Master of Arts Program in Brazilian Studies


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.

A.M. Information

This interdisciplinary degree program is designed to provide recent graduates, as well as mature professionals holding an A.B. degree and possessing a reading and spoken knowledge of Portuguese, with a humanities/social science curriculum in Braziliana. The program offers graduate level training with special focus upon Brazil for careers in academia, foreign service, and international organizations, including transnational business and foundations. Drawing upon a candidate's knowledge of Portuguese, this program will develop a unique combination of linguistic and interdisciplinary skills via course offerings in English and Portuguese.

Candidates will complete a program of eight graduate courses. Including two in the social sciences, and two in the humanities, plus a Master's Research Project. Students will be expected to complete at least three of their courses via the Portuguese language.

Transfer Credit for All Master's Degrees

Graduate work done in graduate residence at other institutions and not used in fulfillment of the requirements for a degree may be offered in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master's degree on recommendation by the department. However, the equivalent of at least seven semester courses must be completed in residence at Brown University. Students who wish to transfer credit for work done elsewhere should file an application with the Registrar as soon as possible. Forms are available in the Office of the Registrar.