• Campus Culture

    Campus Culture

    Graduate students make up a quarter of Brown’s student population. Learn about our culture, distinctive 
    opportunities, and academic programs. Read about initiatives in doctoral education and support.

  • Master's Education

    Master's Education

    Brown offers 31 master's programs, ranging from Literary Arts to Computer Science. Hear from 2015-16 students about their goals and development. Learn about the academic programsPictured: Master's students Brandon Armstead, Yangnaihui Feng, and Khaled Almilaji. 

  • Leadership


    Dean Andrew G. Campbell embarked on an outreach campaign in the early days of his appointment to create the Graduate School's strategic plan. He and Associate Deans held student input sessions in September. See details.  

  • Research Opportunities

    Research Opportunities

    "If you think of yourself solely as either a scientist or an engineer, you can get trapped in a certain way of thinking,"says PhD student Tess Caswell, who attended a mission-planning bootcamp. "But if you want to fly a spacecraft to other planets, you have to wear both hats." Read more.

  • Opening Pathways

    Opening Pathways

    William Jordan overcame odds to study at Brown. The PhD student hopes to inspire others to pursue science. He has won two competitive awards this year. Read more.

  • Research Matters!

    Research Matters!

    Nine graduate students and a postdoc explained the importance of their research at the Graduate School’s second Research Matters! event. Topics ranged from ways to improve lithium-ion batteries to how social media can help protect cultural heritage. Read more  or watch the videos.

  • GradCON 2016

    GradCON 2016

    Alumni shared insights at the Graduate Student Career Options Conference. "You know way more than you think you do, and your value is much higher than you realize," says Michael Siegel ’10 PhD (at right), Special Assistant to the President of RISD.

  • Building Community

    Building Community

    Maria Ortega, the graduate student coordinator at the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center, says students are affirmed and have a home away from home. Read more.

  • Open Graduate Education

    Open Graduate Education

    Yun “Ryan” Xu is one of 42 PhD students pursuing a secondary master's degree through the Open Graduate Education program. "My motivation is real-life impact. I want to leverage lab experience to bring something to patients to promote health care." Read more.

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News and Announcements

Mathwig Wins Cross Award

Alexandra Mathwig is one of eight recipients of the 2017 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, announced the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). The Brown University doctoral candidate in History of Art & Architecture was selected from a pool of more than 250 nominees from 127 institutions.

Dissertation Writing Retreat Set for January

Advanced PhD students are invited to apply to participate in a Dissertation Writing Retreat, to be held January 9-13, 2017. The writing-intensive retreat will provide 16 participants with space and encouragement to make progress on their dissertations. Stacy Kastner, Associate Director of the Writing Center, will lead this retreat, which pools the resources and support of the Graduate School, Sheridan Center and Libraries. The deadline to apply is December 28, 2016. Learn more.

Ethics Dinner-Seminar Addresses Climate Change

John "Jack" Mustard and Deborah Gordon are the featured speakers of the February 15, 2017, Academy in Context dinner-seminar entitled, “Climate Change: Perspectives on Challenges in Two Key Sectors.” Mustard, a Brown University Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences and Professor of Environmental Studies, will focus on how agricultural systems will adapt to changing climate to serve a growing population's demands for food and fuel. Deborah Gordon, Director of the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, will speak about the complexities and challenges affecting climate change due to the significant diversity in global oils’ greenhouse gas emissions. These two sectors—agriculture and oil—underscore the need for honesty and transparency, even when existing rules are not requiring it, the speakers say.

Medicaid Expansion Linked to Better Center Care

According to a new study, led by doctoral student, Megan Cole and associate professor, Dr. Amal Trivedi, in the first year of Medicaid expansion, four out of eight quality indicators at federally funded health centers improved significantly in states that expanded Medicaid compared to non-expansion states.