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Medicine (MD/MPH) Dual Degree

Created in collaboration with the highly acclaimed NYU School of Medicine, the five-year MD/MPH in Global Health Leadership offers you the opportunity to integrate medical training with public health from a global health perspective.  At completion of this full-time program, you will have earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Master of Public Health (MPH), starting you off in a prime position for advanced career options in either field.

You’ll augment your clinical medical training with public health skills, allowing you to understand the complexity of disease prevention, health promotion, and health care delivery in the globalized world.

The MD/MPH follows a specially designed curriculum that allows students to complete both degrees in five years of full-time study. Medical Students accepted to the dual degree program will generally first fulfill their MD requirements in the first three years of the program followed by a year of MPH degree coursework.  The remaining 2 MPH courses (3 credits each semester), Integrative Seminar and Capstone, are completed in evening classes during the final year of the MD program. 

Year 1 - MD program only

Year 2 - MD program only

Year 3 - MPH program only

Fall - 18 credits     

GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health Leadership (3)
GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social and Behavioral Health (3)
Group A Elective (3)
Group A Elective (3)
GPH-GU 2171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health I (0)*
GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health II (0)

Spring - 18 credits

GPH-GU 2110 Global Health Policy & Management (3)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2160 Qualitative and Field Methods (3)
Group A Elective (3)
Group A Elective (3)
Group B Elective (3)
GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health III (0)

Year 4 - MD and MPH Programs

Fall - 2 credits

GPH-GU 2621 Capstone I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

Spring - 2 credits

GPH-GU 2622 Capstone II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

 

 

Year 1 - MD program only

Year 2 - MD program only

Year 3 - MD program only

Year 4 - MPH Program Only

Fall - 18 credits

GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health Leadership (3)
GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social and Behavioral Health (3)
Group A Elective (3)
Group A Elective (3)
GPH-GU 2171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health I (0)*
GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health II (0)

Spring - 18 credits

GPH-GU 2110 Global Health Policy & Management (3)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2160 Qualitative and Field Methods (3)
Group A Elective (3)
Group A Elective (3)
Group B Elective (3)
GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health III (0)

Year 5 - MD and MPH Programs

Fall - 2 credits

GPH-GU 2621 Capstone I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

Spring - 2 credits

GPH-GU 2622 Capstone II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

 

What Can I Do with This Degree?

Career options for MD/MPH students are wide-ranging and limited only by a student’s own interests, backgrounds, and ambitions. Students might go on to such positions as commissioner of a health department, director/president of an NGO, senior executive at a healthcare institution, clinician in a developing country, or working with immigrant populations in the U.S.  Students who pursue clinical medicine may continue to be involved in advocacy or policy development on local or global issues.

How Do I Apply?

Typically, this program is open to students who have already been accepted to, and matriculated in, the School of Medicine. You generally apply to the program in your third year of medical school with coursework leading to the MPH in Global Health Leadership beginning at the end of the third year.

You must apply separately and be admitted to both the MD and MPH programs: MD program application and instructions and MPH program application and instructions.

Current medical students applying to the program must register their intent to apply with the Director of Dual MD/Masters Programs prior to the application deadline. 

Students applying to both the School of Medicine and the NYU MPH concurrently should alert the Medical School Admissions Office of their intent to do so.

For More Information

NYU Master of Public Health Program
Zachary Maggio 
zachary.maggio@nyu.edu
(212) 998-2175        
Fax: (212) 995-4877

NYU School of Medicine - Office of Dual MD/Masters Programs
Joseph Oppedisano
Joseph.oppedisano@med.nyu.edu 
(212) 263-3804 

MD/MPH Course Checklist

The MD/MPH checklist outlines the requirements for the dual degree, 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.

Apply Now

Are you ready to reinvent the global public health paradigm with a dual degree in medicine and public health? Apply to the MD program and apply to the MPH program today!