About the Brown School

The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis provides leadership in social work and public health, two complementary professions aimed at creating healthy and productive individuals and communities.

Offering a top-ranked Master of Social Work program, an innovative Master of Public Health Program, and doctoral degrees in Social Work and in Public Health Sciences, the Brown School has created a robust interdisciplinary environment. The synergy among these and other disciplines represented in the Brown School greatly enriches the education of Brown School students, who recognize that complex problems require multifaceted solutions.

The Brown School creates positive change through its path-breaking research and educational excellence. The School’s faculty, staff and alumni work throughout St. Louis, across the country, and worldwide to apply new knowledge and use the best available evidence to impact policy, practice and service delivery.

The School is home to 13 multidisciplinary research centers:

  • Center for Mental Health Services Research
  • Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research
  • Center for Public Health Systems Science
  • Center for Social Development
  • Center for Violence and Injury Prevention
  • Concordance Institute for Advancing Social Justice
  • Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change
  • Evaluation Center
  • Health Communication Research Laboratory
  • Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies
  • Prevention Research Center in St. Louis
  • Social System Design Lab
  • Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research

For more information, visit brownschool.wustl.edu.