Brown University–Tougaloo College Partnership (BTP)

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Semester Exchange for Brown and Tougaloo Undergraduates

This program offers undergraduates the opportunity to study at the partner institution for one semester.

Civil Rights Trip at Tougaloo College

This program offers Brown undergraduates the opportunity over spring break to conduct archival research and discover the rich history and culture of Mississippi (broadly) and Tougaloo (specifically).

Early Identification Program in Medicine

The Alpert Medical School's Early Identification Program (EIP) in Medicine offers outstanding Tougaloo pre-med students a route to apply for early admission.

Partnership in Public Health Program

This program offers outstanding Tougaloo sophomores a route to apply for early admission to Brown's Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program.

Faculty Fellowship for Graduate Students

This program offers advanced Brown graduate students the opportunity to teach at Tougaloo. 

About Us

Through a variety of programs and exchanges, the Brown University – Tougaloo College Partnership (BTP) offers students, faculty and staff opportunities for academic and cultural enrichment.


In 1964, surrounded by the Civil Rights Movement, Brown University and Tougaloo College developed a "cooperative agreement" that, despite an uneasy beginning, has come to educate and inspire individuals on both campuses by engaging the lives and histories of these two distinctive institutions.


Our programs include student and faculty academic and cultural exchanges, collaborative research ventures and administrative engagements.