Designed specifically for Washington University undergraduate students, this program allows students to earn both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Health in a total of five years.
What is Public Health?
The health care system is rapidly changing, and there is a growing need for health care providers, researchers, administrators and policymakers equipped with a systems-based understanding of health determinants and outcomes.
The Brown School's Master of Public Health program offers graduate students social, economic, environmental and cultural perspectives toward health. Students apply evidence-based approaches to create multifaceted solutions in areas such as epidemiology, health policy and management, and health promotion.
Graduates are prepared for leadership across the health care spectrum. We encourage students to explore the ways some of our alumni are applying their degrees in local, national and global settings.
Students who plan to pursue additional graduate studies after earning their MPH — including doctoral programs in medicine, the sciences, or medical research — will develop a set of skills and experiences that strengthen their CVs and distinguish their applications from other candidates.
Continuing an Education at Washington University
The College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduates incredible preparation for careers in health care. By continuing their education at the Brown School, these students will deepen their access to the university's outstanding resources, which include the following:
- 13 affiliated research centers at the Brown School that offer opportunities for research-based practica, fellowships and independent projects
- Research and practicum opportunities at the School of Medicine
- Access to the Institute for Public Health, including the Center for Community Health Partnerships and the Global Health Center
- Established connections with health and service organizations throughout St. Louis, across the country and around the world
- Health care innovation opportunities at the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Undergraduate Course Work
The 3-2 MPH program is available to students pursuing any major in Washington University's College of Arts & Sciences. We encourage interested students to take courses relevant to preparation for graduate studies in public health. Examples of disciplines related to public health include (but are not limited to) the following:
- African-American Studies
- Biology and Biomedical Sciences
- Cultural Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Global Health and Environment
- International Studies
- Mind, Brain and Behavior
- Political Science
- Urban Studies
- Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies