Through the pioneering Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the Brown School at Washington University, students gain the knowledge and skills needed to tackle some of society's most pressing health challenges by recognizing that complex problems require multifaceted solutions.
Our program, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, is distinguished by its unique classes and course packages, outstanding research opportunities, and real-world learning experiences.
Master of Public Health
Brown School MPH Curriculum
Our two-year, 52-credit-unit degree, which is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, provides students with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to take leadership in the field of public health.
Our innovative curriculum includes outstanding research opportunities, real-world learning experiences through practicum, and unique classes and course packages.
This curriculum was designed to be different. We are relentlessly focused on understanding problems and creating solutions. We transcend the boundaries of academic disciplines, teaching students to think broadly about complex public health issues.
Learn more about our distinctive approach on our MPH Curriculum webpage.
The list below includes the courses required to build a student's course of study. Because of the variety of specializations offered with the MPH degree at the Brown School, the order in which students take their courses may vary.
|Foundations of Public Health (15 credit units)|
|MPH 5001||Health Behavior and Health Promotion||3|
|MPH 5003||Foundations of Public Health: Biostatistics||3|
|MPH 5004||Health Administration and Policy||3|
|MPH 5005||Environmental Health||3|
|Research Methods (9 credit units)|
|MPH 5000||Research Methods||3|
|MPH 5230||Applied Linear Modeling||3|
|MPH 5240||Planning, Implementation, & Evaluation Evidence-Based Programs & Interventions||3|
|Cross-Cutting Themes (1 credit unit)|
|MPH 5010||Cross-Cutting Themes in Public Health||1|
|Public Health Seminar (2 credit units)|
|MPH 5910||Public Health Seminar I||1|
|MPH 5920||Public Health Seminar II||1|
|Practicum (3 credit units)|
|MPH 5701||Practicum — MPH Program||3|
|Transdiciplinary Problem Solving in Public Health (6 credit units)|
|To meet this requirement, students choose two 3-credit-unit transdisciplinary problem-solving courses, which span a variety of topics.||6|
|Electives/Specialization (11 credit units)*|
|Skill Labs (3 credit units)|
|Skill Lab I||1|
|Skill Lab II||1|
|Skill Lab III||1|
|Integrated Learning Experience (2 credit units)|
|MPH 5907||MPH Capstone I||1|
|MPH 5908||MPH Capstone II||1|
Students use elective credits in years one and two to earn a specialization or to take other graduate course work. They can choose from a wealth of public health and social work electives, including up to two additional Skill Labs, or they may pursue relevant courses from other Washington University graduate programs.
Curriculum and required credit units are subject to change.