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Master of Public Health


The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree 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.

For further information on admission and program requirements, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/biomed-public-health

MPH Core Course Requirements For Students Who Matriculated Prior to Fall 2018

MPH Course Requirements (For students who started prior to Fall 2018)
Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis (Students must complete one of the following 2 course sequences)
Sequence 1 (Students complete both of the following courses)
Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis I
BioStatistics and Data Analysis II
Sequence 2 (Students must complete both of the following courses)
Principles of Biostatistics and Data Analysis
Applied Regression Analysis
Epidemiology (Students must complete one of the following courses)
Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research
Foundations in Epidemiologic Research Methods
Environmental Health Courses (Students must complete one of the following)
Topics in Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
Current Topics in Environmental Health
PHP 1710
Climate Change and Human Health
Social and Behavioral Health Courses (Students must complete one of the following courses)
Principles of Health Behavior and Health Promotion Interventions
Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions
Health Communication
Health Services Courses (Students must complete one of the following courses)
Comparative Health Care Systems
The U.S. Health Care System: Case Studies in Financing, Delivery, Regulation and Public Health
Internship (All students must complete this course)
Public Health/Community Service Internship
Research Methods (Students must complete one of the following courses)
Clinical Trials Methodology
Survey Research Methods
Qualitative Methods in Health Research
Research Methods in Behavioral Science
Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Applications
Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences
The MPH Program has a 13 course requirement. In addition to the 8 core courses, students must complete 5 additional concentration and/or elective courses. See MPH website for details: https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/education-training/masters/master-public-health

MPH Program Core Course Requirements for Students Starting Fall 2018 or Later

MPH Core Course Requirements (For students who matriculated in Fall 2018 or later)
Students must complete one of the following 2 course sequences in Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis:
Sequence 1:
Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis I
BioStatistics and Data Analysis II
Sequence 2:
Principles of Biostatistics and Data Analysis
Applied Regression Analysis
Students must complete one of the following Epidemiology courses:
Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research
Foundations in Epidemiologic Research Methods
Students must complete the following course:
Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions
Students must complete the following two half credit courses:
PHP 2071
Applied Public Health: Systems and Practice (Half credit)
PHP 2072
Applied Public Health: Policy, Leadership, and Communication (half credit)
The MPH Program has a 14 course requirement (12 standard courses and 2 half courses). In addition to the core courses listed above (4 standard and 2 half courses), MPH students must complete 5 concentration courses and 3 general MPH electives. See MPH website for details, https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/education-training/masters/master-public-health/concentrations

Dual Degree Program: Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Public Affairs (MPA)

The School of Public Health and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs  also offer a dual-degree Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program.  Emphasizing a learning by doing approach, this rigorous, program will offer highly qualified applicants the opportunity to gain training in public health and public policy to prepare them to address the critical health policy issues in the United States and throughout the world.  The dual-degree degree program includes 19 courses as well as a Masters level thesis.  Students will benefit from the rich academic resources at the Watson Institute and the School of Public Health, as well as their extensive applied learning programs in Rhode Island, as well as throughout the United States and the world.

Program and admissions information can be found here:  https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/education-training/masters/mph-and-mpa-dual-degree