Application for Graduate Admission







Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Politcal Science offers a combined A.M. / Ph.D progam. There is no terminal Masters program.

The application is on-line. First-time users should create an account; returning users can log-in directly. More application information is available on the Graduate School's website.

The deadline to apply is December 15th. Plan for your materials to arrive at the Graduate School by that date. Please upload all supporting materials to the online application. If you must mail hard copies, please send them directly to the Graduate School.

Graduate School
47 George Street, Box 1867
Providence, RI 02912

GRE and TOEFL information.

The Brown GRE code is 3094. Scores are valid for five years. GRE averages from admitted students are not available. Once you've applied, and provided you have already had your GRE scores sent to Brown, it may take up to 10 business days to link your GRE scores to your application. 

The Brown TOEFL code is also 3094. For more information on minimum score requirements, please review the Grad School's website on Language Proficiency.

Application materials: In order to apply, (1) you must fill out the online application, (2) upload copies of your transcript(s), (3) upload a personal statement also called a statement of purpose, (4) upload a writing sample of no more than 50 pages - it should be a good example of your writing, (5) have three letters of recommendation, (6) submit GRE scores, and (7) if applicable, submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.  

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