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SDG Online Master of Public Health

SDG Online

Master of Public Health

An introduction to the SDG Online MPH Program

With Professor Chris Dickey, Director of Global Health and Clinical Associate Professor of Global Public Health

Achieving the health-related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 promises to be a significant challenge for most nations, particularly in what has become a severely resource-constrained global environment. As a consequence, public health professionals who possess deep knowledge and advanced analytic operational skills are likely to be highly valued within their respective health systems.

To help ready students in the public health workforce to meet these critical goals, the College of Global Public Health (GPH) at New York University (NYU) has created an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree focused on health in the SDGs. The program will develop exceptional analytic and strategic decision-making skills in public health so that its graduates can help governments at all levels achieve health-related SDGs.  
 

The SDG Online Master of Public Health is a unique program that emphasizes a multidisciplinary, systems approach to solving complex challenges in disease control and prevention. Our curriculum includes individual and class projects that lead to innovative, equitable, cost-effective, and attainable solutions to diverse public health challenges.  Delivered entirely in an online format, you will have access to world-class NYU faculty instruction, academic resources, networking, and support as you complete weekly lessons at times most convenient for you.  

Most importantly, the MPH-SDG will help you develop exceptional analytic and strategic decision-making skills in public health -- expertise that is highly valued and needed in the public health workforce.

Core Courses (18 Credits)

1. GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3)

2. GPH-GU 5110 Global Health Policy & Management (3)

3. GPH-GU 5140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)

4. GPH-GU 5153 Global Environmental Health (3)  

5. GPH-GU 5190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)

6. GPH-GU 5995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)

 

Concentration Courses (15 Credits)

1. GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making In Global Public Health (3)

2. GPH-GU 5410 Results Focused Strengthening Of Health Systems In LMICs (3)

3. GPH-GU 5420 Monitoring & Management Of Public Health Programs For Equity (3)

4. GPH-GU 5220 Accelerating Progress Towards Health-Related SDGs (3)

5. GPH-GU 5240 Budgeting for Sustainable Health Returns on Investments (3)

6. GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

7. GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II (0)

8. GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III (0)

 

Electives (9 Credits)

1. GPH-GU 5025 Bioethical Issues in Society (3)

2. GPH-GU 5080 Bioethics Mediation (3)

3. GPH-GU 5120 HIV/AIDS from a Global Perspective (3)

4. GPH-GU 5210 Global Health Disaster Preparedness & Response (3)

5. GPH-GU 5270 Management of Public Health Disasters (3)

6. GPH-GU 5288 Perspectives on Migrant Health & Human Rights (3)

7. GPH-GU 5320 Data Utilization in Public Health Practice (3)

8. GPH- GU 2361 Research Methods in Public Health (3)

9. GPH- GU 2349 Program Planning & Evaluation (3)

10. GPH- GU 2382 A Systems Approach to Food Access (3)

11. GPH- GU 2325 Behavioral Communications Strategies for Epidemics (3)

12. GPH- GU 2230 Global Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Control (3)

13. GPH- GU 2250 Health & Human Rights (3)

14. GPH- GU 2218 Assessing Community Health Needs and Resources (3)

* The listed courses reflect what is currently available online. CGPH is working hard to make more of our courses available online in the future. SDG MPH students are also eligible to take on-site courses available at any of our NYU campuses if they so choose.

 

Applied Practice Experience (180 hours, 2 Credits)

All SDG MPH students are required to complete 180 hours of supervised, relevant public health practice in order to graduate. The qualifying practice experience may be related to students’ current employment, but students cannot use their job for this requirement. Instead, the SDG MPH candidate might use the time to apply the skills developed through the preceding course work to deliver a National Plan, a Strategy, a System- and Sector-wide Investment Case, and/or a Budget for their Ministry of Health or District Health office.

 

The course will be supervised in part by local professors under an agreement with CGPH.

 

Integrated Learning Experience (2 Credits)

The final course in the SDG MPH is designed to ensure that the student has acquired all of the competencies promised by the program. Evidence of mastery can take the form of exercises, tests, papers, and reports. Like the Applied Practice Experience, the course will be supervised in part by local professors under an agreement with CGPH.

Fall 1 - 12 credits

  • GPH-GU 5190 Essentials of PH Biology (3)

  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3)

  • GPH-GU 5320 Data Utilization in Public Health Practice  (3)

  • GPH-GU 5140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)

  • GPH-GU 5171 GH Informatics (0)

  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health I (0)
     

Spring 1- 12 credits

  • GPH-GU 5995 Biostatistics in Public Health (3)

  • GPH- GU 5380 Data-driven Decision Making in Public Health (3)

  • GPH-GU 5153 Global Environmental Health (3)

  • GPH- GU 5361 Research Methods in Public Health (3)

  • GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health II (0)

  • GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health III (0)

     

Fall 2 - 12 credits

  • GPH-GU 5110 Health Policy & Management (3)

  • GPH- GU 5410 Results Focused Strengthening Of Health Systems In LMICs (3)

  • Elective (3)

  • Elective (3)
     

Spring 2 - 10 credits

  • GPH-GU 5360 Internship: Applied Practice and Integrative Experiences (4)

  • GPH- GU 5420 Monitoring And Management Of Public Health Programs For Equity (3)

  • Elective (3)

 

Fall 1 - 6 credits

  • GPH-GU 5190 Essentials of PH Biology (3)

  • GPH-GU 5106 Epidemiology (3)

  • GPH-GU 5171 GH Informatics (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 1 - 6 credits

  • GPH-GU 5995 Biostatistics in Public Health (3)

  • GPH-GU 5153 Global Environmental Health (3)

  • GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History and Philosophy of Public Health III (0)
     

Fall 2 - 6 credits

  • GPH-GU 5320 Data Utilization in Public Health Practice  (3)

  • GPH-GU 5140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)

Spring 2 - 6 credits

  • GPH- GU 5361 Research Methods in Public Health (3)

  • GPH- GU 5380 Data-driven Decision Making in Public Health (3)

     

Fall 3 - 6 credits

  • GPH-GU 5110 Health Policy & Management (3)

  • GPH- GU 5410 Results Focused Strengthening Of Health Systems In LMICs (3)

Spring 3 - 6 credits

  • GPH- GU 5420 Monitoring And Management Of Public Health Programs For Equity (3)

  • Elective (3)

     

Fall 4 - 6 credits

  • Elective (3)

  • Elective (3)

 

Spring 4 - 4 credits

  • GPH-GU 5360 Internship: Applied Practice and Integrative Experiences (4)

 

 

    How to Apply

    All applicants must apply using SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health schools and programs.  For an application to be considered complete, the following application materials must be submitted by the application deadline of August 1st:

    • Completed SOPHAS application (the centralized application service for public health schools and programs). Please see SOPHAS Instructions and FAQs page for further details.
    • Resume or CV
    • Personal statement
    • Official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended.  (A WES credential evaluation is preferred for any degrees completed outside of the United States or Canada; otherwise, official transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Admissions at the address below).
    • Two letters of recommendation; at least one must be from your current employer.
    • TOEFL scores from all applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction. Applicants holding or completing only a graduate or professional degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction are still required to submit a TOEFL score unless the graduate program was four or more years in duration. When ordering test reports from ETS, you must include the proper institution code for the NYU MPH (8752).


    Applicants not submitting a WES evaluation of their educational credentials directly to SOPHAS should mail official copies of their transcripts to:

    Office of Admissions
    ATTN: SDG MPH
    NYU College of Global Public Health
    726 Broadway, 7th Floor
    New York NY 10003

    Begin your application for the SDG Online MPH

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