Hi everyone I’m Sean Kelly manager of student recruitment and outreach at the Brown University School of Public Health welcome to our virtual fair today we’ll give you an idea of who we are and why students come to our School of Public Health we’ll provide some general information about Brown University and the School of Public Health and then move.
To more specifics about each of our graduate degree programs please feel free to ask questions during the presentation as our program administrators are managing the chat room first what.
Is public health public health works to protect and improve population health through the art and science of.
Preventing disease and promoting health some examples are access to clean drinking water emergency preparedness vaccination promotion and distribution examining the effects of alcohol on teens and adults promoting healthy eating and exercise behaviors training researchers in South Africa.
To respond to the AIDS epidemic and mapping environmental exposures and more the school’s academic activities are aligned along 7 fields of Public Health study we welcome students from diverse academic backgrounds to.
Apply so why study at Brown there are a few differences that make our educational experience unique we don’t just study theory we put theory into action and you’ll hear it over and.
Over again we learn public health by doing Public Health Brown’s mission is to serve the community the nation and the world by discovering communicating and preserving knowledge our faculty aren’t solely academics they’re public health practitioners they bring experience from the field into the classroom and their real-life stories make.
The lessons come alive Brown is.
All about working together often across disciplines and departments you might have heard of Browns open curriculum it allows our students to take courses outside.
Of the School of Public Health if an economics or anthropology course fits your program of study we encourage you to take it as an elective and our small size is no accident were committed to an extremely low student to faculty ratio ensuring personal attention from faculty members Providence is small too it’s Rhode Island’s capital city of about a hundred eighty thousand people and it’s convenient to Boston and New York.
City it’s also a great place for graduate school as Rhode Island has eleven colleges and universities with approximately seventy.
Thousand college students moving in every year Providence is very walkable our walk score is 92 at the School of Public Health it’s a manageable City.
That provides students with hands-on access to industry local government and research and internship opportunities and you’ll find Brown alumni here too for example the director of Rhode Island’s Department of Health is an alumna of our mph program Brown University was founded in 1764 and was the first u.
University to welcome students from all religious backgrounds it’s the third.
Oldest university in New England and the seventh oldest in the United States we’re very proud of our more than 250 year history and tradition.
Of freedom of thought and diversity Brown is located on the east side of Providence in a neighborhood called College Hill in downtown Providence is only a five-minute walk down the hill from campus Brown is one of the seven Ivy League schools with over 6500 undergraduates 2,200 graduate students.
And 545 medical students our students come from all 50 states and over 115 countries 15% are international 40% identify as students of color and 17% are first-generation college students the School of Public Health is an important part of.
The brown community so here are some facts and figures about our school there are 227 graduate students in the school of.
These 163 are masters students and 64 are PhD students there are also 185 undergraduate public health concentrators in this school we have 265 faculty members in the school who work across four academic departments and 13 research centers speaking of research those 13.
Research centers generate over 55 million dollars in research grants annually and despite our size we.
Rank in the top 10 among all schools.
Of Public Health for NIH funding 10 of our research.
Centers are located in our building on South Main Street and 3 are based in nearby hospitals our goal is to prepare students to improve human health on a large scale whether by influencing health policy.
By designing better public health interventions or by investigating environmental.
And community health risks in our 13 research centers students learn how to improve their skills by doing research that creates new knowledge about population health our students also have opportunities to work with the seven brown affiliated hospitals the.
Rhode Island Department of Health and our network of local service providers and agencies we also have.
Strong ties with universities and organizations all over the world including collaborations in.
South Africa Ghana and the Philippines we know that support is critical to your success in addition to the mentorship students receive from faculty advisors there are many other forms of support for students you see a few examples listed here the Writing Center.
Provides free support for any member of the brown community including support for students whose first language is not English the LGBTQ Center provides programming and support services and advocacy for the entire Brown community the school of public health graduate student.
Council represents the student body on academic social and community service issues and events and Browns.
Career lab provides help with advancing your career after graduation they will help you with interview.
Prep career exploration job search sessions and more.
Ram is a diverse and inclusive community engaged in teaching research and service opportunities Brown demonstrated its commitment to diversity and inclusion in 2016 with an action plan titled pathways to diversity and inclusion the plan outlines a set of concrete actions to make Brown a more fully diverse and inclusive community as part.
Of Brown’s action plan the School of Public Health developed its own diversity and inclusion action plan informed.
By the work of a committee of dedicated students faculty and staff our plan fosters an inclusive working and learning community that embraces all aspects of identity we encourage you to reach out to Professor Caroline quo if you have any specific questions related to diversity and inclusion efforts at the school now on to admissions the following admissions.
Requirements apply to all graduate programs at the.
School of Public Health we take a holistic approach to the selection process and set no minimum GPA or GRE scores we consider your entire application the following elements are required through the Sophus application portal you must apply official academic transcripts a West transcript evaluation is required for non-us institutions your personal statement should demonstrate competence in writing and explain your interest and commitment to public health let us know why public health why brown and what brings you to the degree program you’re interested in your resume.
Should list relevant experiences in regards to education work volunteering and research.
GRE scores are required for all programs but MCAT scores will be considered in lieu of GRE scores for mph applicants subject tests are not required but may be submitted.
Are required for international students unless you have a degree from an institution where the primary language is English three letters of recommendation are required at least two of those should be academic in nature interviews are not required but we do encourage interested applicants to reach out to the department administrators or program directors with questions in to faculty with whom you share research.
Interests you’re always welcome to.
Introduce yourself and your interest in their work the School of Public Health offers six master’s degree programs and four doctoral programs all of our master’s degree programs are designed to be completed in two years full-time part-time applicants are also welcome all doctoral programs are designed to be completed.
In four years while not required most PhD students enter with a master’s degree students are admitted for the fall semester only and we do not have spring semester admissions now we’ll go over some details for each of our graduate degree programs the mph is the largest of our degree programs approximately 50 students enroll each fall this degree offers eight concentrations and requires thirteen courses five required courses.
Five concentration courses and three electives every mph student completes an internship which provides a practical experience to apply the theoretical concepts you’ve learned in class there’s also a thesis project requirement the mph encourages applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply where the mph.
Provides a broad public health education the other master’s degrees provide advanced training more specific to a particular field of public health these degrees are.
For students who already know their focus area and have more narrowly focused interests behavioral and social Health Sciences provides training and analyzing the complex behavioral and social determinants of.
Public health and in developing interventions to change behaviors and improve social context related to public health this degree is ideal for students interested in working in health program evaluation program management community-based organizations and other nonprofit services managed care treatment intervention research and clinical trials or.
In pursuing doctoral level training in public health psychology or public policy the special areas of focus in BSS include alcohol and addiction substance use exercise and physical activity diet and.
Nutrition hiv/aids health disparities associated with race and ethnicity socioeconomic status and.
Other forms of social inequality applicants with backgrounds in public health biology psychology sociology anthropology communications and education are.
Encouraged to apply iö statistics provides advanced training for individuals pursuing careers as professional statisticians or data analysts in industry.
Government or academia the master’s degree is for those contemplating doctoral study and biostatistics and for established researchers seeking advanced training in biostatistics ideal candidates have academic backgrounds in math biology biochemistry economics or computer science but others are encouraged to apply.
Applicants to the master’s program must have three semesters.
Of calculus one semester of linear algebra and at least one semester of probability experience with numerical.
Computing is also recommended the master’s degree has two different options a Master of Arts am option and a Master of Science SCM option all SCM candidates complete a thesis project while am students do not the master’s degree in clinical and translational research is designed primarily for physicians dr. Lee trained basic scientists and students in doctoral programs or medical school the program provides training for clinicians and basic scientists to extend research into the clinical arena leading to improvements in individual and population health.
There are seven required courses two electives and a series of required seminars workshops and mentoring sessions the CTR is.
An applied program so students work closely with advisors to develop a portfolio which includes a grant proposal first author abstract and a first author research manuscript and a certificate program is also available epidemiology provides advanced training in the principles and practice of epidemiology the study of diseases in given populations students learn.
To examine how and where disease outbreaks start and how diseases are transmitted among individuals in a population if you’re interested in conducting epidemiological research for federal state or local governments in hospitals or academia or in conducting field work.
Locally or globally the epidemiology master’s program is right for you this degree is also for those interested in doctoral level training and public.
Health preventive medicine or Public Policy applicants with backgrounds in public health biology or chemistry are encouraged to apply there are 12 courses total in the master’s program eight.
Required courses for elective courses and a.
Thesis project required for the degree our newest degree program emphasizes Public Health in low and middle-income countries this degree provides rigorous training in global health theory and interventions associ of cultural awareness and competence global health epidemiology and disparities.
And international project implementation and evaluation there are 12 required courses for this degree including 9 required courses and 3 electives there’s an eight-week international fieldwork experience in which students usually complete in the summer between years 1 & 2 a thesis project is required this degree.
Differs from a biomedical or general public health degree because of its emphasis on social behavioral influences and global health disparities.
Implementation science and community based interventions in global settings this program available only as a PhD offers training and research methods to advance knowledge of issues central to the improvement of population health focusing on health care delivery systems providers and economic forces that.
Shape behavior like all of our doctoral programs applicants with a master’s degree or advanced training are preferred so we’ve shared a lot of information about the options available but which degree is the right fit for you.
In summary the mph is the broadest of public health programs and provide students with the option of participating in one of eight concentrations and includes a required internship as part of the degree.
The other master’s programs are much more focused in a specific field of public health and degree.
Requirements vary by program please visit the program’s website or speak with the.
Program administrator for more information we’ll share their contact details in a.
Later slide you learn about the degree programs we offer in the School of Public Health now we’d like to you to meet some of our students Ruben graduated from Boston University with a major in health science and a minor in chemistry his primary interest at Brown is.
Epidemiology with a specific focus on chronic diseases and cardio metabolic health Ruben long-term plans graduating from medical school in 2022 and combating health disparities in marginalized communities through.
Accurate and up-to-date patient-centered care Cigna studied anthropology and political science at the University of Washington she became interested in human behavior and the social science applications of public health and came to brown to pursue a master’s in behavioral and social health sciences Cigna is.
Currently working as a graduate research assistant in the center for alcohol and addiction studies at Brown she’s interested in reproductive health and has committed herself to a career establishing better reproductive health access for people everywhere Megan attended UMass Amherst and completed an mph at Yale before joining the.
Health services research doctoral program at Brown her award-winning dissertation investigated the impact of Medicaid expansion on low on community.
Health centers which provide primary care services to low-income underserved patients and vulnerable populations her findings suggest that expansion was associated with large gains in coverage as well as increases in quality of care and patient volume particularly in non urban areas she is now assistant professor at the BU School of Public Health in the department of health law public policy and management for the upcoming year tuition is six thousand seven hundred ninety dollars per course master students at brown only pay for the courses they take and PhD.
Students receive tuition waivers and stipends masters fees for the year include a health services fee health insurance fee which may be waived an activity fee and a recreation fee total.
Annual fees are four thousand eight hundred fifty eight dollars including insurance and one thousand and twelve dollars if you qualify for a.
Health insurance waiver because traditional financial aid does not continue to graduate study we offer partial tuition scholarships these scholarships are typically twenty five percent of tuition on average all applicants are automatically considered for the scholarship support and there are no additional applications needed for the tuition scholarship there are also options for conference travel support finally some students may qualify for research or teaching assistantships typically in their second year of study which can help defray tuition costs the application process is straightforward as we participate in the sophist application portal we encourage.
You to create your profile before you’re ready to apply as sophist offers many resources to help inform your decision our department administrators are ready to answer any of your questions today and in the future you can also direct your questions to SPH – admissions at brown edu some great ways to get a sense of our work and our community check out our website for much more program.
Specific information it will be completely refreshed later this summer so we encourage you to bookmark the page any and all of our social media platforms we encourage you to connect with us they’re easy to find by searching Brown public health all.
One word thanks so much for joining us today and please keep your questions coming our program.
Administrators are happy to chat with you.