The Brown Difference

Our commitment to educational innovation, diversity and inclusion, collaboration and making an impact in the world is at the core of what we do.

Brown is an internationally-renowned Ivy League university known for innovative education, multidisciplinary research, complex problem-solving and community service. We prepare students to transform their careers and have real impact in the world. 

When you come to Brown’s School of Professional Studies, you can expect:

A Learning Experience Centered Around You

Rigorous? Yes. Highly supportive? Absolutely! Brown’s student-centered programs are taught by world-class faculty and carefully curated to fuel intellectual curiosity, transform careers, and drive real impact in the world.  

You’ll join a close-knit, dynamic and diverse community of peers. Our intentionally small class sizes are designed to give you individualized attention from faculty who truly care. Students know each other, too. Walk into any class and you'll know everyone in the room. 

Diverse Collaboration, Pushing You to Think in New Ways

Brown excels at collaborative learning and research that transcends boundaries and integrates knowledge across fields of study — with the goal to bring new ideas forward and cultivate critical thinkers. 

To broaden your vision, our curriculum is designed to break down industry silos, build cross-function collaborations and bring a diversity of perspectives to your learning experience to teach you to look at the world from a different point of view.

Impact on a Personal, Professional and Global Scale

Brown students and alumni are more than thinkers — they are change agents and doers! We prepare leaders with the deep knowledge, powerful network and cross-industry expertise necessary to confidently go into the world and solve complex real-world and industry challenges. 

Our community is driven by a deep sense of purpose and the idea that their work will have an impact on the world.


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