PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — To expand the ranks of public health leaders across the globe equipped with the knowledge and skills to take on urgent and complex health challenges, Brown University is launching a fully online master of public health program.
The two-year School of Public Health degree program, which is now accepting applicants, aims to provide working professionals with greater access to a graduate education from one of the country’s top-ranked schools for public health.
Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the School of Public Health, said that COVID-19 — which has impacted communities worldwide, exposed weaknesses in public health systems and showed the inability of many of those systems to meet the urgent challenges of the time — was a key inspiration for creation of the online-only MPH.
“As we continue to battle the global pandemic, I believe it is our moral obligation to share our knowledge with others to improve global public health,” Jha said. “Our new online MPH program will allow us to demonstrate our commitment to educational equity by diversifying and vastly expanding access to the knowledge and wisdom of our faculty as well as other global public health leaders.”
Jha noted that the online format will improve access and serve global participants with diverse perspectives and experiences. “The online extension of the MPH program strengthens our commitment to ensure that more people can access a Brown education and that we stay true to the University’s mission to serve the community, nation and world.”