Degree Programs

Master of Public Health (MPH)
Brown School
This degree’s innovative curriculum centers around a series of intensive, team-based, problem-solving courses designed to prepare students for practice, policy and research roles. A specialization in global health is available, providing a focus on issues most pertinent to low and middle-income countries. Students will learn the basic biology and epidemiology of major infectious diseases and health conditions in global health along with the underlying risk factors for these conditions, including socio-economic determinants and environmental exposures.

3-2 MPH Program
Arts & Sciences and Brown School
Designed specifically for Washington University undergraduate students, this program allows you to earn both your undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Health in a total of five years. The 3-2 MPH program is available to students pursuing any major in Washington University’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS)
School of Medicine
This program is designed to meet the needs of clinicians seeking training in population-based research methods.

Public Health Sciences (PhD)
Brown School
The Brown School’s PhD program in Public Health Sciences prepares students to think critically as public health scientists, succeed as independent investigators, and understand and address public health challenges for the nation and the world. It provides students hands-on research experiences and mentoring; a curriculum that builds methodological and analytical skills, and deep knowledge of the field’s theoretical and conceptual underpinnings, philosophy and history; and professional acculturation and network building.

Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research (MS AHBR)
School of Medicine and University College
This degree provides the applied skills required for the development, management and evaluation of health behavior programs or research studies in clinical and community settings.

Master of Science in Biostatistics (MSIBS)
School of Medicine
This program focuses on integrating computational biostatistics, clinical trials, bioinformatics and statistical genetics, offering special features such as an internship, consulting lab experience and an optional thesis.

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)
School of Medicine
This degree provides multidisciplinary training in clinical research to promote the successful career development of clinical investigators.

Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Arts & Sciences
The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) is organized into twelve academic programs, each representing a different scientific area. Faculty members from 30 plus departments across the university contribute to the admission, teaching and research training of the Division’s students.

Master of Arts in Statistics
University College
This degree prepares students to perform in an information-rich, data-driven workforce that requires both general and specialized skills in statistical analysis.

Program in Occupational Therapy (MSOT, OTD and PhD)
School of Medicine
This program offers three occupational therapy degrees, all of which provide a broad, interdisciplinary education with an emphasis on linking biomedical and sociocultural aspects of health.

Dual Degree Programs

Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Master of Public Health (MPH)
Brown School and School of Medicine
The MD/MPH program is designed for medical students with a special interest in community health. The dual degree approaches improving health from the perspective of prevention. Students will gain an understanding of the social, economic, environmental and cultural determinants of health, and learn to apply evidence-based approaches to community-level disease prevention, health promotion and health policy.

Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS)
School of Medicine
The MD/MPHS program provides medical students with an opportunity to add clinical research methods training to their medical school experience. Medical students in the program work on a research project and use that project to complete MPHS coursework in 10 months, creating the ideal combination of didactic training and hands-on experience. MPHS program leadership can help you find a research project or lab to work in that would provide a good fit for your goals and interests.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)/Master of Public Health (MPH)
Brown School and School of Medicine
The MSOT/MPH degree will give students a unique combination of skills and knowledge to benefit communities and populations, and will create new pathways of research, practice and health programming.

Master of Social Policy (MSP)/Master of Arts (MA)
Brown School
Students from Fudan University and Xi’an Jiaotong University will gain a global perspective on social and policy issues  at Washington University in St. Louis. Graduates will have necessary skills and experiences to advance social welfare and to develop and implement innovative policy approaches. They will be poised to address social problems and policy challenges through leadership positions in government, business and nonprofit organizations.

Degree Concentrations

Cell to Society Pathway
A joint program between the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences and the Division of Public Health Sciences, the Cell to Society Pathway doctoral training program will bring rigorous training in biology, genomics, epidemiology, and biostatistics together to establish new leaders in biological and quantitative population sciences.

Master of Engineering Program (MEng) in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE)
School of Engineering & Applied Science
In this program, aimed at preparing individuals for professional engineering practice, students can specialize in a variety of areas, including a concentration in technology for environmental health and international development.

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business of Health Care Concentration
Olin Business School
The MBA concentration in the business of health care is designed to help develop a new generation of leaders who manage organizations that blend both medical and business practices.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation
School of Medicine
This is a 16-credit certificate program for young investigators committed to pursuing academic careers in clinical research

Graduate Certificate in Applied Health Behavior Research
School of Medicine
This 15-credit program is designed primarily for individuals who work in agencies and organizations where they already are developing, implementing, and evaluating health behavior programs but want formal coursework and skills to complement their experience in the field and improve their professional opportunities.