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    Strong graduate program in molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Brown University full-time (more than 5 years)


    The graduate program is rigorous and very useful.
    There's a limited number of classes to take and you're usually done by your second or third year.
    You only have to TA a single semester-- and this is also completed in your second year
    Your qualifying exam is based on your thesis project and is more of a research proposal, this is finished in the second year.
    Graduate students and NOT postdocs are the focus.
    Professors and PIs really care about their students


    Although the avg graduate time is 5.5 years, a number of students take longer (6-7 years) to graduate

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Updated Oct 27, 2014
Updated Oct 27, 2014

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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Through GRE scores, Toefl for non-US citizens, Under grad and Masters grades and letters of recommendation. There was no interview for me (in Physics). I would say having a publication in your undergrad or master will help.

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Headquarters Providence, RI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1764
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Ivy isn't always green -- particularly when it's Brown. Founded as the College of Rhode Island in 1764 and renamed Brown University for benefactor Nicholas Brown in 1804, this Ivy League school is one of the oldest universities in the US. About 8,700 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students have nearly 100 programs of study at their disposal, taught by more than 680 faculty members. The school has a student-teacher ratio of about 12:1. Ruth Simmons was sworn in as president of the university in 2001, the first African-American to hold such a position at an Ivy League... More

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