You're logged in as |

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

Master of Public Health Course Requirements

Master of Public Health Course Requirements
Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis (Students must complete one of the following two sequences)
Sequence 1 (Students complete both of the following courses)
Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis I
BioStatistics and Data Analysis II
Sequence 2 (Students complete both of the following courses and they must take a dataset course from the next list)
Principles of Biostatistics and Data Analysis
Applied Regression Analysis
Dataset Courses (Students who complete Sequence 2 for Biostatistics and Applied Data Analysis must take one of the following courses)
Analysis of Population Based Datasets
Medicare: A Data Based Policy Examination
Measurement Issues in Health Care
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 Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Applications
Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences
Students also complete 5 MPH electives, which can be found at https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/education-training/masters/mph-program-about-us/mph-electives

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.

Interested students should apply separately to the MPH and MPA program. Applicants will indicate interest in the joint degree program on the application form. 

For more information on admission to the MPA program and it's requirements, please visit the following website:

http://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/programs/public-affairs-and-public-policy