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​Driving Equity 2030

Inside the Brown School's 10-Year Strategic Plan

This 10-year strategic plan is built on the significant history and strength of graduate education at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. We invite you to view and download a copy.

For decades, the MSW program has been consistently ranked No. 1 or 2 by U.S. News & World Report. The School launched its Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in 2009. Ten years later, the program was ranked No. 17 by U.S. News & World Report (the only program among a field of public health schools in the top 20). The Master of Social Policy (MSP) dual-degree program began in 2015 and is growing with interest from domestic and international students.

The Brown School also offers coursework leading to a doctoral degree in social work and public health sciences. Launched in 1952 and 2014, respectively, both programs engage students in rigorous research training and preparation for academic careers at top universities.

Building upon this exceptional foundation, the Brown School embraces the bold goal of Driving Equity through Rigorous Science, Transformative Education and Mutually Beneficial Partnerships.
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Core Commitments and Strategic Priorities

The core commitments uphold our vision and inform distinctive research, education programs and mutually beneficial partnerships:

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Impact in, for and with the St. Louis Region
  • Global Teaching and Research
  • Transdisciplinary Research and Education

These priorities are areas in which we wish to increase our focus and build capacity over the next 10 years:

  • Affordability and Financial Access
  • Data Science and Technology to Advance the Social Good
  • Climate Change, Environmental Health and Justice
  • Community-Driven Science

Dig Deeper: Inside Driving Equity 2030

Read this article highlighting how equity and affordability are cornerstones of the new strategic plan, and watch our launch videos. Strategic leads share their insights, though processes and goals for each section of Driving Equity 2030.

Inside the Brown School's Plan for the Decade Ahead

Driving Equity 2030: Inside the Brown School's Plan for the Decade Ahead

The Brown School's Commitment to Cutting-Edge Science and to St. Louis

Driving Equity 2030: the Brown School's Commitment to Cutting-Edge Science and to St. Louis