• 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

    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.

  • GradCON

    GradCON

    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.

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News and Announcements

Immigration Order: Brown Resources and Updates

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) has compiled information related to the Executive Order of January 27, 2017 impacting immigration and refugee travel on this this website, which includes resources and updates. To access the website, go to https://blogs.brown.edu/internationalstudentsupport/. The link to the website can also be found on the OGE web page. Please contact Global Brown Community & Support (GBCS) at GBCS@brown.edu or (401) 863-1300 with any questions. 

GSC Calls for Commencement Speakers

The Graduate Student Council invites students who intend to complete their programs in May 2017 to apply to be the Commencement Speaker at the doctoral or master's ceremonies, both to be held on May 28.  Interested students can apply up until midnight on Tuesday, February 28th. For more information, see the application.  

Sickle Cell Trait May Confound Blood Sugar Readings Among African-Americans

A new study in JAMA, by lead author Mary Lacy, a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, provides evidence that hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a common blood biomarker used to measure blood sugar over time, may not perform as accurately among African-Americans with sickle cell trait and could be leading to a systemic underestimation of blood sugar control among that population.