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Master of Public Health

One Year. Three Continents. Infinite Networking Possibilities.

In today’s globally connected world, it is essential for aspiring public health professionals to understand how health issues transcend borders and affect diverse populations everywhere.

The Cross-Continental Master of Public Health (MPH) is a full-time, one-year program that trains highly motivated students to embrace the challenge of global public health through a practice-based, skills-focused curriculum. It is taught over three terms in three continents at three different NYU global sites. Currently the program rotates through sites in Washington, D.C., Accra, and Abu Dhabi and includes practice and field placement experience in these unique settings.

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The Cross-Continental MPH really fascinated me since it gives you a global perspective on health, the opportunity to travel, have access to incredible faculty and lets you do all of this in an accelerated one-year program."
- Ipsita Krishnan, Cross-Continental MPH Candidate 2017


As part of our globally immersive Cross-Continental MPH program, you can focus your studies in one of two challenging concentrations:

  • Epidemiology focuses on applied global epidemiology, which includes epidemiologic principles, public health surveillance methods, field investigations, and survey and sample developments

  • Global Health includes an overview of global health systems and methodologies to utilize large and country-level data sets to compare health and economic systems

The World is Your Campus

The intensive, one-year Cross-Continental MPH certainly puts the “abroad” in study abroad. Over the course of three terms, you’ll put your studies into practice in Washington, D.C., Accra, and Abu Dhabi. You will participate in 180 hours of fieldwork experience in Accra, Ghana and be exposed to health opportunities and networks in the United Arab Emirates, and in the United States' capital city.  At each of these sites, you will interact with NYU global health faculty, county local and regional health leadership, NGO stakeholders, and professionals from UN agencies including World Food Programme and UNICEF.

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Summer Semester

15 Credits

Fall Semester

15 Credits

January Term

3 Credits

Spring Semester

12 Credits


Professional Development

NYU and GPH are dedicated to the future success of all of our students. Through your field placement with influential international and local organizations and action-based learning experiences, we will work with you to create a network of professionals who will be a source of support to you in identifying job opportunities. Upon graduation, students will benefit from being part of GPH’s growing alumni network around the world.

GPH also has a robust relationship with NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development, one of the top career resource centers in the nation, and access to professional associations such as the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), World Stroke and Health Organization, American Heath Association, NCD Alliance, and many more.

Are you ready to embrace the challenge of global public health and put your trailblazing solutions to work around the world? Apply to the Cross-Continental MPH today!

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