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Everything is possible when we work
together for change.

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.



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Countries home to our alumni

300+

field sites affiliated with our programs

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in scholarships awarded each year

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  • Mental Health + Policy

  • Domestic Social and Economic Development + Management

  • Older Adults and Aging Societies + System Dynamics

  • Violence and Injury Prevention + Research

  • Global Health

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

Our programs go beyond strong academics

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.

Global Opportunities

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.

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