Yes, this is considered a STEM program for OPT extension purposes (this is a visa issue, of concern to international applicants).
Master's Degree FAQ
Unfortunately not. Applications have to be submitted completely before the deadline to be considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and no applications will be accepted after the deadline.
Note that we need a complete application, including letters of recommendation and official score reports, before we can make admission decisions. Therefore, please give your letter writers enough time to write and mail your letters of support.
To request a fee waiver, complete the Application Fee Waiver Request on the online application form. The fee waiver request form must be submitted no later than three days before the application deadline. Applicants will be notified by email regarding the outcome of their request and should not submit their application until receiving notification about their waiver. In addition, you will need to upload documentation that substantiates your financial hardship.
If you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in English, you do not have to take an English language test. For more details, please look at Brown's TOEFL/IELTS waiver policy on this page.
In order to request an English language exam (TOEFL/IELTS) waiver due to COVID-19 related hardships, complete the waiver request form found within the online application. The form requires applicants to upload documentation to confirm their waiver request reasoning. Please note that the TOEFL/IELTS waiver request must be submitted no later than 14 days before the application deadline. Upon submission, your request will be reviewed and a specialist will connect with you.
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 attended and completed a degree at an institution outside of the U.S. where English was the sole language of instruction, then you are not required to submit English scores. If this is the case, please email [email protected]
The initial cohort of 27 students completed the program in Summer 2018. Employment information for that group is here. In 2018-2019, 38 students (of over 550 applicants) are participating. Currently, we are expecting about the same number of students (of 600 applicants) for 2019-2020.
The graduate school's contact information is on their Web page.
No. You can apply for the 5th-Year Master's Degree, but this program is not suitable for concurrent degrees.
Yes. We do not require your undergraduate degree to be four years in duration.