Master of Public Health

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24 months
Minimum Time to Complete
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If you are a working adult and still dream of your future and possibility, go to this program.

Bo Feng, Fall '24
Founder, TherapistYourself.Inc
Ontario, Canada

Champion solutions to today’s pressing challenges

Receive unparalleled preparation to join the next generation of global public health leaders by earning your Master of Public Health 100% online from Brown University. Developed particularly for working professionals around the world, Brown’s online MPH allows you to increase your influence and positive impact on public health while staying in your community.

In as little as 24 months, you can graduate ready to further your career, having increased your capacity to:

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Summer 2024

  • Application Opens: September 15, 2023
  • Early Action Deadline: November 15, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: January 15, 2023
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Semester Starts: May 20, 2024
  • Fall 2024

  • Application Opens: December 1, 2023
  • Early Action Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Final Deadline: June 1, 2024
  • Semester Starts: September 6, 2024
  • Spring 2024 Application Now Open!
    Final Deadline: October 15

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    Developing tomorrow’s global public health leaders

    Built for busy adults

    At Brown, we’ve designed our 100% online MPH to help a wider variety of students prepare for public health leadership roles. This program is especially ideal for:

    Affirming accessibility and equity

    The “rules” of public health have changed drastically as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new light to enduring healthcare inequities worldwide. As a student in Brown’s 100% online MPH program, you’ll gain the knowledge and global perspective needed to effect positive, lasting change on a local, national and international scale.

    • Examine how historic and present-day power relations produce health inequities
    • Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity
    • Advocate for political, social, or economic policies and programs to improve health in diverse populations

    Rigorous, career-forward courses

    To complete Brown’s 100% online MPH program, you must complete 12 courses for a total of 48 credit hours. Additionally, you will have a 145-hour practicum experience to apply your newly strengthened skills in a real-world public health setting.

    Online Master of Public Health Curriculum: Generalist Concentration

    Semester 1
    • GPHP 2010: Using Epidemiology to Make Public Health Decisions
    • GPHP 2800: Public Health Leadership & Practice

    Semester 2
    • GGPHP 2000: Using Biostatistics to Make Public Health Decisions
    • GPHP 2850: Public Health Communications

    Semester 3
    • GPHP 2020: Using Survey & Qualitative Methods to Make Public Health Decisions
    • GPHP 2400: Health Care Systems & Policy

    Semester 4
    • GPHP 2300: Social Determinants of Health/Equity in Public Health
    • GPHP 2310: Interventions at the Local, National and Global Scale

    Semester 5
    • GPHP 2410: Comparative Health Care Systems
    • GPHP 2320: Evaluations of Public Health Programs

    Semester 6
    • GPHP 2810: Local-Global Public Health Leadership
    • GPHP 2900: Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)

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    World-class courses, accessible anywhere in the world

    Direct access to internationally renowned faculty

    Brown is home of some of the world’s foremost experts on addiction, aging, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, and other critical public health issues. As an online MPH student, these experts serve as your instructors — helping you develop knowledge and skills through personal interaction and a robust curriculum they’ve created. Study current public health issues with which faculty have expertise, such as COVID-19, the opioid crisis and inequities in healthcare access and outcomes.

    Convenient curriculum delivery

    As you progress through your 100% online MPH program, you’ll complete most of your coursework asynchronously — on your own time and schedule — while also taking part in weekly online sessions with classmates, instructors and special guests.

    Case-based coursework, contemporary application

    In each online MPH course, you’ll examine specific, real-world public health scenarios — strengthening your problem-solving, information-gathering, and reasoning skills as you generate solutions to current health issues. Other benefits you can enjoy through case-based learning include:

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    Why Brown for your online MPH?

    Greater access to one of the world’s top universities

    With the launch of the 100% online MPH program, Brown offers more working professionals and international students the opportunity to solve critical public health challenges through its distinctive, world-class teaching approach. In 2021 alone, Brown ranked:

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    Recognized for quality

    The Brown University School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). Like all CEPH-accredited programs, Brown’s 100% online MPH will teach and assess the standard 22 foundational competencies of public health, as well as concentration-specific competencies in data analysis, leadership, and communication.

    At Brown, everyone wants you to succeed. Everyone is doing their very best to succeed and putting in the effort but without competitive negativity. I just felt really at home here.

    - Enyonam Odoom, Brown MPH Graduate