Programs and Training Opportunities
Graduate training is centered in the academic program, and interdisciplinary inquiry is encouraged. The director of graduate study and faculty mentors are important guides for students. Other offices provide resources to further your research, teaching, and other professional development.
We put the emphasis on collaboration, not competition. So Brown students come away with an array of colleagues — both peer and faculty —and the experience of constructive engagement.
Please explore the rules and regulations section, which includes the Academic Code, thesis and dissertation guidelines, forms, and the Graduate School Handbook, which spells out policies, procedures and practices that guide graduate education at Brown.
The Graduate School deans and staff are available to assist graduate students and post-doctoral appointees. The associate dean for academic affairs is the primary contact at the Graduate School for academic matters. An associate dean for professional development is available to meet with students, as well. Students and post-docs may also visit the dean of the Graduate School during weekly office hours.
Brown University typically awards more than 200 doctor of philosophy degrees each year. The Brown Ph.D. is primarily a research degree.
The Brown Graduate School awards master's degrees in the listed programs as terminal degrees or during ordinary progress toward a Ph.D.