Brown is an internationally recognized leader in public health research, and the University is home to thirteen nationally-renowned public health research centers. The MPH program has an unusually high faculty–to–student ratio. Students have a great deal of interaction with faculty, who are accessible, approachable, and encouraging of student involvement in critical projects. Innovative curriculum requirements, such as community and analytic internships, make the program academically rigorous while providing unparalleled access to ongoing research and immersion in public health practice.
The Master of Public Health Program enjoys a privileged relationship with the Rhode Island Department of Health. This partnership affords students exceptional research opportunities and participation in community service and data analytic internships through the Department of Health and other state and community agencies.
Applicants to this School of Public Health program should apply through SOPHAS, a centralized application service for accredited schools and programs in public health. For Brown undergraduates in the Public Health concentration: Application to the AB/MPH is done through SOPHAS Express. The application opens in mid–August each year.
Application in SOPHAS, which includes:
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Official Transcripts
- Personal Statement
- GRE General Test or MCAT Scores
- Application Fee
- Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS if applicable)
- Transcript Evaluation (if applicable)
Comprehensive application requirements are detailed on the School of Public Health's admissions requirements website.
Application Deadline: The priority deadline for applying to the MPH Program is Feb 1. After Feb 1, applications will be reviewed on a rolling, space–available basis until May 1. Prospective students who are in fellowships at Brown University or the hospitals should contact Diane Schlacter for additional information about deadlines.