Brown School Again Ranked Among Best Schools of Social Work in U.S.

Alumni; Community Engagement; Public Health; Social Work; Students

The 2023 U.S. News and World Report rankings were released on March 29, and the Brown School continues to be rated among the best in the nation.

The school of social work maintained its rank of #2, and the public health program continues to be the highest-ranked program among a field of public health schools at #19.

“We are honored by this important recognition and know that it is a reflection of the energy and excellence of our faculty, the diversity and talent of our students, and the outstanding caliber of our administrative staff,” said Tonya Edmond, interim co-dean of the school.

Both she and Rodrigo Reis, also interim co-dean, agree that administrative teams provide incredible support to faculty and students and have been critical in maintaining operations throughout the pandemic.

“It is no surprise our school continues to attract the finest students, particularly those who want to focus on evidence-based approaches to effect positive change in the St. Louis region, the nation, and the world,” stated Reis.

Brown School faculty are among the most published and most-cited in the nation and known for rigorous, transdisciplinary research aimed at addressing pressing social issues, with a particular eye to eliminating health and economic disparities.

The co-deans are ready to focus on implementing the core commitments and strategic priorities in Driving Equity 2030, which sets a new standard of distinction in the school’s dedication to equity and commitment to impact. The Brown School will continue to be a bold leader within social work, public health, and social policy, working tirelessly to solve real-world problems through rigorous science, transformative educational programs, and mutually beneficial partnerships.