• 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 Data Science to Public Health. Hear from 2015-16 students about their goals and development. 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. 

  • 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.

  • Alumni Network

    Alumni Network

    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.

  • Deans' Faculty Fellow

    Deans' Faculty Fellow

    The fact that I defended in December made a difference in the job market,  said  Natalie Lozinski-Veach, who was a Fellow in the fall and now teaches as a visiting assistant professor. Read more.

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News and Announcements

DCP Funding Tops $6 million

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that all 77 Dissertation Completion Proposal (DCP) requests from rising sixth-year students in the Humanities and Social Sciences for 2017-18 support were met, totaling $6.2 million. The support, which includes tuition, stipend, and health and dental insurance, has been communicated to the 77 students enrolled in 24 doctoral programs.

New Grant Extends IMSD Across All Sciences

With a new $3.3 million federal grant, Brown University will the extend the Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) to its physical sciences, engineering and mathematics departments. The program has significantly increased the diversity of doctoral students in the life sciences and supported enhanced academic achievement among the students it serves.  The new five-year award from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, along with new funding from the Office of the Provost at Brown, will more than double the scope of IMSD. The program will now support up to 20 doctoral students a year in 21 programs instead of just eight students in the Division of Biology and Medicine and the School of Public Health, said Andrew G. Campbell, who has co-directed IMSD since its inception a decade ago and became dean of the Graduate School last year.

Researchers Make Tool for Understanding Cellular Processes More Useful

Brown researchers, including Veronica Ciocanel, a doctoral student in Applied Mathematics, have developed methods to use data from FRAP, an experiment used to study how molecules move inside cells, in ways it’s never been used before. Understanding how proteins and other molecules move around inside cells is important for understanding how cells function. Scientists use an experiment called Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching, or FRAP, to investigate this molecular motion, and now Brown University researchers have developed a mathematical modeling technique that makes FRAP much more useful.

Student Leads Study of Mars Rover Landing Sites

Mike Bramble, a doctoral student in Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, played a leading role on a Brown University research team that published the most detailed geological history to date for a region of Mars known as Northeast Syrtis Major, a spot high on NASA's list of potential landing sites for its next Mars rover to be launched in 2020.