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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 nine 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.

Completion Requirements
The current requirements are that students must successfully complete 13 courses (including internships which are full courses) and a thesis to receive the MPH degree. Students may request that up to four graduate level or medical school courses taken previously or concurrently with the MPH Program count toward the 13 course requirement. The MPH Program Director reviews these requests and determines if the courses are appropriate. Only credit bearing courses are considered. If the course is in one of the five core knowledge areas (epidemiology, biostatistics, health services administration, social-behavioral and environmental health), the student is required to take at least one course at Brown in that knowledge area.

Admission Information
Admission requirements: GRE general test is required except for medical school graduates who may substitute the MCAT. GRE subject scores will be considered if submitted. Personal statement of understanding of public health and commitment to pursuing a career in public health. Statement should explain the relevance of education and/or experience to pursue a career in public health.

GRE General: Required
GRE Subject: Not required

Financial aid: Applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid should submit completed applications by Jan 2. A limited number of partial scholarships and MPH assistantships are available. Assistantships provide a stipend and partial scholarship. Students can also apply for loans through the Financial Aid Office.

Application deadline: January 2 for Financial Aid and May 31 for all other applications