Application Information

Click here for direct access to the Brown Graduate School application. All graduate applications at Brown are submitted via the Graduate School; please consult the Graduate School Website for information about the admissions process and required application components.

The application deadline for the Doctoral Program in History and the PhD Program in Ancient History for the 2019-2020 academic year is December 15, 2018.

Students who wish to apply to the 5th year MA program for Brown undergraduates should see the information here and speak with the DGS. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2019 and conclude at commencement. Applications received by the January 15 deadline are given closer consideration.

Open Graduate Education applications for the History MA are made through the Graduate School, and are due the second Friday in February. Prior consultation with the DGS in History and the student's home department is required.

As of November 2018, the History Department is no longer accepting applications for the terminal MA.

Potential applicants are first encouraged to look at our FAQ page, which addresses many common application questions.

In addition, we encourage applicants to look closely at our faculty and the list of fields in which we train graduate students, contact potential advisors directly to discuss research interests and resources at Brown, and to look at what our current graduate students are working on.  The Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Rebecca Nedostup, can answer additional questions about the application components or other details of our graduate programs.