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The breadth and depth of experiences that our students have during their time at the Brown School are unparalleled. Read firsthand from some of our students.

5 Reasons You Should Choose St. Louis and the Brown School

​So it’s that time of year when acceptance letters are beginning to arrive in the mail and you’re left with that one, big, inevitable question – which graduate school will I pick? There are so many factors that play a role in picking the perfect fit for you, but here are some reasons why I think you should pick the (best) school: […]

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On the Wild Practicum Hunt

One of the staples of the Brown School’s MPH curriculum is fulfilling a practicum. But what does that mean? How do you “get” a practicum? And, perhaps most often asked, does it pay? These were all questions that I asked as a prospective student and am now wrestling with as I wrap up my first wave of applications for these opportunities. […]

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Can I Handle It?: Brown School Workload

I remember back to that time a year ago when I initially received my acceptance letter from the Brown School. So many thoughts rushed through my head when I received the acceptance packet in the small community where I was living in Albania. I was feeling… Happiness! […]

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How Did I Even Get Into Public Health?: A Message to Those "On the Fence"

In my very short tenure as a public health candidate, I have noticed an interesting phenomenon within the Brown School: namely, few, if any, of our students or faculty can say their path to public health was direct! Most, in fact, say that they “kind of stumbled into it.” At first I thought this was unique to the Brown School because of our immense focus on transdisciplinary education, research, and practice. What better way to maintain that nature of our School than to bring people together from all sorts of varied backgrounds? But, thinking back on it, who have been the biggest movers and shakers in public health? John Snow, Florence Nightingale, and (at least in the United States) Lyndon Johnson are just a few that have one thing in common: […]

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