Admission and Financial Aid

Upcoming Graduate Program Information Sessions via Zoom: Register Here

Want to learn more about our program?  Sign up for an information session and speak with co-directors Diana Horrigan, PhD and Sean Lawler, PhD.

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Friday, October 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

**Please note that you will receive a Zoom link for the information session one to two days before the event.

Admissions Criteria

Brown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs. PhD applications and 5th year Master's applications can be found on the Graduate School website. 

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission into the the Therapeutic Sciences Graduate Program.  We review each application as a whole, and place emphasis on more powerful predictors of success, such as:

  • letters of recommendation
  • research experience
  • personal statements
  • academic performance and interviews.

GRE subject tests are not required.  Students for whom English is a second language must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Please check out the Graduate School website for more information.

PhD Application Deadline: December 1st
Recruitment Day (interviews): Early February

Financial Information

The Graduate School offers incoming doctoral students five years of guaranteed financial support, including a stipend, tuition remission, a health-services fee and a health-insurance subsidy. The annual stipend for the 2022-2023 academic year is $42,412.  Students who are accepted to the program will be offered a University fellowship for their first year and a half at Brown.  Subsequent years may be funded by teaching assistantships, research assistantships or grants from outside sources.  No support is provided for students at the master’s level. Visit the Brown Graduate School website for more information about financial support.

Living and Housing Expenses

For students who cannot easily come to Brown to find housing before the start of their first year, Brown offers limited housing for first year graduate students (only for the first year).  After the first year, these students must find off-campus housing.  Most students do so even in their first year.  Many graduate students rent apartments in residential areas immediately surrounding the Brown campus.  Rents are lower in areas farther from campus.  Rhode Island public buses are free to Brown students, faculty and staff with a Brown ID.  Brown also operates a variety of free shuttle services and free access to Rhode Island's transit system RIPTA. These services make apartments farther from campus more accessible. More information about housing for graduate students can be found on the Brown Graduate Housing website.
Learn more about funding the PhD degree 

Health Insurance

Student’s health insurance fees are covered by Brown University and the Division of Biology and Medicine. Visit the Brown Graduate School website to learn more about health insurance at Brown.
Learn more about health insurance