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What should applicants include in their personal statement?

Applicants should include information about the following in their personal statements.

  • why you are interested in pursuing a PhD, and why specifically in this program (Therapeutic Sciences at Brown)
  • previous research experience, including your own independent intellectual contribution to a project
  • any obstacles you have faced in your education, research, or work, and what you have done to confront or overcome them

Can the application fee be waived?

Yes. However, you must demonstrate either financial need or participation in certain specialized programs listed on the fee waiver application.  The application can be found on the Graduate School website at: https://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/application-fee-waivers.  Note:  to be considered for a fee waiver, the student's graduate program application must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the regular application deadline.