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Apply for the Master of Social Policy Dual-Degree Program

The application is open to prospective students meeting one of the following criteria: 

  • Current Brown School student enrolled in MSW or MPH program, wishing to pursue the MSP dual degree
  • Global Partner Program student enrolled at an eligible global program, wishing to pursue the MSP Global dual degree 
  • Prospective MSW/MSP or MPH/MSP student, applying to enter the Brown School in Fall 2020 as a dual-degree student
  • Paired Program applicant, who has earned a previously conferred graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, and wishes to pursue the MSP paired-degree program
The MSP program is not a stand-alone program. Students pursue the MSP degree as a dual-degree program or paired degree program, in accordance with one of the criteria defined above. 

Application Instructions

The application to the Brown School's MSP program in Fall 2020 is now open. Please review the application instructions for your program prior to beginning your application. Then, visit the Brown School Admissions Portal to create an account and access the application.

Prior to beginning your application, please review the application instructions according to your applicant status. Then, you can visit the Brown School Admissions Portal to create an account and access the application (link to portal will be available once application launches).

Completing Your Application

You may work on and view your application from any computer with internet access. You will be able to save your work as you go; it is not necessary to complete the application in one session.

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 completed 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. Learn more about our Application Timeline and 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.