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:

The Master of Public Health (MPH) at Brown 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 participating in one of the specialty concentrations below (or completing a Generalist concentration):

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Services
  • Maternal and Child Health

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

Brown University undergraduates may pursue a 5th-year master's in behavioral and social health sciences or biostatistics.

*Master of Arts (AM) and Master of Science (ScM) programs are offered.

Student-centered doctoral training is offered in:

Full funding via fellowship, teaching assistantship and/or research assistantship is provided.

Based in three research centers, postdoctoral fellows engage in high-quality, collaborative research:

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

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

  • MD/MPH with the Alpert Medical School
  • MPH/MPA with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
  • AB/MPH for Brown University undergraduate Public Health concentrators in the honors track  

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.