Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis Washington University in St. Louis

Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
84%
16%
student ratio
272
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
61%
acceptance rate
27 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Overview

Prepare for Excellence

The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis is an energetic and diverse community of scholars and leaders committed to impacting positive social change. The School provides leadership in public health and social work, two complementary professions aimed at creating healthy and productive individuals and communities. Through its flexible coursework, extensive fieldwork, and path-breaking research opportunities, the School is a launching pad for innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders preparing for excellence in their fields.

Master of Social Work

The Brown School's #1 ranked Master of Social Work program features a flexible curriculum where students can pursue coursework aligned with their interests and career goals. The Brown School's MSW program is accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a national "seal of approval" to recognize the quality of its curriculum, faculty, staff and students. The program offers 7 concentrations, 6 specializations, 2 certificates, 7 dual and joint degrees and a variety of skills labs where students can select and develop in-demand, marketable skills.

Faculty members are committed to discovering new knowledge and bringing that knowledge into the classroom. These thought-leaders are on the forefront of child welfare, community development, gerontology, mental health, violence and injury prevention, and asset building. Brown School faculty members are transforming social service systems through evidence-based approaches to interventions, quality improvements, and organizational change.

Students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in real-world settings during their fieldwork--known as a practicum. Each student completes two practica, where they dedicate over 900 hours at sites of their own selection, shaping leadership skills and creating professional connections within the student's areas of interest. The Brown School's Office of Field Education & Community Partnerships offers students the choice of 400 affiliated sites locally, nationally and internationally. Among those options are a variety of nontraditional field sites that create new career paths for social workers.

Master of Public Health

The Brown School's innovative Master of Public Health (mph.wustl.edu) program features a flexible curriculum where students can pursue coursework that aligns with their career goals. The program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), a recognition of its faculty, staff, and students. The program offers 4 specializations, 1 certificate, 4 dual and joint degrees and a variety of skills labs where students can select and develop in-demand, marketable skills.

The Brown School's MPH program is distinguished by its Transdisciplinary Problem-Solving (TPS) courses, each of which focuses on a specific public health challenge. These courses integrate research from multiple disciplines to create more comprehensive solutions to real-world problems. Brown School faculty members are prominent, national leaders on the forefront of chronic disease prevention, tobacco policy research, mental health, health systems science, health communications, epidemiology, violence and injury prevention, and systems dynamics.

Students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they've learned in the classroom in real-world settings during their fieldwork--known as a practicum. The School's Office of Field Education & Community Partnership works with students to help them choose the location of their practicum--locally, nationally, or internationally--so that it aligns with their interests and career goals.

Path-Breaking Research

The most vital and path-breaking public health and social work research is being conducted at the Brown School and its research centers. The School is home to 13 research centers. For students, this means access to the latest research, plus opportunities to work alongside faculty to explore their own research interests through special projects, independent study, research assistant positions, or research-oriented fieldwork.

- Center for Health Behavior Change

- Center for Mental Health Services Research

- Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research

- Center for Public Health Systems Science

- Center for Social Development

- Center for Violence and Injury Prevention

- Concordance Institute for Advancing Social Justice

- Evaluation Center

- Health Communication Research Laboratory

- Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies

- Prevention Research Center in St. Louis

- Social System Design Lab

- Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research

Student Resources

Students at the Brown School have access to the resources of world-renowned Washington University. The Brown School has a number of student services to support each student's academic and professional growth, including: an in-house library maintaining one of the nation's finest collections on social services, a Communications Lab to help students master academic and professional writing and presentation skills, a specialized Career Services team, and a series of Professional Development workshop and lectures offered year-round.

Next Steps

To apply online, visit msw.wustl.edu/apply or mph.wustl.edu/apply.

All applicants are considered for scholarship assistance. To receive priority consideration for scholarship awards, applications for fall admission must be complete by December 15 for early action or March 1 for regular decision. Scholarship deadlines are the same for both US and international students.

Prospective students are encouraged to experience the school's community firsthand during a campus visit. During these visit, prospective students schedule a time to consult with a faculty member, field education adviser, admissions counselor, or financial services coordinator.


Location & Contact

Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive Campus Box 1196
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
United States

Ms. Jamie Adkisson

Director of Recruitment & Admissions

Phone: 314-935-3524
Fax: 314-935-4859
Email: jadkisson@wustl.edu

Ms. Cate Valentine

Admissions Counselor

Phone: 314-935-8879
Fax: 314-935-4859
Email: cvalentine@wustl.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Public Health Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Public Health (MPH)
      Master of Public Health / Master of Business Administration (MPH/MBA)
      Master of Public Health / Master of Social Work (MPH/MSW)
    • Social Work Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Social Work (MSW)
      Master of Social Work / Juris Doctor (MSW/JD)
      Master of Social Work / Master of Architecture (MSW/March)
      Master of Social Work / Master of Business Administration (MSW/MBA)
      Master of Social Work / Master of Divinity (MSW/MDiv)
      Master of Social Work / Master of Pastoral Studies (MSW/MAPS)
      Master of Social Work / Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH)
    • American Indian and Alaska Native Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Children, Youth and Families Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Epidemiology / Biostatistics Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Global Health Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Health Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Health Policy Analysis Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Mental Health Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Older Adults and Aging Societies Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Social and Economic Development Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Urban Design Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Affordable Housing and Mixed-Income Community Development Certificate
    • Violence and Injury Prevention Certificate
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 239
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

61% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 817
    • Accepted 503
    • Acceptance Rate 61
    • Enrolled 303
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $40
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesFor public health: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT , minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, MA or MSW
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 100 iBT) or IELTS

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students272
    • Female Percentage84%
    • Male Percentage16%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students272
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American15%
    • White / Caucasian50%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native4%
    • Asian18%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown5%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty123
    • Full-time Percentage34%
    • Part-time Percentage66%
    • Female Percentage59%
    • Male Percentage41%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMental health services, social development, child welfare, at-risk teens, autism, environmental health, health policy, health communications, obesity, gender and sexuality, violence and injury prevention, chronic disease prevention, poverty, older adults/aging societies, civic engagement, school social work, program evaluation, health disparities
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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