ScM in Global Public Health
Brown's Global Public Health Master's degree program prepares students to understand and address major global health challenges focusing on health disparities and inequalities in low and middle-income countries. This program provides rigorous training in research and analytical methods, policy and practice, including global health theory and interventions, socio-cultural competence and ethics, global health epidemiology and social determinants, and implementation science and evaluation. Grounded in Brown’s educational philosophy of strong academic preparation within a framework of global community engagement, the core faculty pursue research and programs based on long-term commitment to communities and research partners. The Master of Science program in Global Public Health combines advanced public health training in population sciences with rigorous social science and international fieldwork experience. Candidates for the Master of Science in Global Public Health will follow a series of twelve courses (9 required courses and 3 electives) and complete a fieldwork placement and a master’s thesis. The program can be completed in 3 or 4 semesters, depending on students’ prior experience and preparation. An 8-week international fieldwork experience is also required and usually takes place during the summer between academic years one and two. Part-time students are welcome.