Thank you for your interest in NYU’s new Cross-Continental MPH program. This unique one-year program allows highly qualified students to embrace the challenge of global public health through study over three terms at three different global sites across the world. Due to the highly specialized nature of the program and the anticipated interest from prospective students, we expect the program to be highly selective and encourage applicants to invest an appropriate amount of time and effort in preparing their applications. As the program is both academically rigorous and globally focused, we seek to enroll applicants with outstanding academic experience who also demonstrate the necessary maturity, judgment and cultural competence to succeed in diverse settings.
All applicants must apply to the program using SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health schools and programs. Only applications that are complete will be reviewed for admission. For an application to be considered complete, the following application materials must be submitted by the applicable deadline:
All applicants must submit a personal statement in two parts, each of which must be fully addressed. You may include both statements in a single document, uploaded into the “Personal Statement” section of the SOPHAS application. Make sure to address both parts of the statement below and to appropriately label the sections so the admissions committee can easily identify both statements within the single document.
Personal Statement Part I:
Part I of the personal statement provides insight into your career goals; your interest in public health and the program; and how your education, work experience, and personal attributes have prepared you for admission to the program. Part I of the statement should address each of the following five questions either in a single narrative or by answering each individually. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers to the following questions, so we invite you to take this opportunity to creatively and honestly communicate your own engagement with public health and interest in graduate study at NYU.
Personal Statement Part II:
Part II of the personal statement allows you to explore the idea of living and working across different cultural contexts. Different cultures each have their own unique norms, values and customs. Describe or imagination a situation in your own academic and professional career in which you have addressed the challenges of navigating different cultural contexts. What was difficult about this experience and how did you respond? What did you learn from the experience that will help you in future situations where you are immersed in a cultural context that may be foreign to you?
As the Cross-Continental MPH program begins in summer 2016, it follows an admission review process that is earlier than most programs that begin in the fall. December 1 is the final application deadline: applications must be submitted no later than this date in order to be considered for entrance as part of the summer 2017 cohort.
Applicants are notified of their admissions decisions via email sent to the email address entered into the SOPHAS application.The CGPH no longer mails print admission letters except by special request. If admitted, successful applicants will be asked to submit a tuition deposit to secure their place in the program.
Checking your status online is a much quicker way of determining your status than calling or emailing the admissions office. Please note that during certain times of year, due to extremely heavy inquiry volume it may take up to 1-2 weeks for email or phone inquiries to be responded to.