Graduate Programs


Due to COVID-19, and so as to better support our continuing graduate students, the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies will not be accepting students either to the Ph.D. or the A.M. programs in fall 2020 for an entering class of 2021. We look forward to resuming admittance to both programs next academic year. If you have any questions about either program, please do not hesitate to contact either Dr. Leonor Simas-Almeida, Director of Graduate Studies, or Dr. Leila Lehnen, Chair.

Leonor Simas-Almeida
Director of Graduate Studies

One of the leading centers for graduate level study of the Portuguese-speaking world, the programs at Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University include a doctoral program specializing in Portuguese-language literature as well as three interdisciplinary Master's programs.

More information about each of the four programs can be found on the pages listed on the left.

How to Apply

Application information is available on the Graduate School website. Prospective students can apply online.

The Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies does not require the GRE from its applicants to the doctoral program.