• 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.

  • 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

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.

Student Research: Study Shows How Brain Combines Subtle Sensory Signals to Take Notice

New research in eLife explains how the developing brain learns to integrate and react to subtle but simultaneous sensory cues — sound, touch and visual — that would be ignored individually. Torrey Truszkowski, a neuroscience doctoral student, was lead author of the paper in eLife. Such “multisensory integration” (MSI) is a vital skill for young brains to develop, said the authors, because it shapes how effectively animals can make sense of their surroundings.

Meet BWell Health Promotion's Tanya Purdy

As Director of BWell Health Promotion, Tanya Purdy is interested in working on public health interventions to improve the emotional well-being of graduate students. Purdy, who came to Brown in August 2016 from Wesleyan University, is collaborating with graduate students and Graduate School staff on plans to make information on self-care more accessible and relevant for graduate students and to create an online wellness program specifically dedicated to graduate students’ needs, beginning next fall. Read more.