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Schedule a Personalized Visit

Learn more about the Brown School community and get tips on the application process by scheduling a visit! When you are ready to request a visit, click the button below labeled “Schedule Your Visit.”

Virtual Visits
Connect with members of the Brown School community from a laptop or mobile device. We can arrange for you to talk with a representative from the Office of Admissions & Recruitment, the Office of Field Education, and/or a current Brown School student. Most meetings are scheduled via Zoom, but you may also have the option to schedule a phone call. All virtual visits are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am – 4:30 pm CT.

In-Person Visits
Get to know our campus-within-a-campus by attending a tour of the Brown School. While you’re on campus, you’ll also have the option to schedule an in-person meeting with an admissions representative and/or current Brown School student. In-person visits are held on Fridays and must be scheduled in advance.

Please know that we may need at least a week’s lead time to meet your scheduling request(s).


Discover other ways to virtually connect with our campus and community.

In-Person Information Sessions:

In-Person Information Sessions are hosted by the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at select times throughout the year. These sessions give prospective students the opportunity to visit campus, meet members of the Brown School community and learn about our program offerings.

Upcoming In-Person Info Sessions:

Lunch & Learn: Part-Time Master of Social Work Program
Wednesday, February 28 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm CST – REGISTER NOW

Join a panel of representatives from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis to learn about the Part-Time Master of Social Work program, designed especially for students who need flexibility to take courses at times that do not interfere with work and other commitments. During this session, you’ll hear from staff and faculty from the Office of Admissions & Recruitment and the MSW program office to discover how the Part-Time MSW program can help you advance your social work career. We’ll discuss the program timeline, concentration offerings, the application process and scholarship opportunities, including the tuition benefits available to Washington University employees.

Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance using the event website link. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am and the session will begin at 12 pm.

Event Location: Hillman Hall Room 130

Virtual Information Sessions

Virtual Information Sessions are hosted by the Office of Admissions & Recruitment throughout the year. Each event highlights a component of the application process or student experience and will introduce viewers to members of the Brown School community.

Upcoming Virtual Info Sessions:

Life as a First Year Student
Friday, March 8 from 12 – 1 pm CST – REGISTER NOW

Starting a new graduate program can be both exciting and nerve-racking. It comes with many changes and new experiences that may feel overwhelming to navigate at times. It also comes with incredible possibilities for personal growth and exploration. Your first year will be filled with many new opportunities and challenges, and we hope to demystify some of those things with this information session. Join a panel of current students to learn more about what you can expect in your first year at the Brown School.

Tips for Incoming International Students
Friday, March 22 from 9 – 10 am – REGISTER NOW

This is a session for international students admitted to the Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Public Health (MPH), and Master of Social Policy (MSP) programs at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis for Fall 2024. Join the Office of Global Programs and the Office of Admissions and Recruitment to learn more about the international student experience and gain tips on next steps for enrolling in the Brown School, including information about completing the Affidavit of Financial Support needed for obtaining an I-20, navigating the visa application process, managing finances and student loans, and more.

Using Your Degree from the Brown School
Friday, April 5 from 12 – 1 pm – REGISTER NOW

The Brown School is a launching pad for changemakers and innovators. Our graduates go on to do incredible work that transforms lives in their neighborhoods and across nations. Whether you dream of making a difference in your hometown or on another continent, the Brown School will prepare you to engage with the issues you care about most. Join a panel of Brown School alumni to learn about the variety of ways they are using their degrees to make a positive impact and see how you can make a difference as a future alumnus of the Brown School.

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Open Classroom Curriculum Showcase Series

The Curriculum Showcase is a series on Open Classroom that is presented by faculty concentration chairs and offers prospective students a preview of what they can expect in the classroom. Browse the entire library of 250+ archived courses and previous curriculum showcase events from Open Classroom here.

Medicaid Expansion and the Unwinding: How is it Going and Who is Being Impacted?
Tuesday, March 5 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CT – REGISTER NOW

In this session Professor Timothy McBride reviews the experience in Missouri since expanding Medicaid in 2021.  How many people have been covered and how is it going?  What is the impact on the insured and health providers?  More recently, with the end of the pandemic being declared in 2023, the U.S. began the process of “unwinding” those added to Medicaid during the pandemic. We’ll discuss how, in Missouri, almost two hundred thousand have lost their coverage and implications for the future.

Losing HER Voice: Mental Health Implications of Abortion Restrictions
Tuesday, March 12 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CT – REGISTER NOW

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022 adversely impacts women on multiple levels. Research indicates loss of personal autonomy regarding reproductive choice can result in mental health problems and reduced well-being. However, these negative repercussions may be more detrimental for specific cohorts of women including members of marginalized communities as well as survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Please join Dr. Megan D. Keyes to learn more about the various life circumstances, potential stressors and trauma exposure, and mental health issues these women often experience and how abortion denial may further complicate their health and welfare.

Unpacking Organizational Strategy
Thursday, March 28 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CT – REGISTER NOW

Human service organizations are admonished to “be strategic.” But what does that mean? In this class with Barry Rosenberg, we will examine the purpose, elements and development of organizational strategy to achieve sustainable mission performance. We will review a fascinating case study describing the strategic journey of a nonprofit agency serving children with developmental disabilities.