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Exploring Graduate Studies at Brown

Brown University's Graduate School offers 51 doctoral programs and 29 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 2,600 graduate students and more than 700 full-time faculty members, Brown offers excellent academic training and mentoring within a supportive environment.  

Explore the fields of study offered and Brown's distinctive training opportunities. If you are interested in an academic program, please feel free to contact that program’s Director of Graduate Study. Application deadlines vary by program.

Is it for you? Brown students are distinguished by academic excellence, self-direction and a collaborative style of learning. Faculty members pursue their own research and scholarship while remaining deeply committed to teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. Learn more about the environment, student accomplishments and opportunities.

The University prepares graduate students for distinguished careers in research, teaching and as experts in the public and private sectors. Learn about graduate alumni career paths

Application and admission information is available by application group.

Learn more about the application process, components and fees. Fill out an inquiry form and/or start your application.

All doctoral programs (see list) and the following select master's and fifth-year master’s programs: Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (fifth-year) Literary Arts, Medical Physics, Medical Sciences, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry (fifth-year), Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology (fifth-year), Pathobiology (fifth-year), Theatre: Brown/Trinity Repertory Acting and Directing, Theatre and Performance Studies
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*Please note, many doctoral programs have paused admissions for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

Select master's and fifth-year master’s programs: American studies, Applied Mathematics (fifth-year), Cognitive Science (fifth-year), Comparative Literature (fifth-year), Computer Science (terminal and fifth-year), Data Science (terminal and fifth-year), Design Engineering (terminal and fifth-year), Education, Engineering, German Studies (fifth-year), History (fifth-year), History of Art and Architecture (fifth-year), Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (terminal and fifth-year), Integrative Studies, Linguistics (fifth-year), Mathematics (fifth-year), Modern Culture and Media (fifth-year), Political Science (fifth-year), Philosophy (fifth-year), Physics, Psychology (fifth-year), Public Affairs, Public Humanities, Religious Studies (fifth-year), Slavic Studies (fifth-year), Social Analysis and Research, Urban Education Policy
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All public health doctoral, master's and fifth-year master’s programs: Behavioral and Social Health Sciences, Biostatistics (terminal and fifth-year), Clinical and Translational Research, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Public Health
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All professional programs: Cybersecurity, Healthcare Leadership, IE Brown Executive MBA, Technology Leadership
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