PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Engineering: Materials Science, Brown University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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9-37

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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44-70

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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755

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$38,048
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$670
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$1,189

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$75

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$10,280
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$1,636

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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NA
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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NA

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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1%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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60%
FELLOWSHIP
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20%
TRAINEESHIP
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0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
100%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
10%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
7%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
19%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
1%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
3%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
2%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
1%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
21%
FOREIGN SOURCES
2%
OTHER US SOURCES
16%
SELF SUPPORT
18%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Engineering: Materials Science doctorate recipients from Brown University


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
24%*
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
0%
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
0%
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
76%*

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Engineering: Materials Science doctorate recipients from Brown University


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

6.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

50%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
NO

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
83%
Negotiating with specific organizations
0%
Still seeking
17%*
Other
0%*

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
38%*
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
0%*
Private sector
62%*
Government
0%*

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
98%*
Teaching
1%*
Management or administration
0%*
Professional services to individuals
1%*

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
83%*
Outside the United States
17%*

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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17

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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YES

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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NO
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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13-60

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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3.1
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.7

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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93%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.1

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 89 Materials Science and Engineering programs


Range of Rankings
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6-14

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
25%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
12%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
76%
FEMALE
24%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
36%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
64%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
0%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
1%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
3%
WHITE
25%
HISPANIC
2%
UNKNOWN
5%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
97%
PART TIME
3%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
53%
FEMALE
47%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
67%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
33%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
3%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
5%
WHITE
47%
HISPANIC / LATINO
3%
UNKNOWN
42%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
95%
PART TIME
5%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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17
Interdisciplinary faculty
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53%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
150
First year
38

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.0

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Engineering: Materials Science degrees from Brown University


Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(401) 863-1000 ext. 1000


Location

One Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02912


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Engineering: Materials Science degree recipients from Brown University and may include graduates from more than one program.