Related Master’s Degrees at Brown
Brown offers students working towards a Ph.D. degree the opportunity to pursue, concurrently, an M.A. degree in a related department. Ph.D. students in the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology are encouraged to seek a Master’s degree in Anthropology, Classics, Public Humanities, Public Policy, Religious Studies, or other related fields.
M.A. in Anthropology/Museum Studies
In conjunction with the Haffenreffer Museum, the department offers a special program leading to the M.A. in Anthropology/Museum Studies as a Master's level option for Ph.D. students. The M.A. requires eight courses – including four core courses in theory in history of ethnological theory, socio-cultural anthropology, anthropological archaeology, and anthropological linguistics – as well as comprehensive examinations, and a research paper. In addition, students take two core seminars which focus on material culture and museological practice.
For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Anthropology/grad/phd.html
M.A. in Classics
For admission to candidacy students must present satisfactory evidence of completion of a substantial number of courses in Greek and Latin in their undergraduate program. The graduate program will consist of a minimum of eight courses including at least two seminars in Greek and Latin or Classics, and completion of a thesis which shall be an original investigation of some literary, historical, archaeological or linguistic topic. Competence must be demonstrated in French or German.
For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/classics/graduate-program/ma-program
M.A. in Public Humanities
Students complete two years of courses, including three required classes and nine elective courses. In addition, students undertake two practicums, gaining professional experience and the opportunity to reflect on the theory and practice of the field. In recent years, students have worked at museums (including the Smithsonian, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the International Folk Art Museum), local historical societies, the National Park Service, and Providence’s New Urban Arts program.
For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/Research/JNBC/maprogram.php
M.A. in Public Policy
Students in the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program are required to complete sixteen courses. This includes eight required courses (six core courses plus two credit-bearing internship and research workshop courses) and eight electives which the student chooses.
For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/taubman-center/mpp
M.A. in Religious Studies
For students admitted for terminal master’s study, eight graduate level courses are required, including RELS 2000, “Theory of Religion.” Students must demonstrate competency in French or German, as well as in whatever other languages are relevant to research interests. A thesis is required.
For more information, visit: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Religious_Studies/grad