The interdisciplinary master’s program in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention (BSSI) in the Brown University Public Health Program trains graduate students interested in analyzing the complex behavioral and social determinants of public health, and in developing interventions to change behaviors and improve social contexts related to public health.
The BSSI program is ideal for students who are interested in working in health program evaluation, program management, community-based organizations and other non-profit services, managed care, treatment intervention research, and clinical trials. The BSSI program is also a good fit for those interested in pursuing doctoral-level training in public health, psychology (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, health or social psychology, community psychology), public policy, and social welfare.
Our internationally respected faculty members are experts in the fields of alcohol and addiction, substance use, exercise and physical activity, diet and nutrition, cancer control, and HIV/AIDS, among other areas. We conduct research with diverse communities in Providence, Boston, other urban settings in the US, and in international settings. We value diversity and are committed to addressing health disparities associated with race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other forms of social inequality.
Brown University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
International Student Requirements:
The TOEFL or IELTS is required for applicants from outside the United States whose primary language of undergraduate instruction was not English. Recommended minimum scores are 577 for the TOEFL, 90 for the Internet-based TOEFL, and 7 for the IELTS.