Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Joint MPA/MPH Program

Brown's School of Public Health and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs offer a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Public Affairs (MPA) joint degree program. This rigorous and innovative program offers highly qualified applicants the opportunity to gain training in public health and public policy to prepare them to address the critical health policy issues in the U.S. and throughout the world. The program begins with MPA orientation and summer session courses early in June.

The joint-degree degree program includes:

20 courses (14 full-credit courses and 6 half-credit courses)
MPH internship
Master's-level thesis
Students benefit from the rich academic resources at the Watson Institute and the School of Public Health, as well as their extensive applied learning programs in Rhode Island, as well as throughout the U.S. and the world. The program can be completed in two years, though students can extend the program over a longer period of time. All degree requirements must be met within a five-year period.

Applications for the MPH/MPA degree are accepted by the School of Public Health. See this page on the School of Public Health website for details and degree requirements.