Five-Year AB/MPH (Brown Undergraduates)

The 5-year AB/MPH Degree is a rigorous program in professional public health education open to Brown undergraduates. As undergraduates in the AB/MPH program, students must concentrate in Public Health, qualify for the Honors Track and successfully complete an Honors Thesis.

Concentrators in the AB/MPH track take 16.5 courses toward the combined degree during their first four years (14.5 content courses plus 2 independent studies for Thesis preparation), and 7.5 courses in the fifth year. Requirements can be found here.

Students can apply to the AB/MPH program in the second semester of their sophomore year or during their junior year. Application to the AB/MPH is done through SOPHAS Express with review by the MPH Admissions Committee. The priority deadline for applying to the AB/MPH Program is Feb 1. After Feb 1, applications will be reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis until April 1.

The following materials are required:

  • transcripts for all undergraduate academic work;
  • three letters of recommendation;
  • 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 résumé;
  • a printout of the student's ASK plan, which should include all courses they intend to take in the first four years to fulfill the requirements of the AB/MPH Program;
  • the SOPHAS Express application fee.  

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