Degree Type
MPH
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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.

Additional Resources

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.

Admission Information

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.

Admission Requirements

Application in SOPHAS, which includes: 

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE General Test or MCAT Scores
  • Application Fee

International Applicants:

  • 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 April 1. Prospective students who are in fellowships at Brown University or the hospitals should contact Diane Schlacter for additional information about deadlines.

MPH Completion Requirements

To receive the MPH degree at Brown, students are required to successfully complete fourteen courses (12 full credit courses and two half credit courses) and complete an internship and a thesis. Full–time students typically take 6.5 courses/year. Students who have taken graduate level health related courses prior to enrolling in the MPH may be eligible to reduce the number of required electives to be taken at Brown by 4. Requests for reduced course loads, including the syllabus and transcript for the courses taken, must be made by June 15 prior to enrolling in the MPH Program. Courses taken as part of an undergraduate program will not be considered. Requests will also be subject to Brown University rules and Registrar approval.

Financial Aid

Most students are self-supported through a combination of scholarship, loans, outside funding, and assistantship. Please visit the master's funding website for more information.

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Leadership

Dean of the School of Public Health: Bess Marcus

Director of Graduate Studies: Patrick Vivier