Participating in a Vibrant Community
Brown University's Graduate School offers 51 doctoral programs and 32 master’s programs, including those of the School of Engineering, the School of Public Health, and the School of Professional Studies.
Brown has a friendly scale and collaborative culture. With more than 2,600 graduate students and more than 700 full-time faculty members, Brown offers excellent academic training and mentoring within a supportive environment.
The University is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive academic community. Please read about diversity and inclusion at Brown.
Graduate students may choose from a range of development opportunities, including:
- Open Graduate Education program, providing flexibility for select doctoral students to define their academic journey and earn a secondary master's degree of their choosing.
- Doctoral certificates as well as Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning certificates.
- Global Mobility grants and Graduate School travel research funds, supporting graduate student scholarship.
- Deans' Faculty Fellowship Program, enabling advanced doctoral students to strengthen their teaching portfolios.
- Interdisciplinary Opportunities for advanced doctoral students, allowing engagement in scholarly life at participating Centers and Institutes.
- Both the Brown-Wheaton Faculty Fellowships and the Brown-Tougaloo Faculty Fellowships provide advanced teaching opportunities at a liberal arts and a rural college, respectively.
- Brown Executive Scholars Training Program, preparing advanced master’s students and doctoral candidates for careers in higher education administration.
- Effective Performance workshops, improving capacity as communicators for research and teaching.
Community and Groups
Graduate students can get involved in the Graduate Student Council. The Graduate Community Fellows Program offers another avenue to cultivate community as well as leadership, collaboration, and problem solving skills.
Through Brown's Swearer Center for Public Service, students can engage in the local community.
Student groups include the Samuel M. Nabrit Black Graduate Student Association, Graduate Women in Science and Enginering (GWiSE), the Brown Tango Club, the Brown chapter of SACNAS, which stands for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, the Graduate Students of Color Collective, and the Graduate Biomedical Engineering Society.