Brown School Maintains High Ranking in U.S. News & World Report List

Public Health; Social Work

The Brown School at Washington University continues to solidify its standing as one of the nation’s premier institutions for social work, public health and social policy education, according to the latest rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

Maintaining its impressive No.2 position in the publication’s 2024 list of “Best Schools for Social Work,” the Brown School continues to uphold its reputation for excellence.

“We’re deeply honored by this significant recognition, which underscores the unwavering dedication and expertise of our faculty, the rich diversity and talent among our student body, and the exceptional caliber of our administrative staff,” said Dorian Traube, the Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School. “Our commitment remains resolute as we strive to address real-world challenges through rigorous scientific inquiry, innovative educational initiatives, and mutually beneficial collaborations.”

Additionally, the Brown School’s public health program continues to be at the forefront of the field, securing the #18 spot nationwide. Notably, it remains the highest-ranked program among a field of public health schools. This accomplishment aligns with the university’s strategic plan, “Here and Next,” which includes the establishment of a new School of Public Health.

The faculty members at the Brown School are lauded for their national recognition, driven by extensive publications and citations. Their work is characterized by rigorous, evidence-based research aimed at addressing pressing social issues, particularly in the eradication of health and economic inequalities.