Washington University in St. Louis to offer full-tuition scholarship for registered nurses interested in pursuing a Master of Public Health degree

The new Master of Public Health program (MPH) at Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work is offering a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship to registered nurses who want to advance their interest in public health, specifically community health and wellness. The scholarship is available to prospective students who have at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The scholarship is one of four new full-tuition scholarships available to students in the inaugural class of the Brown School’s new Master of Public Health program. Additional tuition assistance is also available to students entering the fall 2009 class.

“Public health nurses are directly engaged in areas such as health behavior and health education, policy development, and program management which are critically needed to improve health” said Timothy McBride, Ph.D., 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.”

WUSTL’s Brown School aims to create positive social change through its path-breaking research and educational excellence. The School’s international community of faculty, students, and graduates works 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 Brown School offers a doctoral degree, a Master of Public Health degree, and a Master of Social Work degree, which is ranked number one in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The School is home to 11 research centers and applied programs.

Learn more about the MPH program at www.gwbweb.wustl.edu or https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=wustl-sw.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission and Recruitment at 314-935-6676.