Washington University in St. Louis to offer new, full tuition scholarship for graduate students interested in health communications

The new Master of Public Health program (MPH) at Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work is offering a new, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship to support students interested in using their skills and interests in communications, journalism, marketing, public policy, psychology, sociology, and related fields to improve the health of communities and populations locally, nationally and internationally.

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.

“Changing health behaviors and attitudes is critical to improving public health,” said Timothy McBride, PhD, associate dean for public health. “Our School is home to one of the country’s leading health communications research centers which has pioneered some ground breaking approaches to health communication by applying what is known about effective communications in the commercial world to public health practices and policies.”

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 including the Health Communication Research Laboratory.

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.