Degree Type

The Brazilian Studies program is not accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Brazilian Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program is designed to provide recent graduates as well as mature professionals holding an A.B. degree and possessing a reading and speaking knowledge of Portuguese with a humanities/social science curriculum in Braziliana.

The program offers graduate level training with special focus on Brazil for careers in academia, foreign service, and international organizations, including transnational business and foundations.

Additional Resources

Gavea–Brown Publications; editorial offices of Brasil/Brazil: A Journal of Brazilian Literature; Gavea–Brown: A Bilingual Journal of Portuguese–American Letters and Studies; and E–journal of Portuguese History; cooperation agreements with several Brazilian and Portuguese universities.

A.M. Completion Requirements

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.

Department of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies
Brown University
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Department Chair: Leila Lehnen

Director of Graduate Studies: Leonor Simas-Almeida