The new Master of Public Health program (MPH) at Washington University’s Brown School is offering four new full-tuition, merit-based scholarships to support students interested in improving community health locally, nationally and internationally.
The full-tuition scholarships are available to prospective MPH students who have professional interests or experience in a range of areas including health communications, nursing, and community or public service, as well as to prospective students completing health and pre-professional health majors who seek career opportunities in public health. Additional tuition assistance is also available to students entering the fall 2009 class.
“Tackling today’s public health challenges requires a new approach to graduate public health education,” said Timothy McBride, PhD, associate dean for public health. “Our innovative curriculum will provide students with a framework for understanding and addressing public health challenges that draws upon different disciplines, including architecture, community development, economics, environmental engineering, law, medicine, and social work. We believe this approach will better prepare our graduates with the skills they need for a range of careers.”
Recognizing that changing health behaviors is critical to improving individual and community health, the Brown School will award one full-tuition Health Communication Scholarship to a prospective student interested in melding an interest in communications, journalism, marketing, public policy, sociology or related fields with that of public health.
The School is also making a full-tuition scholarship available to registered nurses who want to pursue an MPH at Washington University. The scholarship is available to prospective students who have at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and who are seeking to advance their interests in public health.
The remaining full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to students with strong leadership potential and academic records, and who are committed to improving the health of communities or specific populations. Brown School will give special consideration to those with extensive community service experience or who are alumni of service corps such as Peace Corps, Teach for America, AmeriCorps, City Year, Coro Fellows, and others. Undergraduates majoring in health and pre-professional health disciplines will be given special consideration as well.
“I am pleased that we will be able to offer financial assistance to members of our inaugural MPH class,” added McBride. “The Brown School has a history of providing generous financial support to its graduate students and we want to continue to provide the resources needed to attract the brightest minds looking to improve the quality of people’s lives.”
For more information, contact the Office of Admission and Recruitment at 314-935-6676.