The Open Graduate Education program builds on the traditions of free inquiry and collaborative research at Brown. See additional financial details included in information for prospective applicants. All doctoral students are invited to contemplate and propose their own combination of studies, free of any disciplinary barrier. It also means that we are conducting high-level research with graduate students that aims to improve school outcomes. Updating your Major Once Enrolled: Attending an information session is highly encouraged for interested students. The objective of this program is to enable students to combine fields in unique ways and acquire expertise in more than one area.