100% Online Master of Public Health

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Return to Brown to champion solutions to today’s pressing challenges

Join the next generation of global public health leaders by returning to Brown University to earn your Master of Public Health, now available 100% online. Developed to improve the health of populations around the world, Brown’s new online MPH allows you to increase your influence and positive impact on public health at an institution you already know and trust.

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

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Prepare to improve the health of all populations

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 2000: Using Data to Make Public Health Decisions I (Biostatistics)
  • GPHP 2800: Leadership in Public Health I

Semester 2
  • GPHP 2010: Using Data to Make Public Health Decisions II (Epidemiology)
  • GPHP 2850: Public Health Communications

Semester 3
  • GPHP 2020: Using Data to Make Public Health Decisions III (Survey & Qualitative Methods)
  • 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: Leadership in Public Health II
  • GPHP 2900: Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)

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World-class courses, accessible anywhere in the world

Direct access to internationally renowned faculty

As an online MPH student, you’ll reunite with Brown’s expert faculty members, who will help you develop knowledge and skills through personal interaction and a robust MPH curriculum.

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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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.

Only by diversifying the ways we teach will we be able to make great public health available to all. That’s why we’re so excited to be launching Brown’s first online-only master’s degree, accessible to adult learners from across the world.

- Dr. Megan Ranney,
Academic Dean, Brown School of Public Health