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Public Health

The Brown MPH is rooted in the University’s tradition of academic excellence and collaborative synergies, much like the field of public health itself. Students and faculty move freely among our research centers and academic departments—across and beyond the university, too. Brown MPH graduates go on to make important public health contributions in academic settings, government agencies, consulting firms, and non-profits.

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. Application to the Five-Year Undergraduate/MPH is done through SOPHAS Express

Admission Requirements

Application in SOPHAS, which includes: 

  • GRE General: Not required
  • GRE Subject: Not required
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • 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 must be submitted by January 15, 2022 for Fall 2022 entry.

MPH Completion Requirements

To receive the MPH degree at Brown, students are required to successfully complete 13 course units (12 full credit courses and 2 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 scholarships, loans, outside funding, and/or assistantships. 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