Degree Type
A.M., Sc.M.
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Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies is open to students proposing scholarly work that crosses disciplinary boundaries and cannot be accommodated within an existing doctoral program offering a master's degree.

Brown University has a long tradition of creating, encouraging and fostering interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary programs.

It is possible to apply for permission to enroll as a master's student pursuing integrative graduate study. The application process depends on whether the individual is already enrolled in a degree-granting program at Brown, as is detailed in the Graduate School Handbook.

It is incumbent on the individual to propose a self–designed plan of study leading to either the master of arts or the master of science. Evidence of Brown faculty support is required, per handbook guidelines. The Graduate Council will review the completed application package for approval.

Those interested in pursuing integrative studies as a doctoral student may learn more at the Ph.D. in Integrative Studies page.

Admission Requirements

Please note that the following requirements are for the previous application cycle and will be updated in late Summer 2021.

  • GRE General: Optional. We will NOT be accepting the at-home version of the GRE.
  • GRE Subject: Not required
  • Personal Statement: 1000-1500 word personal statement that gives your reasons to pursue graduate work in the field of your study. The statement should include examples of your past work in your chosen field, your plans for study at Brown, issues and problems you'd like to address in your field and your professional goals.
  • Recommendations: Three (3) recommendations required
  • Resume: Required
  • TOEFL/IELTS: Required for any non-native English speaker who does not have a degree from an institution where English is the sole language of instruction or from a University in the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales), West Indies, Zambia).

We will NOT be accepting the TOEFL at home version or the IELTS Indicator exam. However, we WILL be accepting the TOEFL ITP Plus exam for students in mainland China.

If you have any questions regarding the application process for this program, please email [email protected].

Application Deadline: Applications to this program are closed for Fall 2021 entry and will reopen in late summer 2021. Brown undergraduates may apply as a Fifth-Year Master’s student through May 1, 2021.

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A.M. Completion Requirements

Please see the requirements provided in the Graduate School Handbook.

Sc.M. Completion Requirements

Please see the requirements provided in the Graduate School Handbook.

Financial Aid

No financial aid is available

If you have an idea for an integrative studies master's program, please contact Shayna Kessel.