• 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.

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News and Announcements

Explore Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellowships

Advanced doctoral students interested in a teaching fellowship at a liberal arts college are invited to attend a December 14 info session at 4 pm at the Sheridan Center.  The Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellowship program provides an opportunity for advanced PhD students to teach at nearby Wheaton College. Shawn Christian, Associate Provost of Wheaton College, will answer questions at the session. Applications are due January 27, 2017. Learn more.

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, time 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 Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Learn more.

B-LAB Info Session Set for Dec. 7

Graduate students are invited to register and attend a Breakthrough Lab (B-LAB) information session on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in Wilson Hall 309. Food will be served and past participants of this summer intensive program will speak. B-LAB enables students to develop high-impact ventures and provides critical resources, mentoring, networking, and a final venture showcase.

Call for Applications: Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Advanced PhD students in the humanities and social sciences are invited to apply for interdisciplinary opportunities at more than a dozen centers and institutes at Brown University. Those who will be in their 5th or 6th year of doctoral study at Brown University in 2017-2018 are eligible to apply. Support will be offered to up to 16 candidates, who will engage in the activities of these centers and institutes and benefit from enhanced professional development and mentorship in 2017-2018. The application deadline is January 30, 2017.