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 in-person program includes an internship, a thesis, and the option of customizing your MPH with one of several concentrations:

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

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Online MPH

The Online MPH program includes an internship, an "Addressing a Public Health Challenge" project, and the generalist concentration

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Accelerated MPH

The Accelerated MPH for Clinicians is a fast-paced, in-person program designed to deliver an academically rigorous and comprehensive public health education to professionals with prior medical or clinical healthcare education.

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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 4-course online Digital Health Innovation Certificate convenes top faculty and practitioners from our renowned School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the Warren Alpert School of Medicine with healthcare professionals, engineers, researchers, regulators, and entrepreneurs who seek to improve healthcare delivery through technology. Learn new skills and build the network necessary to conceptualize an idea that solves a current health challenge.

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The Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teaching is an evidence-based, two-step training pathway that integrates the clinical application of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy to help individuals suffering from chronic depression.

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Become certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teaching with our certificate program and learn from highly-experienced MBSR instructors and teacher-trainers.

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The Certificate Program in Clinical & Translational Research is designed for physicians, doctorally-trained basic scientists, and students in doctoral programs or medical school. (Note: no longer accepting applicants)

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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 Undergraduate/MPH
Brown-Tougaloo Partnership in Public Health Education

Online Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Online MPH program includes an internship, an "Addressing a Public Health Challenge" project, and the generalist concentration

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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.