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Apply for the Master of Social Policy Program

We’re glad you’re ready to take the next step towards joining the Brown School community!

Prospective MSP students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Current Brown School student enrolled in the MSW or MPH program, wishing to pursue the MSP dual-degree
  • Global Partner Program student enrolled at an eligible global partner graduate program, wishing to pursue the MSP dual-degree
  • Prospective MSW/MSP or MPH/MSP applicant applying to enter the Brown School as a dual-degree student
  • Prospective MSP Paired Program applicant holding a previously conferred graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution

Note: The MSP program is not a stand-alone degree program. Students pursue the MSP as a dual-degree or paired-degree, in accordance with one of the criteria defined above.

Application Instructions

The application for the Brown School’s Master of Social Policy program is available online. Please review the application instructions for your specific MSP program status using the links below prior to beginning your application. Then, use the link on our Apply page to create an account in the Brown School Admissions Portal and access the application.

Completing Your Application

The Brown School promotes a self-managed application process; the applicant is responsible for the timely submission of all required materials. We will review your file once you submit your application online and all of the following supporting documents have been received.

Applications are accepted on a modified rolling basis; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. To receive priority consideration for admission and scholarship awards, please apply by one of our priority deadlines.

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or disability. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University's Executive Director of Human Resources, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, (314) 935-5990.