5th Year Masters Degree Programs in the Division of Biology & Medicine
The 5th-Year Master's Degree option allows Brown undergraduates to continue at the University for a Master's Degree after completing their bachelor's degrees. Up to two courses of the eight required for the master's degree may be completed while the student is an undergraduate, but at least six semester courses must be taken while in residence.
Students must apply for this program before they complete their undergraduate studies.
Admission must be approved by the department in which the Master’s Degree is sought and by the Graduate School.
While a student must be enrolled as an active undergraduate student at the time of application, admission to the graduate program can be deferred for up to two years with approval of the department.
All admission decisions for Graduate Programs are made at the program level. Rising juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a 5th-Year Master’s Degree Program should contact faculty in their intended programs.
Undergraduate financial-aid awards do not extend into Graduate School. Some programs and centers offer financial support to their 5th-Year Master’s Degree Program students. Please contact your intended program for details.