Brown University School of Engineering

Graduate Study

Graduate Programs

Because of our unique structure and approach to engineering, for example, the lack of formal boundaries between engineering disciplines, our research is highly interdisciplinary and often includes connections to other departments on campus outside of the School.

In keeping with our interdisciplinary nature, the School of Engineering has no traditional departments and Brown does not award degrees based by specific research area.

Areas of Study


Brown ranks #1 in the country in percentage of master’s degrees awarded to women at 47.2% (ASEE)


Brown ranks #9 in the country in master’s in engineering programs (


Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics are all ranked in the top ten nationally based on the Scholarly Research Index (Academic Analytics)


Mechanical Engineering is ranked in the top 25 nationally (USNWR) 


Applications to the School of Engineering must be completed on-line. You can upload supporting documents, i.e. letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, and a copy of your transcript/s for evaluation purposes only. Before a final decision can be made on your application, the original transcript/s must be sent to:
Graduate School
Brown University
47 George Street
Providence, RI 02912


Please click here for a full listing of graduate engineering courses. This is our best estimate of when the course is offered and who will be the instructor. For the most up to date and authoritative information, please consult Banner.

Degree Programs and Deadlines

For a complete list of master's degree and doctoral program options, including applications deadlines, please click here.

Degree Requirements


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