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IMPORTANT UPDATE

We are continuing to accept Fall 2022 applications on a rolling basis for as long as space remains in our programs. We may close admissions to programs or concentrations as they reach capacity, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible if you wish to be considered.

Are you ready to take the next step in your academic and professional career by joining the community of student scholars at the NYU School of Global Public Health?  We're here to help you along every step of your application journey.  Whether it's answering basic questions about our programs or the application process, or talking with you in depth in a one-on-one meeting about your long-term goals in the field of public health, it is our mission to connect you with the information, resources and services you need to understand all we have to offer at NYU.  We look forward to working with you!

Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS)

All applications to MPH or MS programs at NYU GPH must be submitted through SOPHAS, the common application for schools and programs of public health.  You are required to select a single area of concentration when you apply, and we encourage you to research the different concentrations available to identify one which best aligns with your interests.

In general, the elements of a complete application include:

  • SOPHAS application form
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (or an evaluation of your credentials if you graduated from a foreign institution)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV
  • English language proficiency exam results for all applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.  

Master of Arts in Bioethics (MA)

The MA in Bioethics program requires that students apply to our program using SOPHAS. To be considered for review, a complete application must be submitted by the appropriate deadlines.

All applicants are required to submit the following:

  • The completed SOPHAS application, including application fee
  • B.A., B.S., R.N., M.D., J.D., or other professional degrees, preferably with one or more courses in medical, professional, or environmental ethics; philosophy; medical anthropology; history or sociology; health care administration, law, or policy; ecology and environmental policy
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Essay (roughly 10 pages double spaced) discussing an ethical issue in bioethics
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The GRE is optional for admissions
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) from all applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (PhD)

All applications to the PhD progras at NYU GPH must be submitted through SOPHAS, the common application for schools and programs of public health.  You are required to select a single area of concentration when you apply, and we encourage you to research the four different areas of study available to identify one which best aligns with your interests.

In general, the elements of a complete application include:

  • SOPHAS application form
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (or an evaluation of your credentials if you graduated from a foreign institution)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement 
  • Resume/CV
  • English language proficiency exam results for all applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.  
  • Writing sample (must be sole author or first author among multiple)

Although not required, PhD applicants are encouraged to identify potential faculty mentors at NYU whose research interests align with theirs and with whom they would like to work with in a proposed area of research interest.    

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Applicants to the DrPH program are expected to have earned an MPH or another relevant graduate degree (e.g., in epidemiology, medicine, nursing, social work, or public administration). Additionally, applicants must have at least 3 years of full-time public health or other relevant work experience after earning their graduate degree.

Students entering the program with a graduate degree but without an MPH are required to complete the five pre-requisite courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, environmental health, and social and behavioral science, before matriculating into the program. Successful applicants will have relevant public health work experience, a demonstrable potential for leadership in public health, and a clear sense of why they wish to pursue a DrPH.

All applications to the DrPH program at NYU GPH must be submitted through SOPHAS, the common application for schools and programs of public health.  A complete application includes the following required materials:

  1. A complete and submitted SOPHAS application;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Three letters of recommendation;
  4. A personal statement explaining why you’re interested in the program and career goals;
  5. A writing sample (e.g., report, published paper, manuscript, etc.) that demonstrates the applicant's critical and analytical skills and facility in writing. The applicant should be the primary author of the writing sample, or the primary author of important sections of the document.  
  6. An official copy of transcripts from all institutions attended or attending.

Certificate Programs

Applications for those not currently enrolled in a GPH master's program must be submitted online through SOPHAS Express, a common application for schools and programs of public health. Current GPH master's students may apply through this application.

In order to be eligible for the certificate, you must hold the following:

  • Bachelor's degree or US equivalent from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate GPA

To apply, you must submit your application as well as the following materials:

  • Scanned copies of transcripts for all post-secondary education completed, regardless of whether a degree was awarded

  • Resume or CV

  • Personal statement of no longer than 1200 words expressing a rationale for pursuing the certificate

  • 1 letter of support from either a professional or academic reference

Dual Degree Applications

All dual degree applicants should note that in order to be successfully admitted to a dual degree program, a student must be admitted to both programs separately.  Dual degree applicants should note the instructions to apply to the MPH program but also ensure they apply to the partner school program as appropriate:

  • Applicants to the MSW/MPH must apply to GPH and the NYU Silver School of Social Work.
  • Applicants to the MPA/MPH must apply to GPH and the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Applicants to the MS/MPH must apply to GPH and the NYU Rory Myers College of Nursing
  • Applicants to the MD/MPH must apply to GPH and the NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Applicants to the DDS/MPH must apply to GPH and the NYU College of Dentistry.

A dual degree applicant who is admitted to GPH but who does not apply to the other school will not be permitted to matriculate into a dual degree program.

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