Brown Page Content 1Proficiency Exams The Brown School offers proficiency examinations for select foundation courses in the MSW, MPH and MSP programs.Proficiency exams do not offer course credit toward your degree; however, passing an exam will exempt you from taking the associated Foundation course, therefore allowing the credits to be satisfied with an approved elective course. Due to COVID-19-related limitations, proficiency exams will be issued and proctored in an online format during the summer of 2020. Additional details will be provided on this website by mid-June 2020. MSW Proficiency Exams S15-5007: Research Methods with Statistical Applications - Read Course Overview S15-5011: Human Behavior - Read Course Overview MPH Proficiency Exams S55-5000: Research Methods - Read Course Overview S55-5003: Biostatistics - Read Course Overview MSP Proficiency ExamsS55-5003: Biostatistics - Read Course Overview Proficiency Exam Policies Students must confirm their intent to enroll and submit their non-refundable $200 advance-tuition deposit to be eligible to take proficiency exams. Students are encouraged to take any available proficiency exam in which they have background knowledge or prior coursework. If passed, the associated course will be waived and the student will replace those credits with an elective later in the program. Each proficiency exam may be taken only once. If you believe you will be better prepared to take an exam in August than March, we encourage you to wait until the later test date. Students are notified of their exam results within 10 days of taking the exam. Study guides are not provided for proficiency exams. Students are encouraged to review the course overviews for an understanding of what each exam will cover. Registering for Proficiency ExamsStudents must register to take proficiency exams. A registration link will be available in mid-June.