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Graduate Credit Transfer Applicants

The Brown School welcomes applications from students wishing to transfer from another graduate institution, subject to our policies for credit earned prior to enrollment.

Eligibility Requirements:

MPH program applicants meeting certain criteria may transfer a maximum of nine (9) credit hours towards the Brown School's MPH program requirements. 

Courses are evaluated independently, and must meet the following criteria to be considered for transfer credit:

  • Course(s) must have been taken at the graduate-level in a public health school or program that has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Courses taken in a school or program that is not CEPH accredited are not eligible for transfer credit.
  • Course(s) must have been campus-based; online courses are not eligible for transfer credit.
  • Course(s) must have been taken within six years prior to matriculation at the Brown School.
  • Course(s) must not have been used towards completion of another graduate degree.
  • Courses(s) must have substantial public health content and competencies equivalent to those of the MPH program.
  • Student must have received a minimum course grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale; official transcript required).
  • Student must be able to provide a copy of the course description and course syllabus.
  • Academic credit will not be offered for life or work experiences.

Transfer of Credits:

Applicants interested in receiving graduate transfer credit applicants must contact the Brown School Office of Admissions & Recruitment in order to initiate the transfer credit evaluation process. Applicants are encouraged to reach out early in their application process.

Courses are evaluated by the MPH Program Office and the Assistant and Associate Deans for Public Health. The student will be notified via email from the Brown School Registrar of the outcome of the transfer credit evaluation. Transfer credits will be reflected on the student’s Brown School academic transcript. 

Students who transfer in the full nine (9) credit hours are not eligible to pursue elective credits outside of the Brown School during their enrollment in the MPH program.