Application to the Program

Brown University undergraduate students from any concentration are eligible to apply to the Five-Year UG/MPH Program. Applications should be completed online through SOPHAS Express:

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In addition to the online application, the following materials are required:

  • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two from Brown University faculty
  • A personal statement of understanding of public health and commitment to pursuing a career in public health; statement should explain the relevance of education and/or experience to pursue a career in public health
  • A resume or CV
  • SOPHAS Express application fee ($50)

At the time of application students must have completed or be in the process of completing the following courses:

  • Healthcare in the United States (PHP0310)
  • Introduction to Public Health (PHP0320)

This requirement is in place to assure that students have had adequate exposure to public health training to make an informed decision about applying to the program and to help prepare students to be successful in their future public training (students who have successfully completed an equivalent level of public health training that they would like to substitute for these pre/co-requisites, may request approval for this from the MPH Program prior to applying to the program).

Students are strongly encouraged to apply in their fourth semester (i.e., spring of sophomore year) to maximize the planning and mentoring for the program. Applications in the fourth semester should be completed by May 1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from January through the end of May. The admissions decision may be postponed until the end of the fourth semester so that the grades from those courses can be reviewed. Applications may also be submitted in the fifth semester, however students should meet with the Program Director in advance of applying to review their academic plan to be sure that it is feasible to be successful in the program. Fifth semester applications should be completed by December 1.

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