Nine doctoral students have enrolled in a new pilot program called “Open Graduate Programs: Graduate Education – Uniquely Brown.” The program enables students to earn a master’s degree in a secondary field while pursuing their doctorate. The aim is to give students the opportunity for broader, more diverse courses of study. One of the students in the program, Christian Casey, is seeking a doctorate in Egyptology and a master’s in applied math. Arielle Schilit is pursuing a doctorate in neuroscience and a master’s in secondary education. This year’s cohort joins a group of nine other students who enrolled in the program last year. More students will be accepted in the coming years. “We congratulate all the applicants for proposing ways to broaden their knowledge and differentiate their credentials,” said Peter M. Weber, dean of the Graduate School. “And we invite the other applicants to talk to us about how they could improve a future application.”Read more