“I decided to pursue a MPH/MPA degree in order to develop the tools to advocate for equitable mental health resources.”
The School of Public Health and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs offer a dual degree Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program. Emphasizing a learning-by-doing approach, this rigorous program will offer highly-qualified applicants the opportunity to gain training in public health and public policy to prepare them to address critical health policy issues in the United States and throughout the world.
The dual degree program starts in summer and includes 21 courses (13 full courses and 8 half courses) as well as an internship, a Global Policy Experience (required, non-credit) and a master's thesis. Students will benefit from the rich academic resources at the School of Public Health and the Watson Institute. The program can be completed in two years, though students can extend the program over a longer period of time. All degree requirements must be met within a five-year period.
Applicants to the MPH/MPA dual degree program should apply via SOPHAS, a centralized application service used by the Brown University School of Public Health. Students from a variety of backgrounds and fields of study are welcome to apply; applications will be reviewed by both the MPH Program Admissions Committee and by the MPA Admissions Committee. Please visit the MPH admissions website for application deadlines and additional admissions information.