St. Louis

Steeped in rich history as America’s Gateway to the West, St. Louis is again at the frontier in tackling complex health and social issues plaguing U.S. cities.

The events in Ferguson are transforming our region, and are at the epicenter of renewed national efforts to address critical challenges of race, health and social inequality. The Brown School is playing a vital role in the dialogue and action around systemic change in our community, bringing expertise and resources to develop long-term solutions.

The Brown School has long been an integral part of the St. Louis community. Through strategic relationships with local health and human service agencies, public and charter schools, county governments, and cultural institutions, our faculty and students nurture and strengthen the region.

Given the city’s broad range of service and professional opportunities, it’s a great place to pursue your graduate education. You’ll become a part of St. Louis, and you’ll find that St. Louis becomes a part of you. With a vibrant cultural scene and low cost of living, our region often surprises newcomers.

Our school is conveniently located on Washington University’s Danforth Campus, served by several MetroLink light rail stations. Across the street from campus, Forest Park provides 1,300 acres for you to explore by bike or on foot—as well as many of the city’s iconic, and free, museums and events.

Local coffee shops near campus make convenient study spots, and the eclectic restaurants and music venues of the Delmar Loop make it one of the American Planning Association’s “10 Great Streets in America.”

From recreation to cultural opportunities to volunteer work and activism, St. Louis will enrich your graduate studies. Your experience at the Brown School will empower you to create positive change in the St. Louis region and beyond.

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With all the events going on in St. Louis, at Washington University, and at the Brown School, you'll have plenty to choose from. Get a glimpse at a year in the life of a Brown School student.