Admissions & Aid


Each year, the Taubman Center admits twenty-five to thirty highly motivated and multi-faceted individuals who are well prepared for the rigor of our programs. In an effort to create synergistic and collaborative working relationships between students, we select from a variety of backgrounds and previous fields of study. The admissions committee considers many factors when selecting the members of a class, basing their decisions on personal essays, letters of recommendation, official academic transcripts, community service, relevant work experience, extra-curricular activities, and standardized test scores. You are also welcome to bring other evidence to our attention during the application process. 

We ask interested applicants to provide the following materials:

  • Personal essay
  • Application for Admission 
  • Transcripts (Brown strongly encourages applicants to submit a scanned image of the transcript at the time of application, which can speed processing; however, a final, official transcript will be required of all admitted students who matriculate
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic/professional potential
  • Resume
  • Official Graduate Record Examination scores (Code 3094)
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only) (Code 3094)
  • Non-refundable application fee

Students matriculate into the program at the beginning of the fall semester. 

Merit-Based Scholarships

The Taubman Center offers merit-based scholarships to a large percentage of our students. To be considered, please mark the appropriate box on the university application form. No other application is required. Scholarship awards vary and may be renewable for a second year. Because funding is limited, all merit-based scholarship applications must be received by December 15. Other applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 31.

To apply for federal loans, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available from the Federal Student Aid Program online at

Please refer to the Financial Aid Office for guidance on additional financing options.

Student Work Opportunities

Taubman Center faculty pursue research projects that often result in interesting job opportunities for students. In addition, graduate students are eligible for student employment at Brown University. The Office of Student Employment posts a large number of positions for those students wishing to work on campus.