An academic concentration at Brown is an in-depth study centering on one or more disciplines, a problem or theme, or a broad question. The School of Public Health offers two undergraduate concentrations:

Public Health

The Brown MPH has a singular purpose: to train leaders in public health who are armed with the skills to conduct research, bring about policy change, and positively affect the health of populations. The program includes an internship, a thesis, and the option of customizing your MPH with one of several concentrations:

Interdisciplinary Program Health Behavior
Addictions Health Services
Epidemiology Maternal and Child Health
Global Health Mindfulness

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The School of Public Health offers specialized master’s degrees in:

Clinical & Translational Research
NextGen Scholars Program in Biostatistics

Brown University undergraduates may pursue a 5th-year master's in:


The Certificate Program in Clinical & Translational Research is designed for physicians, doctorally-trained basic scientists, and students in doctoral programs or medical school.

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The School of Public Health offers several opportunities for highly-motivated students to complete dual degree programs at an accelerated pace:

Five-year UG/MPH
Brown-Tougaloo Partnership in Public Health Education

American Healthcare in the Post Pandemic Era

Four weeks, February 28 to March 27, 2022

In this course, Dr Ashish Jha and Dr Megan Ranney are joined by national experts to share frameworks and tools to support leaders in healthcare and public health in the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and preparing for what comes next.

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Academic Departments

Our four departments are the academic homes of our graduate degree programs. Learn more about the degrees they offer, their faculty, and their areas of research.