Brown University School of Public Health

Brown University
Providence, RI


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Our Program

Brown provides innovative, student-centered academic training in a diverse and collaborative culture.

The Brown University School of Public Health is committed to serving the community, the nation, and the world by training future public health leaders and discovering and communicating innovative approaches to address public health challenges.

We rank among the top 10% of US News & World Report's 2021 Best Public Health Schools. Our 2:1 student-faculty ratio means small class sizes and a student-centered learning environment. Despite our small size, our 13 nationally-renown research centers receive over $64 million in annual external funding, placing the School of Public Health among the top five of all US Schools of Public Health for NIH funding.

Our programs include:

·        Brown Tougaloo Partnership in Public Health Education

·        Certificate Program in Clinical and Translational Research

·        Master's in Biostatistics

·        Master's in Clinical and Translational Research

·        MPH

MPH Concentrations: Epidemiology, Generalist, Global Health, Health Behavior, Health Services, and Maternal and Child Health, and Mindfulness.

·        MD/MPH

·        MPH/MPA

·        PhD in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences

·        PhD in Biostatistics

·        PhD in Epidemiology

·        PhD Health Services Research

·        UG-MPH

At the Brown University School of Public Health, building a diverse and inclusive school is central to our mission. We believe that bringing together students, faculty, and staff with a range of life experiences creates a dynamic community that offers the contrasting perspectives and ideas needed for public health innovation.

The School of Public Health is located in beautiful Providence, Rhode Island, a city known for its innovative arts scene, exceptional culinary offerings, and unpretentious vibe. Providence’s small size makes it the perfect place to learn and practice public health, with abundant opportunities for collaboration across the Brown University campus and with the Warren Alpert Medical School, our 8 affiliated hospitals, the Rhode Island Department of Health, as well as many nearby community organizations. Our students learn public health by doing public health!

Reach out to us! Our students, alumni, faculty, leadership and staff are committed to improving population health by advancing science and training tomorrow’s leaders. The Brown University School of Public Health is always looking ahead, ready to tackle urgent health challenges, improve health equity, and optimize the health outcomes of future generations.


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Student Body


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What Our Students Say

  • I chose Brown because of the amazing faculty doing inspiring global health work! It was also important for me to find a small program where I felt welcomed, and class sizes are small enough to get individual attention.

    Aly Beeman, MPH ‘20
  • It's only 3.5 hours away from New York, but I find the culture is totally different (in a great way). Providence is much more manageable, has great food, and is close to all sorts of scenic areas. It enforces a good balance between recreation and work. Also, going to school here grants you valuable proximity to front-line health innovation and policy work that isn’t possible in bigger states.

    Mikey Mercedes, PhD in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences ‘22
  • The individual attention given to each student is definitely something that sets Brown apart. I also really appreciate how my program builds in an opportunity to do primary research with global health practitioners in different parts of the world.

    Gloria Wowolo, Master's in Global Public Health ‘20

Tuition & Financial Aid

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