers. Brown also has a collaborative environment, fosters multidisciplinary inquiry and gives students at all levels the scope to chart their own paths. The University is located in Providence, Rhode Island, and was founded in 1764. It is a member of the Ivy League.

We encourage you to explore the training opportunities at Brown, which offers more than 40 doctoral programs and two dozen master’s programs. If you are interested in a program, please feel free to contact that program’s Director of Graduate Study. Please pay close attention to application deadlines, which vary by program. Also available here is information about Brown resources, services and facilities, as well as a sense of life in Providence, which is the capital of Rhode Island.  

The University prepares graduate students for distinguished careers in research, teaching and as experts in the public and private sectors. Master’s students are trained to assess information and trends in their fields and to create original works. Doctoral students perform research at the highest level, advancing knowledge in their fields. They also train as teachers amid the stimulating environment of Brown’s open curriculum at the College, which has more than 6,000 undergraduate students.   

Is it for you? Brown students are distinguished by academic excellence, self-direction and a collaborative style of learning. Faculty members pursue their own research and scholarship while remaining deeply committed to teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. Learn more about our Fields of Study.

The online application for 2016-17 admission is available.

Admitted Students
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