• 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 programs.

  • Leadership


    Dean Andrew G. Campbell has embarked on an outreach campaign to create the Graduate School's strategic plan. He and the Associate Deans held student input sessions with graduate students on September 14, 19, 20, and 26. See details.  

  • Engaged Scholarship

    Engaged Scholarship

    Master's students in Urban Education Policy focused on community-based research this summer. One group facilitated collaboration between a local youth agency and 12 higher education institutions. Read more.

  • 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.

  • Orientation 2016

    Orientation 2016

    PhD students chat with Dean Andrew G. Campbell (center). Left to right: Melody Chapin, Gabriel Provencher Langlois, Haobei Wang, and Emily Salemi. See more student photos.

  • 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.

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News and Announcements

Brown, Citing NLRB Ruling, Voices Support for Student Discussions

After the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that graduate students at Columbia University are employees and have the right to unionize, Brown University leaders said in a statement that they will comply with the decision and support discussions among graduate students as they explore whether or not unionization is right for them. Prior to the NLRB's August 23 decision, Dean Andrew G. Campbell echoed Provost Richard M. Locke's call for constructive dialogue about graduate education and graduate student unionization in the coming weeks and months. "This moment allows us to focus on the contributions of graduate students to the teaching and research mission of Brown University," Dean Campbell said. See FAQs and resources

Bogues and Rose to Speak on 'Race and Knowledge'

Anthony Bogues and Tricia Rose will speak at the September 29 Academy in Context dinner-seminar on the topic of "Race and Knowledge." Bogues, the Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory and the Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice, will focus on the hierarchies of knowledge production. Rose, who is Professor of Africana Studies and the Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown, will focus on research on race under conditions of racial inequality. Graduate students are invited to attend; space is limited. Learn more and register.

CLACS Call: Reading & Writing Group Proposals

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites applications from groups of affiliated graduate students and faculty to form interdisciplinary country- or region-focused reading/writing groups in the academic year 2016-2017. The purpose is to enhance learning about the country or region from a number of disciplinary perspectives. Proposals are due September 26, 2016.  Learn more. 

PhD Student Arrives with New National Grant

Adedotun Ogunbajo is only beginning his doctoral studies in the Brown University School of Public Health this fall, but he already has a national credential: he is one of the first 40 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research ScholarsThe newly created, competitive award provides first- and second-year doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups with training and mentoring in health policy that they can integrate into their research.