• 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. 

  • 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. Read more.

  • 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.

  • Impact through Research

    Impact through Research

    Honored doctoral scholars Chinyere Agbai (Sociology) and Arjee Restar (Public Health) earned competitive awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support their research and efforts to translate their findings into health policies. 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.

  • GradCON 2017

    GradCON 2017

    More than 30 graduate alumni shared insights at GradCON 2017. “Do informational interviews. They are an amazing way to both figure out where and what will be a good fit, and to make the connections you need to move forward in a new career," says Lindsay Brin PhD '14, Data Scientist at T4G Limited.

  • Professional Development

    Professional Development

    Actors in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program prepare for March and April industry showcases in New York and Los Angeles. "Our MFA showcase is an essential component in the launch of these talented young professionals into the industry," says Professor Curt Columbus, Theatre Arts & Performance Studies. Read more.

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News and Announcements

Salgado Thesis Show Opens in March

Directed by MFA student Mauricio Salgado for his senior thesis show, An Acorn, runs March 1-11 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center. The play deals with humanity’s response to a crisis and how memory, grief, and finding each other can save us all. Salgado said he was drawn to the play for its observations on how humans handle traumatic and shocking events. He is a first generation US artist pursuing justice and healing through a decolonial framework. Learn more.

Brown to Cover Full Tuition for Acting and Directing MFA Students

Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, Brown University will provide scholarship funds to cover the full cost of tuition for all returning and future students in the Brown University / Trinity Rep master of fine arts (MFA) programs in acting and directing. Not only will the additional funding ease debt for individual MFA students, Brown and Trinity Rep officials say, it will diversify the pool of actors and directors in training, encourage innovation and experimentation in art-making and ultimately redefine whose stories are being told through on-stage performance. Read more.

For Second Year Running, Brown Produces Most Fulbright Winners in the U.S.

For the second year in a row, students and recent graduates from Brown University earned more Fulbright student scholarships than from any other university in the nation, data released by the Fulbright Program reported on Monday, Feb. 19. In total, 39 Brown students and recent graduates received Fulbright awards for the 2017-18 year — 25 undergraduates, six graduate students and eight recent alumni. Awarded by the U.S. State Department, the grants fund research or teaching abroad for up to one year. Read more.

GSC Calls for Commencement Speakers

The Graduate Student Council invites students who intend to complete their programs in May 2018 to apply to be the Commencement Speaker at the doctoral or master's ceremonies, both to be held on May 27.  Interested students can apply up until midnight on Sunday, March 4. For more information, see the application.