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Global Health Concentration

 

The Global Health concentration trains you to engage in collaborative capacity-building with local and international organizations, designing and implementing effective, efficient, equitable and appropriate global health programs, projects, and policies. You’ll learn to work effectively within varied cultural settings and across different social and political environments, applying strategic principles of ethical reasoning and professional practice to advance health equity and social justice around the world.

“My GPH experience helped me transition my previous work as a biologist into something more at the macro level, enabling me to understand how to improve the health of entire populations.”
- Andrea Muraca (Italy), MPA 2016, Global Health Concentration

Key Skills

When you graduate with the Global Health concentration, you’ll be prepared to take on leadership roles in public health settings around the globe. You’ll stand out to employers with a skillset that has both breadth and depth, including:

  • Applying modeling and evaluation findings to allocate resources for  interventions and strategies that address the global burden of disease

  • Designing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating public health programs that strengthen health systems

  • Working successfully within varied cultural settings and across different social and political environments

  • Applying principles of ethical reasoning and professional practice to advance health equity and social justice in the United States and in international settings

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

 

Professional Development

You will benefit from countless opportunities to build skills to prepare you for successful careers in global public 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.

Public Health Core (18 Credits)


All students in the Global Health concentration take the following core courses (18 credits) as part of the MPH degree requirements:
GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2110 Health Policy and Management (3)*
GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social and Behavioral Health (3)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
* as of Fall 2017, this course will be split up into two courses: GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5) and GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management and Leadership.

 

Concentration Course (6 Credits)

All students in the Global Health concentration take the following courses (6 credits):
GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health Leadership (3)
GPH-GU 2160 Qualitative and Field Methods (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)

 

Elective Course (18 Credits)

All students in the Global Health concentration select 18 credits from the following set of courses:

GPH-GU 2316 Community Health: A Society in Transition, South Africa (6)
GPH-GU 2352 Comparative Health Systems (3)
GPH-GU 2440 Emerging Diseases and Bioterrorism (3)
GPH-GU 2015 Genomics and Global Public Health (4)
GPH-GU 2410 Global Burden of Infectious Disease (3)
GPH-GU 2334 Global Health Governance and Management (3)
GPH-GU 2342 Global Issues in Public Health Nutrition: Obesity & Diabetes (3)
GPH-GU 2230 Global Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control (3)
GPH-GU 2285 Global Women's Health Programs - Analyzing the Evidence to Improve Women's Lives (3)
GPH-GU 2450 Intermediate Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2520 Issues in Global Pediatric Oral Health (3)
GPH-GU 2018 Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis (3)
GPH-GU 2210 Migration & Health (3)
GPH-GU 2240 Perspectives of Global Mental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2371 Program Analysis and Evaluation (3)
GPH-GU 2349 Program Planning & Evaluation (3)
GPH-GU 2382 A Systems Approach to Food Access (3)
GPH-GU 2325 Behavioral and Communication Strategies for Global Epidemics (3)
GPH-GU 2265 Climate Change and Environmental Policy (3)
GPH-GU 5320 Data Utilization in Public Health Practice (3)
GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2260 Disasters, Complex Systems, and the Social Ecology of Health (3)
GPH-GU 2315 Global Health and Economic Development (3)
GPH-GU 2405 Health Communications: Changing Social Norms in Theory & Practice (3)
GPH-GU 2250 Health & Human Rights
GPH-GU 5120 HIV/AIDS from a Global Perspective (3)
GPH-GU 2382 International Population & Family Health (3)
GPH-GU 2357 LGBTQ Health Disparities (3)
GPH-GU 2346 Migrant Health in the Mediterranean (3)
GPH-GU 5420 Monitoring and Management of Public Health Programs for Equity (3)
GPH-GU 5288 Perspectives on Migrant Health & Human Rights (3)
GPH-GU 2345 Public Health Emergency & Preparedness: A Global Response (3)
GPH0GU 5410 Results-Focused Strengthening of Health Systems in LMIC Countries (3)
GPH-GU 2317 Social Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2370 Stigma, Health, and Discrimination (3)
GPH-GU 2319 Writing Grants and Funding Proposals for Health-Related Programs (3)

 

Culminating Experience (4 Credits)

Students in the Global Health concentration complete a two-semester Capstone in Global Public Health course, which serves as the culminating experience of the MPH degree.

GPH-GU 2621  Capstone I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2 credits)
GPH-GU 2622  Capstone II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2 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 2106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2110 Health Policy and Management (3)*
GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global  Health Leadership (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)

Spring Semester (12 credits)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health 3)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2160 Qualitative and Field Methods (3)
GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (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)
* as of Fall 2017, this course will be split up into two courses: GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5) and GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management and Leadership.
 

Year 2:

Fall Semester (11 credits)
Group A elective (3)
Group A elective (3)
Group B elective (3)
GPH-GU 2621 Capstone I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

Spring Semester (11 credits)
Group A elective (3)
Group A elective (3)
Group B elective (3)
GPH-GU 2622 Capstone II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

Part time Sample Sequences

Students completing the Global Health Leadership concentration on a part-time basis are encouraged to map out a plan based on the number of credits they would like to take each semester and the number of years they intend to take to complete the degree. Please click here for 3-year and 4-year sample sequences. Note: all students have a maximum of 6 years to complete the MPH requirements.
 

Global Health Course Checklist

The Global Health checklist outlines the requirements for the concentration, as well as which core and concentration courses have pre-requisites. 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 Global Health?

To find out even more about the Global Health concentration, including the skills you’ll gain, the courses you’ll take, and the hands-on Applied-Practice Capstone, take a look at our 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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