During its 244th Commencement exercises Sunday, May 27, 2012, Brown University conferred 2,444 degrees, including 1,603 bachelor's degrees, 479 master's degrees, 310 terminal or professional degrees, and 52 honorary master’s and doctoral degrees. The full Commencement program, including names of all degree recipients, is available online.  (This release was revised Sunday, May 27, to include an unannounced honorary degree conferred on President Ruth J. Simmons.)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University conferred the following degrees during its 244th Commencement Sunday, May 27, 2012. Degrees were conferred during ceremonies at the First Baptist Meeting House (the College), in the First Unitarian Church (the Alpert Medical School), on Simmons Quadrangle (the Graduate School), and on the College Green (honorary degrees).

The full Commencement program, including the names of all degree recipients, is available online.

  

Bachelor’s Degrees

1,086
503
14

1,603

Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
Bachelor of Science (Sc.B.)
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (A.B./Sc.B.)

SUBTOTAL bachelor’s degrees earned

Master’s Degrees

198
35
31
8
22
19
153
13

479

Master of Arts (A.M.)
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.)
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)
Master of Science (Sc.M.)
Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Engineering (Sc.M. IMEE)

SUBTOTAL master’s degrees earned

Terminal/Professional Degrees

232
78

310

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

SUBTOTAL terminal/professional degrees earned

2,392

TOTAL of all earned degrees

Honorary Degrees

9
43

52

Honorary Doctorates
Master of Arts, ad eundem

SUBTOTAL honorary degrees

2,444

GRAND TOTAL of degrees awarded May 27, 2012