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Public Health

The Master of Public Health program is dedicated to developing skilled professionals who are committed to improving the health of communities by translating rigorous scientific research into sound, evidence–based public health policy and practice.

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: Application to the UG/MPH is done through SOPHAS Express

Admission Requirements

Application in SOPHAS, which includes: 

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE General: Not required
  • 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: Applications to this program are closed for Fall 2021 entry and will reopen in late summer 2021. Brown undergraduates may apply as a Fifth-Year Master’s student through May 1, 2021. Prospective students who are in fellowships at Brown University or the hospitals should contact Diane Schlacter for additional information about deadlines.

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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.

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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Dean of the School of Public Health: Ashish K. Jha

Director of Graduate Studies: Annie Gjelsvik