Applying To Our Master's Program

We began accepting applications for Fall, 2024 entry on September 1, and the deadline is January 15. Please note that Spring entry is only available for Brown undergraduates who are doing a fifth-year Master's degree. 

Thanks for your interest in our Master's program! If you haven't already, please:

Application Requirements

We expect strong results from applicants in all of the following items. While we don't require GRE scores, if you do supply them, we expect strong results here as well.

  • Record of grades or other academic performance (current undergraduates, send us your Fall semester grades)
  • Letters of reference (you might suggest to your letter writers that they look at this site)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for applicants whose native language is not English and do not meet any of the exemption criteria)

Again, please read our FAQ.

Applying

We will begin accepting applications for Fall, 2023 entry on September 15, and the deadline is January 15. Please note that Spring entry is only available for Brown undergraduates who are doing a fifth-year Master's degree. Once the application system has closed, it won't reopen until September for new applications. You'll be notified by the School of Professional Studies if you're admitted.

Please go here to apply. You can get additional information from our FAQ and from the School of Professional Studies site. We strongly urge you to provide unofficial (scanned) copies of your transcripts as part of the electronic application. You'll be prompted to mail an official copy of your transcript if you're accepted to the program.

Graduate applications are handled by a combination of Brown CS and the School of Professional Studies. First, your application is formally processed by the School of Professional Studies. Its content is then read by members of Brown CS, who then forward their recommendations to the School of Professional Studies. Finally, the School of Professional Studies formally admits you to the program. Therefore, you may receive correspondence from either Brown CS or the School of Professional Studies.

Financial Aid

We will be awarding a small number of full-tuition scholarships to applicants who come from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, but who have accomplishments showing that they can overcome the negative effects of their backgrounds. If you are interested in such a scholarship, we will ask you to explain, as part of the application, the nature of your socioeconomic disadvantages and the accomplishments you've achieved in spite of it. Scholarships are awarded regardless of an applicant's race, color, national origin, or gender.