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Application Timeline

Most students entering the dual-degree program will begin in the Fall semester.

Brown School MSW students with Advanced Standing status have a modified application and program timeline and should note the modified application and program timeline.

Application & Scholarship Process

The application for admission is used to determine merit-based scholarship awards; there is no separate scholarship application.

Application Timeline for Second-Year Brown School Students and Global Partner Students:

  • Application Opens in October
  • Application Review begins November 1
  • Early Action: Apply by December 1. Applicants submitting by the early action priority deadline will receive admission and scholarship decisions beginning in January, and no later than February 1. Second-year Brown School and global partner university students are strongly encouraged to apply by December 1.
  • Regular Decision: Apply by March 1.
  • Confirm Intent to Enroll: By April 15. Admitted students must confirm their intent to enroll by submitting a $200 tuition deposit. International admitted students must submit their Declaration and Certification of Finances (DCOF) to confirm intent to enroll.

Application Timeline for All Other Applicants:

  • Application Opens in October
  • Application Review begins November 1
  • Priority Consideration: Apply by December 15
  • Regular Decision: Apply by March 1
  • Rolling Admissions: Apply after March 1. Decisions for admissions and scholarship are made based on availability.
  • Confirm Intent to Enroll: By May 1. Admitted students must confirm their intent to enroll by submitting a $200 tuition deposit. Students enrolling in the MSW/MSP or MPH/MSP dual-degree program need only submit one deposit.

Financial Aid Process

(U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible non-U.S. citizens)

  • Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): After October 1. Complete the FAFSA by March 1 to be eligible for a Federal Work-Study award.
  • Financial Aid Package Determined: 3-4 weeks after admission decision (if FAFSA has been submitted).
  • Federal Work-Study Awarded: After May 1

Find additional information about the federal financial aid process here.