Graduate School

Academics & Research

Graduate training is centered in the academic program, and interdisciplinary inquiry is encouraged.

Academic Programs & Requirements

The Brown Graduate School awards master's degrees in the listed programs as terminal degrees or during ordinary progress toward a Ph.D.
With more than 3,000 graduate and medical students and more than 700 full-time faculty members, Brown offers excellent academic training and mentoring within a supportive environment.
NIH-PREP (Biological and Biomedical Sciences)
The Brown Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program is a NIH-funded internship program that adopts a comprehensive yet customizable approach to support student academic and career development.

For Current Undergraduate Students

The Fifth-Year Master's Degree option allows Brown undergraduates to continue at the University for a master's degree after completing their bachelor's degrees.
The Concurrent Bachelor's/Master's program allows students to combine their last year or two years of undergraduate study with graduate study to complete both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in eight or nine semesters.

Advising & Registration

The director of graduate study and other faculty mentors are important guides for students. Other offices provide resources to further your research, teaching, and other professional development.

Scuba diver under water
Robert Lamb's research in the Galápagos Islands focuses on how the sea urchin and fish herbivores affect the subtidal-reef ecosystem.

Research & Development

Research at Brown reflects the innovative and interdisciplinary character of the University. Our researchers are making front-page news, redefining fields and turning Brown research into solutions for real-world problems.
The University provides abundant opportunities for students to develop as teachers, scholars, speakers, and researchers.

Deans & Staff

The Graduate School deans and staff are available to assist graduate students. The associate dean for academic affairs is the primary contact for academic matters.  Master's students should feel free to call on the associate dean for master's education. Associate deans for professional and student development are available to meet with students, as well. Students may also visit the dean of the Graduate School during weekly office hours.

Meet the Deans and Staff