Washington University in St Louis
One Brookings Drive / Campus Box 1079
Saint Louis, MO 63130
Brown School courses are taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty, each committed to creating new knowledge and bringing that knowledge both into the classroom and the community. For students, that means access to path-breaking research that is leading the field. The hallmark of the Masters Program is in its Transdisciplinary Problem-Solving (TPS) Coursework. Each TPS course focuses on a specific public health challenge. The course integrates research from multiple disciplines in order to create more comprehensive solutions to real-world problems. Past TPS courses include: Pregnancy Outcomes: Social, Biological and Environment Determinants; Criminal Justice Involved Adults: Practice & Policy Interventions; Health Care Reform; and Interrogating Health, Race and Inequalities.
Flexibility is at the heart of the Brown School experience. In the classroom, students can focus their coursework to support their professional goals. During their fieldwork, known as a practicum, students are able to select a location from one of hundreds of Brown School partner organizations, either locally, nationally or internationally.
The doctoral program in Public Health Sciences prepares students to think like public health scientists and to succeed as independent investigators. The program provides you with hands-on research experiences with real-world application, mentoring, professional acculturation and network building.
Accreditation:Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
International Student Requirements:In addition to the general requirements for admission, international students must meet the following criteria: (1) English Proficiency: minimum of 100 IBT or above on the TOEFL or 7.0 or above on the IELTS. (2) Proof of Financial Support: international students must provide a financial affidavit and supporting documents as evidence of support to cover educational and living expenses for the academic year. (3) WES Evaluation: transcripts from colleges and universities outside the U.S. must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). International students are automatically considered for scholarships if they indicate interest when prompted in the application. There is no separate form required to apply for scholarship. The Brown School does not provide tuition waivers or graduate teaching assistantships.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 45
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999