We believe that intersections in social work, public health and other disciplines create stronger solutions to complex social and health issues. Whatever your passion, our innovative programs, supportive community and top faculty will guide you to be an agent of change.
Work with people and communities on issues like
mental health, community development, social justice and child
Challenge and improve systems and policies
related to healthcare, disease prevention and urban design to create
safer, healthier communities.
Weave disciplines like business, law, education
and medicine together with public health and social work to tackle
complex issues in new ways.
Countries home to our alumni
field sites affiliated with our programs
in scholarships awarded each year
Domestic Social and Economic Development
Older Adults and Aging Societies
+ System Dynamics
Violence and Injury Prevention
We’re here to help. Talk to our
admissions staff about your goals, and we’ll help you develop a plan.
Do something different“After graduating I moved to India to start my dream organization, Foster Care India. Every day I use the skills I learned at the Brown School.”
—Ian Anand Forber-Pratt, MSW ’09, Executive Director & Founder, Foster Care India
“After graduating I moved to India to start my dream organization, Foster Care India. Every day I use the skills I learned at the Brown School.”
We’ve built an ecosystem with paths into the communities you want to work in. We've nurtured relationships with researchers, activists, and change-makers who will be your partners as well.
At the Brown School, students have unique opportunities to effect change all over the world. Both practica and research take our students beyond our borders to build their capacity to support the regions, issues and people they care about.