In the PhD in Public Health program, you’ll balance the theoretical with the practical in a host of advanced coursework under the guidance of esteemed faculty from NYU’s global network. The composition of your classes will depend on which one of three doctoral concentrations you choose: Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Public Health Policy and Management.

PhD Required Courses

GPH-GU 2353 Regression I: Linear Regression and Modeling
GPH-GU 2354 Regression II: Categorical Data Analysis
GPH-GU 2960 Theories in Public Health, Practice, Policy & Research
GPH-GU 1165 Research Ethics
**GPH-GU 3000 Perspectives in Public Health: Doctoral Seminar Part 1
**GPH-GU 3010 Perspectives in Public Health: Doctoral Seminar Part 2
*GPH-GU 2930 Epidemiological Methods and Design
GPH-GU 3050 Methods in Community Health Research
GPH-GU 3200 Dissertation Proposal Seminar
GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)
GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II (0)
GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III (0)

*Prerequisite course GPH-GU-2450 Intermediate Epidemiology
**Formerly Doctoral Colloquium; 1.5 credits each

Concentration Overview

Students will engage in a course of study designed to deepen their understanding and application of advanced data analytic techniques and research methodology. Students are required to take at least three courses in advanced data analysis and research methodology. In addition, they will identify a specialization area (e.g. chronic disease epi, mental health epi, etc.) and take a minimum of two courses in this specialization area.  

GPH-GU XXXX Design, Conduct, and analysis of Cohort Studies (Sp 19)
GPH-GU XXXX Experimental Study Designs in Epidemiology (Fall 19)
GPH-GU XXXX Advanced Agent-Based Modeling (Fall 19) 
GPH-GU XXXX Topics in Advanced Modelings (Sp 19) 
GPH-GU 2317 Social Epidemiology
GPH-GU 2225 Psychometric Measurement and Analysis in Public Health Research and Practice
GPH-GU 2288 Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing
GPH-GU 2480 Longitudinal Analysis of Public Health Data
GPH-GU 2380 Survey Design, Analysis, and Reporting

Concentration Overview

Students should identify a social science discipline that will serve as their sub-field. Possibilities include sociology, political science, anthropology, or psychology. In Year 2, students take at least two additional courses ion advanced methods. Also students should take a minimum of three (3) theory or seminar courses in their selected social science sub-field. Clearly there is variation within disciplines.  

GPH-GU XXXX Disasters, Complex Systems, and the Social Ecology of Health: Theories, Methods, and cases (Fall 19) 
GPH-GU XXXX Qualitative Analysis: In-depth Interviewing & Mixed Methods Approaches for Public Health Research (Sp 19)
GPH-GU 2225 Psychometric Measurement & Analysis in Public Health Research and Practice 
GPH-GU 2480 Longitudinal Analysis of Public Health Data
GPH-GU Survey Design, Analysis, and Reporting

The following courses based on their social science discipline:

ANTH-GA 1504 History and Philosophy of Biological Anthropology (GSAS)
ANTH-GA 2702 Acquisition of Cultural Practices (GSAS)
ANTH-GA 1244 Anthropology of Food (GSAS)
ANTH-GA 1246 Islam and the Americas (GSAS)
ANTH-GA 1010 Social Anthropology Theory and Practice (GSAS)
ANTH-GA 2210 Technology and Society II (GSAS)
APSY-GE 2041 Women and Mental Health (Steinhardt)
APSY-GE 2279 Risk and Resilience (Steinhardt)
APSY-GE 2038 Abnormal Psychology (Steinhardt)
APSY-GE 2105 Culture, Context and Psychology (Steinhardt)
SOC-GA 2111 Classical Sociological Theory (GSAS)
SOC-GA 3115 Advanced Seminar in Contemporary Social Theory (GSAS)
SOC-GA 2153 Social Movements (GSAS)
SOC-GA 2137 Social Stratification (GSAS)
SOC-GA 2508 Sociology of Punishment (GSAS)
SOC-GA 3204 Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology (GSAS)
POL-GA 1350 Core Seminar: The Domestic Politics of the United States (GSAS)
POL-GA 1751 Core Seminar: International Relations (GSAS)
POL-GA 1550 Comparative Politics of Developed Countries (GSAS)
POL-GA 1551 Comparative Politics of Developing Countries (GSAS)
POL-GA 3100 Contemporary Democratic Theory (GSAS)
POL-GA 3500 Political Behavior in Developing Countries (GSAS)


GPH-GU XXXX Health Services Research (Fall 19)
GPH-GU XXXX Advanced Health Policy (Sp 19)
PHD-GP 5902 Doctoral Research Methods (Wagner)
PADM-GP 2172 Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis (Wagner)
GPH-GU 2155 Introduction to Public Health Policy
GPH-GU 2292 Public Health Law
MGMT-GB 3371 Organizational Behavior (Stern)
MGMT-GB Organization Theory (Stern)

Students Who Enrolled Before Fall 2016

Doctoral students who matriculated prior to Fall 2016, should follow the degree requirements outlined below:

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