MPA-Global MPH

Diabetes. Maternal and infant health. Refugees. Clean water. Ebola.

These days there is hardly a health issue that doesn’t have global implications—and global consequences. The challenges are broad and complex: disease, discomfort, displacement from essential resources—none of these is confined by political borders. But you can learn how to tackle these issues on multiple fronts with our MPA-Global MPH dual-degree program offered with NYU's College of Global Public Health (CGPH).

We’ll give you the academic background to understand the trends, contributing factors, and consequences of global health issues from nutrition to epidemiology and everything in between. And then we’ll provide you with the tools to do something about those issues—whether that includes taking a nonprofit organization into the field for aid on the front lines, or working within government agencies to shape new policies for increasingly complicated health challenges.

Advisement

An important aspect of the dual-degree academic experience is the extensive, tailored, and coordinated advisement support from both schools. Students will work with advisors from both schools to carefully choose coursework that takes into consideration their unique academic and professional goals. The many sources of advisement that each school has to offer includes faculty advisors, offices of career services, program administrators, and peer advisors. 

Students leave the dual degree program well supported and equipped with the frameworks and analytical skills that will serve them well in the complex and changing intersection of sectors and roles their careers may span.

Sample Schedule

(GU = CGPH course; GP = Wagner course)

 

FALL YEAR 1 (15 credits) (Registration residency: Wagner*)

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health Leadership (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2171 Global Health Informatics I (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I
  • GPH-GU 2180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II
  • CORE-GP 2018 Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • CORE-GP 1022 Intro to Public Policy (3 credits)

SPRING YEAR 1 (12 credits) (Registration residency: Wagner*)

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2160 Qualitative and Field Methods (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III
  • CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • CORE-GP 1020 Managing Public Service Organizations (3 credits)

FALL YEAR 2 (15 credits) (Registration residency: CGPH)

  • GPH-GU 2110 Global Health Policy & Management (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU CGPH Group A elective 1 (3 credits)
  • XXX-GP MPA Specialization Course (3 credits)
  • XXX-GP MPA Specialization Course (3 credits)

SPRING YEAR 2 (12 credits) (Registration residency: CGPH)

  • GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU CGPH Group A elective 2 (3 credits)
  • XXXX-GP MPA Specialization Course (3 credits)
  • XXXX-GP MPA Specialization Course (3 credits)

FALL YEAR 3 (10.5 credits) (Registration residency: CGPH)

  • GPH-GU CGPH Group A elective 3 (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU CGPH Group A elective 4 (3 credits)
  • XXXX-GP MPA Specialization Course (3 credits)
  • CAP-GP Capstone: Advanced Project I (1.5 credits)

SPRING YEAR 3 (4.5 credits) (Registration residency: Wagner)

Admissions

Applicants are required to apply to NYU Wagner and NYU's College of Global Public Health separately. Once admitted to both, a student will qualify for the dual-degree program.

 

Scholarships

Pursuing a graduate dual degree is an investment in the future and a serious commitment of time and money. All dual-degree applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships and funding.