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The Graduate School

The Graduate School oversees graduate education at Brown University, which prepares students for distinguished careers in research, teaching, and as experts in the public and private sectors. Master’s students are trained to assess information and trends in their fields and to create original works. Doctoral students perform research at the highest level, advancing knowledge in their fields.

The rigors of research, analysis, debate, performance, and publication prepare our graduates to help solve local, national, and international problems.

Brown University offers more than 80 graduate programs through the Graduate School. Brown has a friendly scale and collaborative culture. With more than 2,500 graduate students and more than 700 full-time faculty members, Brown offers exceptionally close mentoring in its doctoral and terminal master’s programs.  

The Graduate School website serves as  the primary source of information on doctoral programs and master's programs including a distinct page (also contained with this Bulletin) for each program in terms of application and completion requirements. The Graduate School website also explains the general application process based on the program as well as provides the link to the online applications.  

Information on general rules and regulations are detailed on the Graduate School site. The Graduate School Handbook, dissertation guidelines, and master's thesis guidelines can all be found in that section. Additional regulations with regards to overall requirements and tuition regulations can also be found on the Office of the Registrar's website.