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Everything is possible when we work
together for change.

We believe that exploring the intersections in social work, public health and social policy creates stronger solutions to complex societal and health issues. Whatever your passion, our innovative programs, supportive community and top faculty will guide you to be an agent of change.

We're here to support your work.


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  • Mental Health + Policy

  • Domestic Social and Economic Development + Management

  • Older Adults and Aging Societies + System Dynamics

  • Violence and Injury Prevention + Research

  • Global Health

We’re here to help. Talk to our admissions staff about your goals, and we’ll help you develop a plan.

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“I want a world where no one is blind due to preventable causes; I aspire to become a global leader in this effort."

— Dawit Buda, MPH '17, Director of Programs for Orbis International, working to reduce blindness in Ethiopia

Our programs go beyond strong academics

We’ve built an ecosystem with paths into the communities you want to work in. We've nurtured relationships with researchers, activists, and change-makers who will be your partners as well.

Global Opportunities

At the Brown School, students have unique opportunities to effect change all over the world. Both practica and research take our students beyond our borders to build their capacity to support the regions, issues and people they care about.

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