• 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 32 master's programs, ranging from Data Science to Public Health. Learn about the academic programs

  • Leadership


    Andrew G. Campbell, the 15th dean of the Graduate School: We are deeply committed to the work of broadening participation in higher education and creating a more diverse and inclusive scholarly community. 

  • Open Graduate Education

    Open Graduate Education

    Yun “Ryan” Xu is a PhD student 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.

  • Research Matters!

    Research Matters!

    Eleven graduate students explained the importance of their research at the Graduate School’s third Research Matters! event. Topics ranged from preventing arthritis to nostalgic narratives of the South. Read more.

  • Commencement 2018

    Commencement 2018

    Student speaker Javier Juarez '18 A.M received a standing ovation for his talk entitled, What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

  • Summer Research

    Summer Research

    More than 350 doctoral and master’s students received funding for research and conference travel this summer. Graduate students share images from around the globe: California, Pennsylvania and Tampa to London, France and India. Learn more about Research, International and Conference travel grants.

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News and Announcements

Four Graduate Students Win Fulbright Awards

Brown University, again in 2018, produced the most Fulbright winners in the nation. Graduate students Katherine Freeze, Watufani Poe, William Skinner and Edward (Geoffrey) Wildanger are among the 35 current and former students to receive the award. They are traveling in Tajikistan, Brazil, Barbados and Germany respectively for research in the coming months. Read more.

MFA Student Directs Bilingual Community Play

Members of the cast and crew for La Tempestad. Far left: Tatyana-Marie Carlo, far right: Orlando HernandezMembers of the cast and crew for La Tempestad. Far left: Tatyana-Marie Carlo, far right: Orlando HernandezNow in it’s third year, Trinity Repertory Company has again partnered with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA) to present Teatro en El Verano (Theatre in the Summer), with a production of The Tempest (La Tempestad). Brown/Trinity Rep MFA student Tatyana-Marie Carlo was selected to direct the show by RILA, which includes a diverse cast of actors from the community, the Brown/Trinity MFA program, and Trinity Rep staff and faculty.

Graduate School Attracts More Underrepresented Students, International Applicants Remain Steady

Brown Graduate School will welcome 281 new doctoral students in the next academic year, with 39% coming from outside the U.S. This percentage remains steady at Brown, despite declining trends nationally. The Graduate School accepted 10% of applicants to Brown's 51 doctoral programs, a selectivity rate that has increased each of the past five years. The new international PhD students come from 39 nations, with the largest number from China and India. Among the new domestic students, 31% self-identify as members of historically underrepresented groups (HUG), which is the highest percentage to date and an increase of 18% from last year.

Four Students Named Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows

Sarah Berns, Charles Carroll, Meg Caven and Brooke Osborne will teach at Wheaton College during the 2018-19 academic year. As Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows, the doctoral students will have the opportunity to hone teaching skills gained at Brown, while being introduced to faculty life at a small liberal arts college. 

“At Brown I’ve been mentored by a number of very knowledgeable and passionate educators. I’m really looking forward to applying the skills I’ve learned throughout my time at Brown with my own course at Wheaton,” says Carroll. Read more.