Public health at New York University is an academic priority founded upon a longstanding history of scholarship seeking to preserve and improve the health of all people. NYU's strength in public health draws from the robust collaboration taking place across its renowned schools and colleges, fostering a truly interdisciplinary approach to addressing our most pressing global health challenges.
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Certificate Programs in Public Health
Across disciplines, your academic and professional experience can be strengthened by a public health credential. GPH offers multiple certificate programs for people in varying career stages and with different areas of interest.
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Don't Just Keep Up: Get Ahead
These hands-on, practice-based certificate programs are designed with your needs in mind – flexible class formats and scheduling, adaptable curriculum that let you focus on what interests you most, and a vibrant, global academic and professional community.
Enhance Your Public Health Capacity
The Advanced Certificate in Public Health offers graduate-level courses administered entirely online to equip professionals with essential knowledge and training in core public health concepts.
Support LGBT Populations
The Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education & Social Services will provide currently enrolled MPH students with knowledge about the social, political, economic, and health disparities faced by LGBT individuals across the lifespan.
Doctoral Program in Public Health
Balance the theoretical with the practical; the innovation with the application. You’ll work side-by-side with and under the guidance of esteemed faculty from NYU’s global and interdisciplinary network on vanguard research and solutions to universal public health issues.
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Innovation + Application
Work side-by-side with and under the guidance of esteemed faculty from NYU’s global and interdisciplinary network on vanguard research and solutions to universal public health issues.
Tailor your studies
Select one of three areas of study – Epidemiology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Public Health Policy & Management – to prepare for a successful future in academia and/or research.
See Public Health In Action
Investigate solutions to the world most pressing public health problems. Doctoral student Rachael Piltch-Loeb works at the Population Impact, Recovery, and Resiliency (PiR2) program researching public perceptions of the Zika virus.
Master of Science in Biostatistics
Students are trained in key areas including data management, statistical reasoning, the interpretation of numeric data for scientific inference in studies in medicine and public health, and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with scientists and other public health stakeholders across disciplines.
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A Hands-on Approach to Data
Graduates of the program are prepared to work as statisticians in a variety of professional environments including government, academic, healthcare, and industry. In addition, students receive training in preparation for quantitative doctoral programs in public health, such as biostatistics and epidemiology.
A STEM Designated Masters Degree
The Master of Science in Biostatistics program is classified as STEM-eligible, allowing international students on an F-1 visa to apply for two years of additional employment in the United States after graduation if they meet the required criteria.
World Class Faculty
Faculty have field-proven expertise in health disparities, community-based research, stakeholder engaged research, Alzheimer’s disease, minority stress, substance use, tobacco research.
Master of Arts in Bioethics
One of the first programs in the world to promote a broad conception of bioethics encompassing both medical and environmental ethics.
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An Interdisciplinary Approach
Work with faculty affiliates from top-ranked departments across NYU, such as Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, and Environmental Medicine, as well as from the School of Medicine, the Wagner School of Public Service, and the School of Law.
As a culminating project, you will complete a hands-on practicum at a health and environmental organizations either here in the greater New York area or farther afield.
The NYU Center for Bioethics
The foundation of the MA in Bioethics degree is the NYU Center for Bioethics, launched in September 2007 with a Chair endowed by Dr. Arthur Zitrin, who for over 40 years was a prime mover in ethics education at the NYU Medical Center.
Master of Public Health
The NYU MPH offers committed students like you a world-class education, with domestic and global perspectives that emphasize health equity, ethics and social justice.
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Reinvent the Public Health Paradigm
For those drawn to the field of public health, it can be much more like a calling than a job. New York University’s School of Global Public Health offers committed students like you a world-class education, with domestic and global perspectives that emphasize health equity, ethics and social justice.
Unbound By Tradition
Coursework is grounded in an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial approach, allowing you to gain a holistic perspective of public health issues in order to create systems-changing solutions. You will work, study and live side by side with leaders, innovators and changemakers.
A Global Campus in a Global City
New York City is rich with opportunities unmatched anywhere else in the world. Our laboratories, centers and initiatives and our broad network within the city introduce unique opportunities. You will study and work within close proximity to local, national and international agencies from the New York City Department of Health to UNICEF, the United Nations and the World Food Programme.
Undergraduate Program in Global Public Health
Diverse, innovative, and interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees in the field, partnering courses in broad global public health issues with a related course of study housed in one of NYU's prestigious schools, including the College of Nursing, Silver School of Social Work, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, and College of Arts and Science.
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The NYU Advantage
Unlimited opportunities to network with practitioners, leaders, and scholars in government, not-for-profit, and private institutions.
A New Way To Study Public Health
Experience a truly interdisciplinary education with coursework across the University and around the world at NYU’s global sites.
Get Hands-On with Global Public Health
Participate in applied fieldwork in the US and in countries around the world, including a required semester abroad at one of NYU’s global sites.
Carolyn Fan, BA Global Public Health & Sociology 2017
“My passion in public health lies in Asian American health research. It's my firm belief that research is an essential foundation of activism, advocating for marginalized populations, and creating positive change.”