First Semester Courses for Online Students

Welcome, Fall 2022 Online MPH students! Below is a list of the courses you must register for, by concentration. It lists courses for both full and part-time course loads. Before reading this, make sure you've reviewed all the information in the email you received with the subject line "IMPORTANT: Fall 2022 Registration & Advisement". 

 

Important notes - there is a lot of information here, so please read it carefully:

  1. NYU GPH online courses are indicated by the 5000-level number. Each semester, you can check our schedule to see which courses are offered online.
     
  2. All MPH students must register for the two 0-credit required courses, GPH-GU 5175 and GPH-GU 5171, which take place online for a period of two weeks. There are several sections of GPH-GU 5171, so please just choose one which works for your schedule. Also note that there are two additional required 0-credit courses to be taken in the Spring (GPH-GU 5180 and GPH-GU 5185).
     
  3. MPH students may be eligible to waive the GPH-GU 5190 Essentials of Public Health Biology requirement. Please read through the eligibility guidelines on the Course Waiver form. Students who plan to waive it must complete the form and return to Lisa Kroin (lrk219@nyu.edu). When waiving a course, you may take an elective of your choice later in the program. The total number of credits should still amount to 46 at the end of your degree. Please let your program advisor know so a note is made in your record.
     
  4. All MPH students must enroll in GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0). Please note that this is not actually a course, nor is it graded, but it serves as a primer to prepare you for Epidemiology and Biostatistics courses. It will open on August 1st via Brightspace (which you can access by logging into Albert --> Academics --> Brightspace; please disregard the dates in Albert). It will only take a few hours for you to complete and you may do it any time in August. This will not count towards your MPH degree requirements, but you must register for it like a regular course.
     
  5. Course loads, Financial Aid and Scholarships: Students who are receiving federal financial aid must be enrolled in at least 4.5 credits to be eligible. 9 credits per semester (not including summer) is considered to be a full course load for all graduate students at NYU. However, students who want to complete the MPH program within 2 years, should enroll in all 12 credits of course work outlined below. Please also keep in mind that certain courses such as Epidemiology, are pre-requisites for future courses. Questions regarding financial aid may be directed to financial.aid@nyu.edu. Please note that GPH scholarship requirements may differ and students on scholarship should consult their admission offers for details on required course loads to maintain scholarship eligibility. Questions regarding GPH scholarships may be directed to Alana Integlia at ai34@nyu.edu.

 

Concentrations:


Community Health Science and Practice:
If you are registering for 12 credits, 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 5190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3) 
  • GPH-GU 5140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5110 Health Care Policy (1.5)*
  • GPH-GU 5112 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) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (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 5110 001, you should also enroll in GPH-GU 5112 001. 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 5190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5140 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) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)

If you are taking 6 credits. please register for:

  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3) 
  • GPH-GU 5140 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) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)

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

  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3) 
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0) 


Global Health:
If you are registering for 12 credits, 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 5106 Epidemiology (3) 
  • GPH-GU 5120 Foundations of Global Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5190 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)
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3) 
  • GPH-GU 5120 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)
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)

If you are taking 6 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 5106 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)
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)

If you are taking 3 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3) 
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (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.  Please note that DPD courses are generally not offered online. If you are registering for 12 credits, you will need to register for the following courses.

  • GPH-GU 5190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5115 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) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (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 5115 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 5106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5115 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) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (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 5115 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 5106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5115 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) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (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 5115 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 5106 Epidemiology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)
     

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):
If you are registering for 12 credits, you will need to register for the following courses:

  • GPH-GU 5190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3) 
  • GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making In Global Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5410 Results Focused Strengthening Of Health Systems In LMICs (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)

If you are taking 9 credits, please register for:

  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3) 
  • GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making In Global Public Health (3)
  • GPH-GU 5410 Results Focused Strengthening Of Health Systems In LMICs (3)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)

If you are taking 6 credits. please register for:

  • GPH-GU 5106 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) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)

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

  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3)  
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0) 
  • GPH-GU 5010 Foundations for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (0)