Brown University’s master of public health program has a 12 course credit requirement.
Core Courses - in person program
Sequence 1 (Quantitative)
Who should take this sequence: Students who want to obtain the applied statistical skills necessary to answer public health questions using quantitative data. In addition to statistical principles, this sequence will focus on data collection, analysis, interpretation, and the presentation of results.
- PHP2507: Biostatistics & Applied Data Analysis I (Fall of 1st year)
- PHP2508: Biostatistics & Applied Data Analysis II (Spring of 1st year)
Sequence 2 (Quantitative)
Who should take this sequence: Students who want an in-depth treatment of statistical methods, their rationale and motivation, and a conceptual description of their mathematical justifications; students who are interested in taking additional methods courses in biostatistics at the 2500 level.
- PHP2510: Principles of Biostatistics & Data Analysis (Fall of 1st year)
- PHP2511: Applied Regression Analysis (Spring of 1st year)
Sequence 3 (Qualitative)
Who should take this sequence: Students who want to focus on various interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of textual data from interviews, focus groups, ethnography, and secondary and digital sources— including thematic analysis, grounded theory, phenomenology, discourse analysis, narrative analysis, and arts-based approaches.
- PHP2506: Biostatistics for Public Health Research (Fall of 1st or 2nd year)
- PHP2060: Qualitative Methods in Health Research (Fall or Spring of 1st year)
- PHP2061: Qualitative Data Analysis in Public Health Research (Fall of 2nd year)
(Students take PHP2061 as an elective or as one of their concentration selectives. This course allows students to use qualitative data they have collected for their thesis for the class’s data analysis exercises and assignments.)
Please note: The schedule of courses indicated above is based on the calendar for full-time students. Part-time students should consult with MPH program staff about when to take the courses in their chosen sequence.
Epidemiologic Research Methods
- PHP2120, Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research (Fall and Spring)
- PHP2150, Foundations in Epidemiologic Research Methods (Fall)
Applied Public Health
- PHP2071, Applied Public Health: Systems and Practice (Spring)
- PHP2072, Applied Public Health: Policy, Leadership and Communication (Fall)
Designing and Evaluating Interventions
- PHP2355, Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions (Fall and Spring)
Required Non-Credit Activities
- PHP1001, Foundations in Public Health
- CITI Training (Students must submit certificate after completing course)
- IRB Basics (Students can review the IRB Basics video)
- Semester One Core Advisor Small Group Sessions
Concentration Courses - in person program
Elective Courses- in person program
In addition to the core and concentration courses, every student must complete two general elective courses. Students may count any PHP course that is 1000 level or above as a general elective. Other graduate-level courses at Brown may be taken as an elective, with approval.
If you are interested in taking an elective course that is not currently on the MPH-approved elective list, please complete the MPH Elective Course Approval Request form.