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The School of Global Public Health (GPH) has a bold vision - to significantly improve the health of populations by pioneering solutions that advance health equity around the world, today and tomorrow. That vision reflects a core belief that global health is not merely a field of study, area of research, or a career, but a goal that will change the world.  Achieving grand goals requires both seriousness of purpose and willingness to take action, and at NYU, we believe that investing in committed people and essential resources will bring us closer to addressing the global health problems of today and tomorrow.

Who We Are

The NYU School of Global Public Health crosses disciplinary boundaries to address the world’s most pressing health problems. Drawing on our interdisciplinary faculty and staff, GPH delivers truly interdisciplinary public health education at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level.

NYU GPH builds on NYU’s expansive reach as a globally-networked university; draws strength from the entrepreneurial spirit of our many talented faculty, students, staff, and alumni; and serves as a conduit for groundbreaking research and education that advances and promotes equitable health for all.

Our Mission

While NYU has granted degrees in public health for over 40 years, GPH is young with big aspirations. Our mission is to reinvent the public health paradigm by inspiring innovative scholarship, practice and leadership across boundaries.

It has been said that New York City is “where the future comes to audition.” Unbound by tradition, and much like the innovative and enterprising city in which our home campus resides, our school seeks to reinvent the public health paradigm by applying entrepreneurial approaches to public health crises.

Accreditation Status

On June 8, 2015, the Board of Trustees of New York University (NYU) approved the formation of our new School of Global Public Health.

The School of Global Public Health is proud to have been granted full accreditation as a School of Public Health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) through 2024. 

The final GPH Accreditation Self-Study was developed with active participation from a collaborative group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and other stakeholders.

CEPH’s final report can be found here. To visit CEPH’s website, click here.

Thank you to all who took part in this extensive process that is so important to the success and vibrancy of our school.