MPH/Master of Architecture Degree

This program fulfills the requirements of two professional degrees: the Master of Architecture (MArch) and the Master of Public Health (MPH). This partnership between the Sam Fox School and the Brown School prepares graduate architecture and public health students to understand the built environment through a public health lens.

The built environment is a key factor in public health outcomes, including injury prevention, obesity, climate change  and natural disasters. Architects are looking at new ways to enhance health as they design environments that promote physical, mental and social well-being through buildings, neighborhoods and cities. This transdisciplinary approach ensures that architecture and public health professionals are responsive to the needs and societal changes impacting communities, institutions and individuals by transforming communities at the intersection of complex public health issues and the built environment.

The MArch/MPH program requires 139 units for those entering the three-year MArch program (i.e., those without a bachelor’s degree in architecture) and 109 units for those admitted to the two-year MArch program.

Application Information

New students applying to this dual-degree program must apply to the MPH program through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health, and also submit a separate application for the MArch program through the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.  Current Washington University graduate students currently enrolled in the MArch program who wish to add the MPH should apply through SOPHAS and are eligible for a discounted fee waiver code when they submit their application.

Learn more about the MArch program and application.

Learn more about the MPH program and application.