First Semester Courses by Concentration

Welcome Fall 2019 students! Below is a list of courses you should register for, by concentration. It lists courses for both full and part-time course loads. Important notes for all MPH students:
  1. All MPH students must register for the two 0-credit required courses, GPH-GU 5175 and GPH-GU 5171. These courses take place online via NYU Classes for a period of two weeks. Also note that there are two additional required 0-credit courses to be taken in the Spring.
  2. If you have a clinical degree such as an MD, DDS, MBBS, BSN, etc., you may waive the Essentials of Public Health Biology requirement. Please let your program advisor know so a note is recorded in your record.
  3. Students going part-time should sit down with their program advisor prior to Spring registration to map out a plan of courses. It's important to be aware of pre-requisites and follow a path that does not go off-sequence.

Bioststistics (MPH):
If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more), you will need to register for the following courses. Please note there are multiple sections of some of these courses; you may enroll in any section:

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3) 
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2286 Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing (3)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social and Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2286 Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are taking 6 credits. please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are only taking 3 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

Biostatistics (MS):
If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more), you will need to register for the following courses. Please note there are multiple sections of some of these courses; you may enroll in any section.
  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3) 
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2286 Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing (3)
  • GPH-GU 517o Introduction to Public Health (0)
  • Elective (3) - please note you may check Steinhardt and Wagner for possible electives. 

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3) 
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2286 Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing (3)
  • GPH-GU 517o Introduction to Public Health (0)

If you are taking 6 credits. please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 517o Introduction to Public Health (0) 

If you are only taking 3 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 517o Introduction to Public Health (0)


Community Health Science and Practice:
If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more), you will need to register for the following courses. Please note there are multiple sections of each of these courses; you may enroll in any section. Dates for GPH-GU 5171 and GPH-GU 5175 are noted on the schedule on our website:

  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5)*
  • GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management & Leadership (1.5)* 
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

​* these two courses meet for 7 weeks each. They are scheduled so when one ends, the other begins. Students should register for the same section of each one. For example, if you enroll in GPH-GU 2110 001, you should also enroll in GPH-GU 2112 001, as they both meet on the same day and time; one meets during the first half of the semester on that day and time and the other course meets for the second half of the semester.

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are taking 6 credits. please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are only taking 3 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 


Environmental Public Health Sciences:
If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more), you will need to register for the following courses. Please note there are multiple sections of each of these courses; you may enroll in any section. Dates for GPH-GU 5171 and GPH-GU 5175 are noted on the schedule on our website:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2226 Global Toxicology and Community Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2265 Climate Change and Environmental Policy (3)
  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2226 Global Toxicology and Community Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2265 Climate Change and Environmental Policy (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)
If you are taking 6 credits, please register for:
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2265 Climate Change and Environmental Policy (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)
If you are taking 3 credits, please register for:
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

Epidemiology:
If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more), you will need to register for the following courses. Please note there are multiple sections of some of these courses; you may enroll in any section. Dates for GPH-GU 5171 and GPH-GU 5175 are noted on the schedule on our website.
  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3) 
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3) - please register for lecture 001 and recitation 003 or 004
  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social and Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3) - please register for lecture 001 and recitation 003 or 004
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social and Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are taking 6 credits. please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3) - please register for lecture 001 and recitation 003 or 004
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are only taking 3 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3) - please register for lecture 001 and recitation 003 or 004
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 


Global Health:
If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more), you will need to register for the following courses. Please note there are multiple sections of some of these courses; you may enroll in any section. Dates for GPH-GU 5171 and GPH-GU 5175 are noted on the schedule on our website:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global  Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global  Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

If you are taking 6 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

If you are taking 3 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)


Public Health Nutrition:
Students who are thinking about pursuing the DPD to become an RD may reach out to Dr. Joyce O'Connor (jao8@nyu.edu) for further information.  If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more), you will need to register for the following courses:

  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2115 Introduction to Principles of Nutrition in Public Health (3) *
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

* students who have earned a BS or BA in Nutrition in the last 5 years, or are an RD (registered dietician) may waive GPH-GU 2115 and take an elective of their choice instead. We recommend that you take another core course in your first semester and take the elective later in your curriculum. Be sure to consult Dr. O'Connor (jao8@nyu.edu) before you register.

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2115 Introduction to Principles of Nutrition in Public Health (3) *
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

* students who have earned a BS or BA in Nutrition in the last 5 years, or are an RD (registered dietician) may waive GPH-GU 2115 and take an elective of their choice instead. We recommend that you take another core course in your first semester and take the elective later in your curriculum. Be sure to consult Dr. O'Connor (jao8@nyu.edu) before you register.

If you are taking 6 credits. please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2115 Introduction to Principles of Nutrition in Public Health (3) *
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

* students who have earned a BS or BA in Nutrition in the last 5 years, or are an RD (registered dietician) may waive GPH-GU 2115 and take an elective of their choice instead. We recommend that you take another core course in your first semester and take the elective later in your curriculum. Be sure to consult Dr. O'Connor (jao8@nyu.edu) before you register.

If you are only taking 3 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 


Public Health Policy and Management:
PHPM students should be aware that prior to your second semester, you will be required to choose a specialization - either Policy or Management. If you are unsure which to choose or would like further information, feel free to reach out to Dr. Jose Pagan (jp5083@nyu.edu) who is the Chair of the department.

If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more), you will need to register for the following courses:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5)*
  • GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management & Leadership (1.5)* 
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

​* these two courses meet for 7 weeks each. They are scheduled so when one ends, the other begins. Students should register for the same section of each one. For example, if you enroll in GPH-GU 2110 001, you should also enroll in GPH-GU 2112 001, as they both meet on the same day and time; one meets during the first half of the semester on that day and time and the other course meets for the second half of the semester.

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5)*
  • GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management & Leadership (1.5)* 
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

​* these two courses meet for 7 weeks each. They are scheduled so when one ends, the other begins. Students should register for the same section of each one. For example, if you enroll in GPH-GU 2110 001, you should also enroll in GPH-GU 2112 001, as they both meet on the same day and time; one meets during the first half of the semester on that day and time and the other course meets for the second half of the semester.

If you are taking 6 credits. please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5)*
  • GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management & Leadership (1.5)* 
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

​* these two courses meet for 7 weeks each. They are scheduled so when one ends, the other begins. Students should register for the same section of each one. For example, if you enroll in GPH-GU 2110 001, you should also enroll in GPH-GU 2112 001, as they both meet on the same day and time; one meets during the first half of the semester on that day and time and the other course meets for the second half of the semester.

If you are only taking 3 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 


Social and Behavioral Sciences:
If you are a full-time student (12 credits or more), you will need to register for the following courses:

  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are taking 6 credits. please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 

If you are only taking 3 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)