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Community and International Health Concentration

The Community and International Health concentration prepares you to collaboratively develop, implement, and evaluate programs and policies that promote healthy communities and health equity.

You’ll learn to assess health issues among diverse population groups in the US and globally to develop and implement population-based health programs that improve health and reduce inequities. Throughout your coursework, you’ll apply a social ecological framework to population-based intervention strategies, as well as the assessment of social, cultural, economic, environmental and institutional factors that contribute to health among diverse populations.

Key Skills

When you graduate with the Community and International Health concentration, you’ll be prepared to begin a promising global public health career spearheading programs and policies that promote healthy communities and health equity. You’ll stand out to employers with a skillset that has both breadth and depth, including:

  • Assessing health issues among diverse population groups in the US and globally

  • Applying a social ecological framework to the assessment of various factors that contribute to health among diverse populations

  • Applying evidence-based strategies to the development and implementation of population-based health programs

Find out even more about the skills you’ll learn in the Community and International Health concentration, as well as the core competencies of the overall MPH degree.

Professional Development

You will benefit from countless opportunities to build skills and experience to prepare you for successful careers in public health and community and international health. Learn more about the professional development opportunities available to you at NYU GPH, including internships, fellowships, employment, volunteer opportunities, professional association membership, and more.

All students in the Community and International Health concentration take the following courses (18 credits) as part of the MPH degree requirements:

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 Policy and Management (1.5)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)

 

All students in the Community & International Health concentration take the following courses (15 credits):

GPH-GU 2218 Assessing Community Health Needs & Resources (3)
GPH-GU 2349 Program Planning & Evaluation (3)
GPH-GU 2361 Research Methods in Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2415 Community-Based Health Interventions (3)
GPH-GU 2270 Translating Research Into Practice: Adapting and Implementing Evidence-Based Public Health Interventions (3)
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)

 

All students in the Community and International Health Concentration take nine courses (27 credits) from the following set of courses:

Global Health Focus:
GPH-GU 2382 A Systems Approach to Food Access (3)
GPH-GU 2325 Behavioral and Communication Strategies for Global Epidemics (3)
GPH-GU 2316 Community Health: A Society in Transition: South Africa (6)
GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health Leadership (3)
GPH-GU 2410 Global Burden of Infectious Disease (3)
GPH-GU 2315 Global Health and Economic Development (3)
GPH-GU 2334 Global Health Governance and Management (3)
GPH-GU 2342 Global Issues in Public Health Nutrition: Obesity and Diabetes (3)
GPH-GU 2230 Global Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control (3)
GPH-GU 2285 Global Women’s Health Programs (3)
GPH-GU 2250 Health and Human Rights (3)
GPH-GU 2343 HIV/AIDS Public Health Promotion (3)
GPH-GU 5120 HIV/AIDS from a Global Perspective (3)
GPH-GU 2346 Migrant Health in the Mediterranean (3)
GPH-GU 2210 Migration & Health (3 credits)
GPH-GU 2240 Perspectives of Global Mental Health (3)
GPH-GU 5288 Perspectives on Migrant Health & Human Rights (3)
GPH-GU 2345 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (3)

Other Electives:
GPH-GU 2340 Advocating for Community Health (3)
GPH-GU 2260 Disaster, Complex Systems, and the Social Ecology of Health (3)
GPH-GU 2405 Health Communication: Theory and Practice (3)
GPH-GU 2322 History & Principles of Public Health (3)
GPH GU 2155 Introduction to Public Policy (3)
GPH-GU 2357 LGBT Health Disparities (3)
GPH-GU 2125 Nutrition Education and Promotion Initiatives in Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2374 Perspectives on Reproductive Health (3)
GPH-GU 2213 Public Health Nutrition
GPH-GU 2255 Psychoactive Drug Use and Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2344 Reproductive and Pediatric Health: A Focus in Nutrition (3)
GPH-GU 2160 Qualitative & Field Methods (3)
GPH-GU 2319 Writing Grants and Funding Proposals for Health-Related Programs (3)


Students in the Community and International Health concentration complete a minimum of 180 hours of a public health internship, which serves as the culminating experience of the MPH degree.

GPH-GU 2360 Internship: Practice and Integrated Learning Experiences (4 credits*)
NOTE: Please be advised that the culminating applied practice experience for all concentrations will be revised beginning Fall 2017 and will be effective for students who matriculate in that term.

 

Year 1:

Fall Semester (12 credits)
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 Policy and Management (1.5)
GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

Spring Semester (12 credits)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2361 Research Methods in Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2415 Community-Based Health Interventions (3)
Elective (3)
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)

 

Year 2:

Fall Semester (12 credits)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2218 Assessing Community Health Needs & Resources (3)
GPH-GU 2349 Program Planning & Evaluation (3)
Elective (3)

Spring Semester (10 credits)
GPH-GU 2360 Internship: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (4)*
GPH-GU 2270 Translating Research Into Practice (3)
Elective (3)

*NOTE: Please be advised that the culminating applied practice experience for all concentrations will be revised beginning Fall 2017 and will be effective for students who matriculate in that term.

Community and International Health Course Checklist

The Community and International Health checklist outlines the requirements for the concentration, as well as which core and concentration courses have prerequisites. Use this tool as you move along in the program to help keep track of the courses you’ve taken, as well as what’s up next. (Please note that there are different requirements for existing students who matriculated in Fall 2014 and Fall 2015.)

 

Want to Learn More about Community and International Health?

To find out even more about the Community and International Health concentration, including the skills you’ll gain, the courses you’ll take, and the hands-on Applied-Practice Internship, take a look at our Community and International Health fact sheet (pdf).

Are you ready to reinvent the global public health paradigm and become a leader that helps populations around the world? Apply for the Master of Public Health now!

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