Brown U. Tests Approach to Interdisciplinary Graduate Work

M. Scott Brauer for The Chronicle

As part of Brown U.’s open graduate education pilot project, Arielle Schilit Nitenson is pursuing 
a master’s in biology education and is also studying neuroscience for her doctorate.
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Doctoral students at Brown University are testing a new model for interdisciplinary studies that allows them to pair advanced degrees in sometimes-disparate fields, with the goals of broadening their knowledge and improving their marketability.


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