• 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

    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.

  • 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

Nine Students Named Deans' Faculty Fellows

Nine doctoral students secured Deans' Faculty Fellowships (DFF) in the fourth year of the program. The fellowships give advanced graduate students the opportunity to strengthen their teaching portfolios through the development of their own courses in consultation with a faculty mentor. It is a joint initiative of the Graduate School and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. This year’s fellows are eager to hone their teaching skills and gain additional experience as they prepare for the job market. Read more.

Awards Recognize Four Outstanding Dissertations

The 2018 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Awards go to Megan Cole, David Mittelman, Maria Hwang and Sameer Iyer as they receive their doctoral degrees from Brown University on May 27. The prizes recognize superior achievements in research by students completing the doctoral degree. This year the research topics range from Medicare expansion and how skepticism is addressed in several Brazilian novels to the temporary labor migration of Filipina sex workers and the mathematical underpinnings of boundary layers in applied math.

Supported through the generosity of the Joukowsky Family Foundation, up to four awards are made, with one from each of the four main areas: the humanities and the life, physical and social sciences. Read more.

El Colegio de México President to Receive Horace Mann Medal

Silvia E. Giorguli Saucedo ’04 PhD is the 2018 recipient of the Horace Mann Medal. Giorguli is the first female president of El Colegio de México (Colmex), the top research and teaching university for social sciences and humanities in Mexico. The honor is bestowed annually to a Brown University Graduate School alumnus or alumna who has made significant contributions in his or her field.  She will be honored at Commencement.

“The Other Side of the Migration Story: The Implications of Mexico-U.S. Migration for Mexico,” her Commencement Forum talk, is open to the public and takes place on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. in Metcalf Research Laboratory, Friedman Auditorium, Room 101, located at 190 Thayer Street. Read more.

Master’s Awards Go to Campbell, Sunday and Aaron

Joyce SundayJoyce SundayAndrew S. CampbellAndrew S. CampbellThree students will receive the Graduate School’s fourth annual master's prizes at Commencement, with Andrew S. Campbell to be recognized for academic accomplishment; Joyce Sunday for engaged citizenship and community service; and David Aaron for professional excellence. Campbell, a History master's student, will be recognized for his complex thesis on the stereotyping and stigmatization of Scottish Presbyterians in the reign of Charles II. Sunday, a master’s student in Biotechnology, will be honored for her advocacy on behalf of international students at Brown. David Aaron is an executive master's student in Cybersecurity who will be recognized for his Critical Challenge Project on how current legal authorities can be used to promote cybersecurity in the private sector. Read more.