Study Computer Science at Brown

Graduate Study

We offer an excellent environment for research and education in computer science. Our faculty, students, location and resources are some of the reasons that make us an outstanding choice. Please read more about why you should study at Brown.

Graduate study at Brown falls into two main categories:

The Doctoral Program
The Masters Program
Note that the two degree programs are kept separate. PhD students can earn a master's degree automatically on the way to completing their PhD, but students admitted for a master's cannot automatically transition to the PhD track. Therefore, students should apply to the program that they intend to eventually complete.

Undergraduate Study

At the undergraduate level, the Computer Science Department has a tradition of student involvement in teaching and research; our undergraduate teaching assistants play a central role in early undergraduate instruction, and our undergraduates have many opportunities for involvement in the department, including research collaboration.

The Undergraduate Program

For Brown undergraduates there is the option for staying a fifth year in the department and obtain a Masters degree. Check the Fifth Year and Masters Information page.

For Current Students