Graduate Programs

Public Health (Accelerated)

The School of Public Health at Brown University Accelerated Master of Public Health (MPH) for Clinicians is a comprehensive, fast-paced, program designed to deliver an academically rigorous and practical public health education.

The School of Public Health at Brown University Accelerated Master of Public Health (MPH) for Clinicians is a comprehensive, fast-paced, program designed to deliver an academically rigorous and practical public health education.

The program is designed for professionals who already hold doctoral degrees in healthcare-related fields or those who have completed at least two years of medical school. The curriculum expands the student’s scope of knowledge by bringing public health expertise to their field and prepares them to:

  • Pursue a career in public health
  • Serve a role in public health as a clinician or scientist
  • Engage in public health research and obtain grants and other types of funding 
  • Enhance their expertise in public health, which will also benefit the institutions where they work

The Accelerated MPH for Clinicians program comprises:

  • 10.5 units (i.e., the equivalent of 42 semester credits) that students can complete in one year (i.e., July through May), beginning with an online session in the summer
  • A curriculum that enables clinical professionals to achieve a deep and broad understanding of public health at a pace that complements their existing expertise and experience

The Brown University School of Public Health has great strengths in teaching students at all levels of experience to translate public health principles into policy, practice and research. Drawing on expertise from faculty within biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, policy and practice, and behavioral sciences, the Accelerated MPH program is designed to transform clinicians into public health experts, researchers and leaders.

Upon completion of the Accelerated MPH for Clinicians, students should be able to:

  • Design clinical trials
  • Write a statistical analysis plan for clinical trials
  • Complete a research project to address a public health problem
  • Design a quality improvement project within a healthcare system
  • Apply principles of implementation science to program design
  • Apply ethical principles to public health practice

Additional Resources

Students in the Accelerated MPH program will have access to Brown University’s extensive collection of library/information resources; the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning’s English language support and Writing Center; Student Accessibility Services; and health and mental health services. They will also have access to help desk support for registration, Brown email, Canvas and all University-supported software.

Application Information

Applicants must either possess an advanced clinical degree (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., D.O., Pharm.D., DDS, DMD, O.D., DVM, DNP, DPT, or the international equivalent) or be a medical student who has completed at least two years of medical school.

Applicants to this School of Public Health program should apply through SOPHAS, a centralized application service for accredited schools and programs in public health. Brown University School of Public Health GRE reporting code: 7765.

Application Requirements

GRE Subject:

Not Required

GRE General:

Not Required

TOEFL/IELTS:

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international applicants; however, the Graduate School at Brown does offer a list of exceptions. Applicants should submit official TOEFL scores to both code 3094 (Brown University) and 5688 (SOPHAS). IELTS scores are also accepted.

Official Transcripts:

Required. All applicants may upload unofficial transcripts for application submission. Official transcripts are ONLY required for enrolling students before classes start. An international transcript evaluation (WES, ECE or SpanTran) is required for degrees from non-U.S. institutions before enrollment.

Letters of Recommendations:

Three (3) letters of recommendation are required.

Personal Statement:

Writing samples demonstrating quantitative skills and analytical writing skills required.

Portfolio:

Applicants must either possess an advanced clinical degree (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., D.O., Pharm.D., DDS, DMD, O.D., DVM, DNP, DPT, or the international equivalent) or be a medical student who has completed at least two years of medical school.

Resume/CV:

Required

Additional Materials:

Application fee

Additional Requirements:

  • USMLE Score Report/ECFMG Credential
International Transcripts

International master's applicants have three options to have their transcripts evaluated:

World Education Services (WES)

We accept a Course-By-Course Evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The evaluation must show U.S. degree equivalency. To send a WES Evaluation to Brown:

  • Create (or) log in to your account at World Education Services (WES). We prefer to receive the evaluation electronically.
  • Select our name in the WES Database: Brown University Graduate School, Master's Programs Admissions and Enrollment
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

We accept a Course-By-Course Evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). The evaluation must show U.S. degree equivalency. To send an ECE Evaluation to Brown:

  • Create (or) log in to your account at Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). We prefer to receive the evaluation electronically.
  • Select our name in the ECE Database: Brown University School of Professional Studies, Master's Enrollment Office
SpanTran

We accept a Course Analysis evaluation from SpanTran. The evaluation must show U.S. degree equivalency. To send a SpanTran Evaluation to Brown:

  • Create (or) log in to your account at SpanTran. We prefer to receive the evaluation electronically.
  • Select our name in the SpanTran Database: Brown University
Restrictions and Licensing Requirements

To comply with OFAC restrictions and licensing requirements, Brown University currently does not offer hybrid programs to individuals physically located in the following areas: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. Please note that this limitation is location-based, as well as applies to all citizens of these countries, regardless of location, who are ordinarily resident in these countries. View more information pertaining to embargoed country regulations for online courses.

 

If you have any questions regarding the application process for this program, please email masters_admissions@brown.edu.

Dates/Deadlines

Application Deadline

Tuition and Funding

  • Graduate Tuition and Fees: Please visit the Bursar's Office for up-to-date tuition rates. Fees and health insurance are additional. Please visit the SPH Tuition and Funding page for more detailed information.
  • Scholarships: A small number of full-tuition scholarships are offered on a merit basis and to help the department achieve its diversity and inclusion goals. These scholarships are limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Completion Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete the 10.5-unit (42 credit hours) program, an MPH Practicum and an Integrated Learning Experience (ILE).

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Leadership

Coordinator of Dual Degree Programs
Elizabeth Jackvony
Director of Master of Public Health Program
Karen Andes, Ph.D., MA.
Associate Director, Accelerated Master of Public Health Program
Scott Rivkees, M.D.

Contact and Location

School of Public Health

Mailing Address

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Box G-S121, 4th Floor
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