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.

SAMPLE MPA-MPH Dual Degree program sequence

Total credits required: 69 (33 for the MPA + 36 for the MPH)

  • GU = College of Global Public Health course
  • GP = Wagner Graduate School of Public Service course

FALL YEAR 1 [15 credits]
Registration residency: Wagner

  • GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0 credits)
  • GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0 credits)
  • CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy (3 credits)

SPRING YEAR 1 [15 credits] 
Registration residency: Wagner

  • GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 5220 Accelerating Progress Towards Health-Related SDGs (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II (0 credits)
  • GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III (0 credits)
  • CORE-GP 1020 Management and Leadership (3 credits)
  • CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management (3 credits)

FALL YEAR 2 [12 credits]
Registration residency: CGPH

  • GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management & Leadership (1.5 credits)
  • GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3 credits)
  • MPA Specialization Coursework (3 credits)
  • MPA Specialization Coursework (3 credits)

SPRING YEAR 2 [12 credits]
Registration residency: CGPH

FALL YEAR 3 [10.5 credits]
Registration residency: CGPH

SPRING YEAR 3 (4.5 credits)
Registration residency: Wagner


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. For more information about admissions to Wagner or the College of Global Public Health, please contact:


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.


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.

For dual-degree program advisement, please contact:

  • Scott Statland, Associate Director, Advisement & Student Services
    NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service | (212) 992-8717
  • Prof. Chris Dickey, Director of Global Health & Clinical Associate Professor of Global Health
    NYU College of Global Public Health | (212) 992-6136